Media Statement

14 February 2020

President to address Ubuntu Awards Ceremony

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Saturday 15 February 2020, deliver the keynote address at the annual Ubuntu Awards which are hosted by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

This year's awards will be held under the theme: “Celebrating Excellence in Diplomacy – Working Together to Build a Better Africa and a Better World”.

The purpose of the Ubuntu Awards is to recognise South African citizens for their distinguished service and contribution to promoting South Africa’s national interests and values across the world.

The event takes place traditionally after the Opening of Parliament and brings together captains of industry, civil society leaders, members of Cabinet and other eminent persons in addition to Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to South Africa.

The media are invited as follows:

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town

Time: 17h30

RSVP: Kgopotso Rapakuana, or Tsakane Khambane on 082 084 5566

For more information on the event:

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707

Issued by: The Presidency



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