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Media arrangements for repatriation of mortal remains of Moses Kotane and JB Marks from Moscow: 1 Mar 2015

27 February 2015

27 Feb 2015

Members of the media are advised that the government delegation led by Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa responsible for the repatriation of the mortal remains of Mr Moses Kotane and Mr John Beaver Marks will return to South Africa on Sunday, 01 March 2015. 

The reception ceremony will take place as follows:
Date:             Sunday 01 March 2015
Time:            16h00
Venue:          Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria 

Media arrangement for the reception ceremony
1.    Accreditation for media
Members of the media are advised that the pre-accreditation (online registration) process closes on 28 February 2015 at 12h00. Below are details for the process of accreditation and members of the media are advised that they have to pick up accreditation individually and it will be non-photo accreditation.  To register follow the link:

Parking of OB vans and rigging
Date:   Saturday, 28 February 2015
Time:   12h00- 17h00 (lock down is at 17h00)
Venue: Waterkloof Airforce Base

Collection of media accreditation cards
Date:     Sunday, 01 March 2015
Time:     08h00 – 14h00
Venue: SANDF Officers Mess

Applicants are advised of the following requirements:

  • South African Identity Document or passport
  • Press card/ and or letter from the editor

Collection of media accreditation cards will close at 14h00. No cards will be issued after closing.

2.    Media transport
Once accredited, media will be shuttled by bus to the Waterkloof Airforce Base. All media will be required to park their cars at the SANDF Officers Mess. 
Media buses times: 10h00 -14h00

3.    Media Holding Room
A room will be provided at the Waterkloof Airforce Base to serve as a holding area for media.

Who to contact at the DoC
Ms. Tshegofatso Modubu
Cell: 083 276-0786

Contact for media accreditation and logistics
Pheliswa Sebati
Cell: 082 413-4609

Ishmael Selemale
Cell: 061 790 5114

Issued by Department of Communications

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