Media advisories

Media accreditatiton for the Special Official Funeral for the late Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo

24 January 2019

Members of the media who wish to cover the funeral of the late Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo are advised to submit their details for accreditation. 

The  funeral service will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019 
Time: 08h30 
Venue:Calvary Methodist Church, Harry Galaun Dr & Halfway Gardens, Midrand in Johannesburg.

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Government hosts Cabinet Lekgotla in Pretoria, 30 to 31 Jan

24 January 2019

Cabinet will hold its Lekgotla from the 30th to the 31st of January 2019 at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

Members of the media are invited for a photo opportunity and engagement with the Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams. Details of the photo opportunity and remarks will be shared at a later stage.

Members of the media attending are requested to submit their personal details using the template below.

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Government to host official memorial service for former Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, 24 Jan

23 January 2019

Government will hold a memorial service in honour of former Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, who served as Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations in New York from 1999 to 2009.

The Official funeral service will take place on Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 08h30 at Calvary Methodist Church, Harry Galaun Dr & Halfway Gardens, Midrand in Johannesburg.

Members of the media are invited to the memorial service as follows:

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South African media invited to enter the 2019 SADC Media Awards competition

9 January 2019

The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2019 SADC Media Awards competition.

The Awards were established following a decision by the Council of Ministers in 1996 to establish a sector that deals with matters relating to amongst others, information, culture and sport. These awards serve as part of ensuring a link, coordination and synchronisation between formal structures of SADC governments, civil society, academia, labour and the media.

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Government announces arrangements for funeral of Mendi Msimang, 08 Dec

Media statement on the arrangements for the special official funeral of the late Mr Mendi Msimang

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on State Funerals under the leadership of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma met today to discuss arrangements for the Special Official Funeral of Mr Mendi Msimang who passed away on Monday, 03 December 2018.

Mr Msimang was a struggle stalwart and a former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

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Government Communication and Information System hosts SADC Media Awards workshop, 7 Dec

Workshop to launch the 2019 SADC Media Awards Competition

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will host the SADC Media Awards workshop on Friday to officially launch the 2019 competition.

The awards aim to recognize excellence in journalism in the area of print, photojournalism, television and radio as well as to encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues pertaining to the region for the promotion of regional integration and cooperation.

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