Media Advisory

10 May 2018

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to deliver the Budget Vote Speech of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will deliver the Budget Speech of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, in Parliament, Cape Town.

The speech will outline the priorities and programmes of the Department for the 2018/2019 financial year. It is expected that the Minister will provide details on, amongst other things, strengthening South Africa’s position as a leading member of the international community.

As part of the activities linked to the Budget Vote Speech, Minister Sisulu will deliver a Public Lecture focusing on South Africa’s hosting in July 2018 of the 10th BRICS Summit.

The details are as follows:

Activity: Public Lecture on BRICS

Date: Monday, 14 May 2018

Venue: University of Western Cape

Time: 13:00 – 15:00 (media to arrive at 12h30)

Activity: Pre-Budget Vote Speech Media Briefing

Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town

Time: 09:00

Activity: Post-Budget Vote Speech Breakfast

Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

RSVP: Nelson Kgwete at

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838


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