Media Advisory

18 March 2018

Public engagements for Minister Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, from 19-27 March 2018

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, will over the next few days embark on a number of continental and local engagements aimed at building and strengthening relations between South Africa and other countries.

These engagements include accompanying HE President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) Summit in Rwanda, Minister’s first meeting with Heads of Diplomatic Mission in South Africa, hosting Ubuntu Awards and the SADC Council of Ministers.

The Summit in Kigali is expected to consider and conclude issues related to the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and adopt the Agreement on the Establishment of the CFTA whilst the SADC Council of Ministers, scheduled to take place in Tshwane, is expected to discuss and take decisions relating to the functioning of the SADC Secretariat and the implementation of decisions taken at the last SADC Summit.

On Thursday, 22 March 2018, Minister Sisulu will host the fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards in Cape Town. The Awards will be held under the theme: “Honouring Madiba: A Global Champion of Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation”.

The Ubuntu Awards were launched in 2015 to celebrate South African citizens who play an active role in projecting a positive image of South Africa internationally through diligent service in their respective fields. South Africa prides itself on these global ambassadors.

The details for Minister’s engagements for the next few days are as follows:

1. Extraordinary AU Summit

Dates: 19-21 March 2018

Country/Venue: Rwanda

2. Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps

Date: 22 March 2018

Time: 12h30

Venue: CTICC, Cape Town

NOTE: Media briefing to take place immediately after the meeting with diplomatic corps.

3. 2017/2018 Ubuntu Awards

Date: 22 March 2018

Venue: CTICC, Cape Town

Time: 18h00

4. SADC Council of Ministers

Date: 26-27 March 2018

Time: 09h00

Venue: OR Tambo Building, DIRCO

Enquiries: Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Head of Communications

Mobile: 083 645 7838


OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road



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