Media Invite

7 August 2019

Minister Naledi Pandor to address the Graduation Ceremony for the Fifth Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum and Capacity-Building Programme

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will address the Fifth Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum and Capacity-Building Programme Graduation Ceremony in Pretoria, tomorrow morning, Thursday, 8 August 2019.

Annually, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) hosts the Dialogue Forum and Capacity- Building Programme for women mediators and peace builders to discuss and share experiences on peace- and security- related issues.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019

Time: 10h30

Venue: DIRCO Conference Centre, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria

This year’s Dialogue, which began on Monday, 5 August, and finishes tomorrow, Thursday, 8 August 2019, was held under the theme, “25 Years of Democracy – Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation”.

Among many objectives, this year’s Dialogue’s sought to reflect on the achievements and challenges in order to develop action plans in line with the aspirations of the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions; identifying benefits that can be attained through collaboration between states and non-state sectors; and determining the required infrastructure to deal with contemporary issues in women, peace and security.

It is held in August as part of the department’s celebration of Women’s Month.

RSVP: Kgopotso Rapakuana,, 073 058 3876

Enquiries: Lunga Ngqengelele,, 082 566 0446


OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road



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