South Africa is hosting the sectoral joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Education and Training and Science, Technology and Innovation (ET-STI) taking place from 18-22 June 2018, at the Zimbali Lodge in Durban, South Africa.  The Ministerial meetings, on 21-22 June 2018, will be preceded by Senior Officials Meetings of the member states.

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

This meeting is hosted by the South African Ministers of Basic Education, Science and Technology, and Higher Education and Training. More than 15 Ministers responsible for these sectors in the various SADC Member States will be attending.

 

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

 

Onsite accreditation for media will commence on the following dates:

  • Monday, 18 June from 08h00-16h00
  • Tuesday, 19 June from 08h00-16h00
  • Wednesday, 20 June from 08h00-16h00

 

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Applicants are advised of the following requirements for accreditation:

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

 

 Social Media

 

Follow the SADC Ministerial meeting information and conversation on:

 

@GCISMedia / @SAGov / @SANews

 

@DBE_SA / @HigherEduGovZA / @dstgovza

 

 Please use the #SADCMinisters_ETSTI for news updates on social media.

 

Enquiries:

 

Mr Elijah Mhlanga on 083 580 8275

 

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Department of Basic Education

 

Mr Lunga Ngengelele   on 082 566 0446

 

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Department of Higher Education and Training

 

Mr.  Thabang Setlhare on 072 659 9690

 

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Department of Science and Technology

 

ISSUED JOINTLY BY THE DEPARTMENTS OF BASIC EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION &TRAINING AND SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY