Media Invite

13 June 2018

Deputy Minister Landers to address the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Speaker’s Meeting

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the South African Institute of International Affairs invite the media to a Speaker's Meeting to be addressed by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers. The meeting will focus on “BRICS in Africa: Working towards the realisation of the African Aspirations”.

The meeting will provide a platform for Deputy Minister Landers to highlight the importance of South Africa’s participation in BRICS and the benefits therein.  The Deputy Minister will also use this meeting as a vehicle to cultivate citizen buy-in into BRICS activities and to profile South Africa’s role as Chair of BRICS.

The Speaker's Meeting is one of the build-up events to the 10th BRICS Summit taking place at the Sandton International Convention Centre from 25 to 27 July 2018. South Africa assumed the role of chair of BRICS on 01 January 2018 and will remain in this position until 31 December 2018.

The media are invited as follows:

Date: Monday, 18 June 2018

Time: 16h00 - 17h30 (Media to arrive at 15:30)

Venue: SAIIA Head Office, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg

Parking: Parking is available on both sides of Jan Smuts House and the surrounding area

RSVP: Kgopotso Rapakuana, and Fortunate Xaba,

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or


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