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CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF FREEDOM

SOUTH AFRICAN REPRESENTATION ABROAD

ACTION PLANS

Updated – 07042004


Region

Mission

Events/Activities

Date

SOUTHERN AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

GABORONE


BOTSWANA

Cultural event: 24 April 2004
Church Service: 25 April 2004
Freedom Day Reception: 27 April 2004

Invitees to include Botswana government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and Embassy contacts and the South African expatriate community living and working in Botswana. May include a performance by a South African musician/group. Traditional South African food will be served.


Seminar/workshop

Focusing on the role and position of women in South Africa since the first democratic elections in April 1994.


Exhibition by various South African Government Departments.

Focusing on the role of each Department in the transformation of South African society since 1994 and the role and function of Government and its institutions.


South African Open day

To be organised for all South Africans living in Botswana. South African garments to be displayed, - food to be served and new South African artists to perform.


Schools Drawing Competition
Veterans Dinner
Cleaning of the graves of Struggle Heroes
Joint NEPAD follow-up workshop

Theme: Conflict resolution and Xenophobia


Unveiling of Monument in Francistown

Apr 2004

Sep 2004


Oct 2004
Nov 2004

Dec 2004





SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

MASERU


LESOTHO

Freedom Day Celebrations: 27 April 2004


Celebrations and River Rafting Race: The Caledon River


Apr 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

MBABANE


SWAZILAND

International Marketing Dinner : 27 April 2004

Venue: Ezulwini Sun

Performance by Billy Brandt
Expo Show

South African companies to showcase South African products


Thanksgiving: Second week in June 2004

Healing and cleansing ceremony in honour of South African Freedom Fighters who died during the liberation struggle


Youth Day: 16 June 2004

Half marathon in support of the efforts by the government of Swaziland to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS amongst the youth



Apr 2004

Jun 2004






SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

WINDHOEK


NAMIBIA

Freedom Day Function: 27 April 2004

Invitees to include dignitaries (politicians, diplomats, business executives and high-ranking officials)


Music Festival: 1 May 2004

Music and art exhibitions

Air Show

Two music groups, one from South African and one from Namibian, to perform



Apr 2004

May 2004




SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

LUANDA


ANGOLA

Radio interview with South African Ambassador to Angola



Freedom Day Dinner
Showcasing South African products

South African Breweries and other companies

Donation of food to an orphanage


29 Apr 2004

30 Apr 2004




SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

LILONGWE


MALAWI

NEPAD Workshop

1-Day workshop on NEPAD and the Peer Review Mechanism for the business sector, academia, senior civil servants, political parties and members of civil society


Freedom Day: 27 April 2004

Performance by a Tu Nokwe Management group



27 Apr 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

LUSAKA


ZAMBIA

Celebrations at Museum: 26 April 2004


Performance by a South African Jazz band

Freedom Day Reception: 27 April 2004


Ambassador’s Residence

Photographic Exhibition: April 2004


Apr 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

HARARE


ZIMBABWE

Keynote Address

Delivery of a keynote address by a high profile South African representative


Business function

To be hosted by the South African Minister of Finance or of Trade and Industry


Sporting events

To include a coaching clinic for cricket and a mini marathon with 3 or 4 South African athletes


Business Breakfast:

To be hosted with a motivational speaker from South Africa


10th Anniversary Golf Day: 25 April 2004

To be hosted by the South African Business Association


Soccer Match

Between local teams Dynamos and Highlanders


Freedom Day: 27 April 2004

Promotion of the 10 best tourism destinations in South Africa

Parade to Unity square to thank the people of Zimbabwe for their support during the struggle

Possible performance by Miriam Makeba or Jabu Khanyile


Art Competition: 16 June 2004

10 young South Africans to be invited to interact with their peers


Charity Dinner: June 2004

Performing group from South Africa


Book Fair: July 2004

Participation by UNISA and Technikon South Africa


Memorial of fallen heroes

Wreath laying ceremony


Film Festival: 28 August to 11 September 2004
Cultural Festival: 24 September 2004

Celebrating South African culture

Performing group from South Africa
Annual Gala Dinner: 28 October 2004

Performing group from South Africa


Commemoration: 16 December 2004

Performing group from South Africa



Mar 2004

Apr 2004

Jun 2004


Jul 2004

Aug / Sep 2004

Oct 2004

Dec 2004




SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

MAPUTO


MOZAMBIQUE

Matola Raid Commemoration: 13 – 14 February 2004

Cleansing ceremony attended by Deputy President Jacob Zuma


South Africa Week: 22 – 27 April 2004
National Day Celebrations: 23 to 25 April 2004
Family Open Day: 25 April 2004
Freedom Day: 27 April 2004

