Hosting of South African Heads of Mission

Members of the media were invited to a media briefing by the Acting Premier of the Northern Cape, Mr. Alwin Botes on Friday, 15 July 2011.The Department of International Relations and Cooperation hosted its Heads of Mission Conference in the Northern Cape on 15 – 16 July 2011. The Conference brought together all South African Heads of Mission from a hundred and twenty-four missions in a hundred and ten countries for an engagement on issues critical to the delivery of South Africa’s foreign policy can concretely support delivery on domestic priorities, as well as strategizing on South Africa’s response to national, regional and global developments.

>>Statement by MEC Alwin Botes on the occasion to host heads of mission in Kimberley, 15 July 2011

The Conference is part of a broader and inclusive experience. All Provinces should also benefit from the presence of the Heads of Mission in South Africa with regard to an interactive engagement on issues such as the implementation of existing agreements that Provinces have with other countries; twinning agreements and exploring possibilities for inward investment, trade, tourism and technical transfer.

Details of the media briefing are as follows:

Date: 15 June 2011

Time: 13h00

Venue: Office of the Premier, JW Sauer Building, 5th floor Boardroom

Kindly confirm attendance to Bronwyn Thomas-Abrahams on 083 447 6586

Released by the Communications Directorate, Office of the Premier NC

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