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Media arrangements of meeting for SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture and Tourism

20 November 2017

20 November 2017

South Africa is hosting the sectoral joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture as well as Tourism taking place from 20 to 24 November 2017 at Southern Sun, Arcadia in Pretoria. The meeting comprise of a 3 day Senior Officials meeting, followed by the Ministerial meeting on 23 – 24 November 2017.

South Africa is currently chairing SADC and convenes this meeting following successful hosting of the SADC Summit in August 2017.

This meeting is hosted by the South African Ministers of Environmental Affairs, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as well as Tourism. More than 30 Ministers responsible for these sectors in the various SADC Member States are attending.

The meeting will focus on environment management, implementation of the SADC Law Enforcement and Anti-poaching Strategy, Transfrontier Conservation Areas and will review current status of the wildlife, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture and tourism sectors in terms of implementation of regional projects, programmes and strategies.

Members of the media are invited to note the following media arrangements.

  1. Process Of Media Accreditation

Media accreditation is completed on the attached template.

Onsite accreditation for media will commence on the following dates:

Tuesday, 21 November from          08h00-16h00
Wednesday, 22 November from    08h00-16h00
Thursday, 23 November from        08h00-16h00

Applicants are advised of the following requirements for onsite accreditation:

  1. South African Identity Document or Passport (Photocopies will not be accepted)
  2. Press Card or Letter from the editor
  3. For foreign media: Passport and Media Card (Foreign Driver License will not be accepted


  1. SADC Meeting Media Programme

Media is invited to cover the Ministers as follows:

 Thursday, 23 November 2017

08:00 – 08:30 Registration

08:30 – 10:00 Opening Remarks of the SADC Ministerial meeting

10:00 – 10:30 Group Photo

10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break

Friday, 24 November 2017

15:30 – 16:30 Closing Session and Media Briefing by Ministers

  1. Social Media

Follow the SADC Ministerial meeting information and conversation on


Use the #SADCMinisters for news updates

Mr Albi Modise on 083 490 2871
Department of Environmental Affairs

Ms Susan de Bruin on 082 921 7303
Department of Tourism

Ms Makenosi Maroo on 065 853 6120
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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