South Africa launches high level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism, 24 to 26 Apr

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21 Apr 2017

High Level People-To-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM) Between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China

South Africa and the People’s Republic of China will launch the high level People-to-People exchange mechanism from 24-26 April 2017. The South African delegation will be led by Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa. The Chinese delegation will be led by Vice Premier of the State Council of China Ms Liu Yandong.

The purpose of the High-Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism is to deepen mutual understanding between the peoples of South Africa and China and to enhance People-to-People exchanges and cooperation in areas of, among others, culture; education; communications; health; science and technology; sports; tourism; women affairs and youth.

Minister Mthethwa will be accompanied by:

  • Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane: Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Ms N Pandor : Minister of Science and Technology
  • Ms E Molewa : Minister of Environmental Affairs
  • Dr A Motsoaledi: Minister of Health
  • Dr B Nzimande: Minister of Higher Education and Training
  • Ms S Shabangu: Minister in The Presidency for Women
  • Mr B Manamela: Deputy Minister in the Presidency
  • Mr M Manana: Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training
  • Dr P Mjwara: Director-General: Department of Science and Technology
  • Ms M Matsoso: Director-General: Department of Health
  • Ms J Schreiner: Director-General: Department of Women
  • Mr K Mahoai: Acting Director-General: Department of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Mr V Ndima: Chief Director: East Asia and Oceania

Vice Premier Liu Yandong will be accompanied by:

  • Ms Li Bin: Commissioner of National Health and Family Planning Commission
  • Mr Wang Zhigang: Vice Minister of Science and Technology
  • Ms Jiang Xiaojuan: Deputy Secretary-General of the State Council
  • Mr Zhang Ming: Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr Tian Xuejun: Vice Minister of Education
  • Mr Yu Weiping: Vice Minister of Finance
  • Mr Ding Wei: Vice Minister of Culture
  • Mr Tong Gang: Vice Minister of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television
  • Mr Yang Shu’an: Vice Minister of General Administration of Sport
  • Ms Wang Hongyan: Vice President of All-China Youth Federation
  • Ms Zhang Xiaolan: Vice President of All-China Women’s Federation
  • Ms Li Xiaolin: President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
  • Mr Wang Xiaofeng: Vice Minister of China National Tourism Administration
  • Mr Wang Shaozhong: Vice Minister of State Archives Administration

Media accreditation collection:

All members of the media who have applied for accreditation, should collect their accreditation as follows:

Date: 23 April 2017
Time: To be confirmed
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria

Journalists will be required to produce:

  • Copy of a valid professional press card or equivalent identification (ID/Passport). Access to venues for the event will be available only to accredited media representatives.
  • A letter of assignment on a letterhead from the journalist’s organization indicating his/ her function

Journalists bringing in heavy equipment that will require space outside of the plenary halls at DIRCO will need to relay this information to the following official:

Ms Malepane Cell: 071 422 5227 malepanet@dirco.gov.za

Media programme SA-China High Level People to People Exchange Mechanism.

24-26 April 2017

 

 

Media Programme SA-China High Level People to People Exchange Mechanism

Responsible media official

Launch of the South Africa-China High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism

Time: 7h00
Date: 24 April 2017
Venue: DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, Soutpansbergweg

Lisa Combrinck

082 821 4886

 

High level Opening of Africa – China Ministers of Health Conference on Health and Medical Products Co-operation

Time: 13h30
Date: 24 April 2017
Venue:  Jacaranda Ball Room, Sheraton Hotel

Joe Maila

082 887 3581

 

Official launch of the South Africa - China Science Park Cooperation

Time: 15h30
Date: 24 April 2017
Venue: CSIR, Pretoria

Lunga Ngqengelele

082 566 0446

 

SA-China High-Level Dialogue

Time: 7h00
Date:  25 April 2017
Venue: DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, Soutpansbergweg

Nelson Kgwete

076 431 3078

 

Vice Premier visit to a Steve Biko academic hospital and donation of equipment

Time: 10h45
Date: 25 April 2017
Venue: Steve Biko academic hospital

Joe Maila

082 887 3581

 

Cultural evening - performances by SA and Chinese artists, including the Chinese Kung Fu and Shaolin culture, as well as an Acrobatic, Singing and Dancing Troupe from China.

Theme:  “China and South Africa Hand in Hand”   Celebrating the launch of the China–South Africa High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism, and the 23rd Anniversary of Democracy of South Africa

Time: 18h00
Date: 25 April 2017
Venue:  Drama Hall, State Theatre

Lisa Combrinck

082 821 4886

 

Minister Molewa and Vice Premier Liu Yandong are conducted to the Plenary Hall

Time: 8h30
Date: 26 April 2017
Venue: DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, Soutpansbergweg

 

Closing ceremony of China- Africa Youth Festival: Plenary Hall

Time: 7h00
Date: 26 April 2017
Venue:  DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, Soutpansbergweg

Lisa Combrinck

082 821 4886

 

Vice Premier Liu Yandong visit the Confucius Institute

Time: 13h30
Date: 26 April 2017
Venue: Durban University of Technology

TBC

 

 

 

 

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture on behalf of GCIS