Reception: Celebrations to be officially opened by Minister Alec Erwin from South Africa and Minister Luisa Diogo from Mozambique

Gala night: Guest of honour: HE Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Performances by:

Soweto String Quartet: 22 April 2004

Jonas Gwangwa: 23 April 2004

Swazi: 25 April 2004



Feb 2004

Apr 2004


WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

ACCRA


GHANA

Photographic Exhibition


Portraying South African history







SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

ABIDJAN


IVORY COAST

Cultural event

To take place at the Cultural Centre in Abidjan. South African groups to perform. To exhibited displays from the various South African government departments. Speakers from South Africa to discuss the negotiations that led to freedom, democracy and reconciliation. NEPAD socio economic changes and challenges will also be discussed. Attendees to include members of the diplomatic community, business contacts, government officials and members of the public.



17 Apr 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

BAMAKO


MALI

Freedom Day Reception


Performing groups from South Africa

May / Jun 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

DAKAR


SENEGAL

Freedom Day Reception


Performing groups from South Africa
South Africa Week: 4 – 8 May 2004

Theme: “Agriculture: Water and Food Security”

Business Forum; Jewellery Design; Hospitality Industry, Wine Tasting, Cultural Activities, Music Exhibitions, Research in Animal Husbandry and Insemination; Golf Fundraising Event for a hospital

Involvement by Free State Province



May 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

KINSHASA


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO









SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE GENERAL

LUBUMBASHI


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO






SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

LAGOS


NIGERIA

Freedom Day Reception: 24 April 2004


Performance by a South African jazz group

Youth Day Celebration: 16 June 2004


Open day concert at the National Stadium

A South African music celebration including younger artists in collaboration with Nigerian musicians


Women’s Day: August 2004

The construction of a commemorative wall in the Abuja Millennium Park. To be decorated by a celebrated South African Mural/Graphic Artist on one side and for South African and Nigerian women and youth to paint celebratory messages on the other.

Dignitaries in attendance to be the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, women in government, women business leaders and other guests


Apr 2004

Jun 2004

Aug 2004




SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

ABUJA


NIGERIA









SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

LIBREVILLE


GABON









SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY


YAOUNDE

CAMEROON







EAST AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

NAIROBI


KENYA









SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

KAMPALA


UGANDA









SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

DAR ES SALAAM


TANZANIA

Freedom Day: 27 April 2004


Performance by Don Laka

Youth Day: 24 - 27 June 2004


Performance by Mafikizolo

Women’s Day: 9 August 2004


Performance by Gloria Bosman

Apr

2004
Jun 2004

Aug

2004




SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

KIGALI


RWANDA

10th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide: 7 April 2004


Participation in the Commemoration service by President and Mrs Thabo Mbeki accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, Professor Dirk du Toit and senior government officials.

Apr 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN LIAISON OFFICE

BUJUMBURA


BURUNDI









SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

ADDIS ABABA


ETHIOPIA

Heritage Day: 24 September 2004


Sep 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY


KHARTOUM

SUDAN









SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY


ANTANANARIVO

MADAGASCAR









SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY


MORONI

SEYCHELLES









SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION

PORT LOUIS


MAURITIUS

Exhibitions and Cultural Shows: 24 to 27 April 2004

Performances by the Tribangi Dance Group (Zulu/Indian collaboration)

Participation by a South African Artist and Chef (organised through South African Chefs Association – SACA)
Programme:

Day one: Art Exhibition and Cultural Show (Continuing for 4 days)

Day two: Book Fair

Day three: Tourism Exhibition

Day Four: South African Film festival

Day Five: National day celebrations



Apr 2004

NORTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

ALGIERS


ALGERIA

South Africa Week: 15 April 2004 – 1 May 2004




Freedom Day Celebrations: 27 April 2004


Theme: Celebrating Freedom: A Journey from South to North

Food fair and cultural exhibition

Performance by Tu Nokwe

Venue: Hilton Hotel



Africa Day Event: May 2004


(COLLABORATION WITH MISSION IN PARIS)

Possibility of a performance by the Soweto String Quartet



Apr/ May 2004




SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

CAIRO

EGYPT

Freedom Day Reception: 28 April 2004

Performance by Ibutho Iase Africa Cultural Dance Group


Celebrate South Africa Food Festival: 29 April to 8 May 2004

Performance by Ibutho Iase Africa Cultural Dance Group

Venue: Nile Hilton Hotel
Apartheid Museum Exhibition and Seminars

Official opening: Performance by Ibutho Iase Africa Cultural Dance Group

Seminars:

Venue: American University in Cairo.

Topics: AUC Ambassador Lecture, South Africa’s Foreign Policy: Past, Present and Future, Gender and Youth Issues, Institutions of democracy, and South Africa’s economic challenges in the globalised world.
Venue: Cairo University

Topics: NEPAD, Afro-Arab Co-operation, Challenges of transformation – From liberation movement to ruling part, Civil society in South Africa – Pre and post democracy, and Establishing a Culture of Human Rights in a Democratic Dispensation – The South African Experience.


Tourism Workshop

Egyptian electronic media team to visit South Africa and record tourist sights, which will be featured on Egyptian TV Channels during the Freedom Day week. Prior to flighting, a workshop will be conducted for travel agents and consumers, to give information and create greater awareness so that the flighted programme reinforces the given message.


Concert at Cairo Opera House

Musical Performance by a South African Jazz Group / Traditional Dance Group


School Essay Competition

Among the local schools to create awareness about South Africa and promote cultural ties between South Africa and Egypt. The winners will be awarded a prize that entails a visit to South Africa, to be hosted by a South African school.


Model UN Debate

The Embassy will request the Cairo Model UN to hold a special debate on International Racism and the South African Experience


Other planned activities:

South African Cultural Week

Arts and Crafts Exhibition

South African Film Festival Week



Apr 2004

Apr / May 2004






SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

RABAT

MOROCCO

Exhibition and Films


Showcasing the actions and visits undertaken by former President Mandela and other cadres of the liberation movement during the 1960's to invite support for the struggle against apartheid. The event will be preceded by a cocktail function to be addressed by speakers representing the African, Arab, European and American Missions in Rabat. To showcase videos e.g. on the Inauguration of former President Mandela, etc.

Festivities


Involving other diplomatic missions and South Africans, residing in Morocco, to join in the festivities and to give inputs accordingly.

Musicians /dance group from South Africa to participate in the festivities









SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

TRIPOLI

LIBYA

Freedom Day Reception: 27 April 2004

Theme: “Decade of Democracy Celebration”

Address by a South African speaker

Photo exhibition on South Africa's struggle for democracy

Displays of typical South African arts and crafts

Possible participation by South African jazz group



Apr 2004




SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

TUNIS

TUNISIA

Human Rights Workshop


Discussion on NEPAD

Speaker to be invited to talk on Women's Rights and the APRM


Tourism Week


Participation in a Tourism Week

Showcasing of South Africa films and videos




South African Cuisine


South African Chef to prepare traditional South African cuisine

Oct 2003


EAST ASIA

SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

BEIJING

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA


Commemorative Publication:

Theme: Celebration of 10 years of Freedom and 5 years of Diplomatic Relations between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China

Agreement with People’s Daily

Visit by Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Mr YU Ning to South Africa: 2 – 9 December 2003



Naval visit

(awaits final confirmation from the Chief of the South African Navy)


South African Exhibition by The DTI on board of vessel

South African Food and Wine Festival in conjunction with one of the leading South African hospitality establishments, wineries and agricultural exporters

Cultural Events – South African Navy Band and other South African cultural groups

Tourism Exhibition involving provinces and key product suppliers


Freedom Day Celebrations

Launch of extensive media campaign

South African – Chinese Business Association to organise business discussions and seminars

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to hold a seminar on democracy in South Africa



Dec 2003
Apr 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE-GENERAL

SHANGHAI


PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Celebrations in cooperation with South African Embassy in Beijing

South African Navy to call on Shanghai port



Apr 2004



SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE GENERAL

HONG KONG


PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Hong Kong Flower Show: 5 – 14 March 2004

Participation by South Africa


Freedom Day Reception


Port call by a South African Naval vessel

Reception and Cultural Events to be held on board the vessel.


Film Festival: 21 May 2004 – 4 June 2004


Theme: “10 Years of Freedom”

In cooperation with the Gauteng Film Office and the local authorities


Week long Joint SAA-SACG

Theme: 10 Years of Freedom

Celebration promotion involving South African chefs and the wine industry, live music performance and cultural performances.


Mar 2004

May / Jun2004








SOUTH AFRICAN LIAISON OFFICE

TAIPEI

TAIWAN

Freedom Day: 27 April 2004


Fashion show

Performance by a cultural group from South Africa



Visiting journalists: April / May 2004


Facilitate a visit by two travel journalists of the leading travel magazine, “Mook”, to South Africa to publish a 12—page brochure exclusively on South African tourism.

Women’s Luncheon on Women’s Day: 9 August 2004


High profile

To highlight how the role and status of women in South Africa has been enhanced since the advent of democracy 10 years ago.



Apr 2004

Apr/May 2004


Aug


2004


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