Brand South Africa to discuss 20 years of achievements with South Africans based in Australia


    Johannesburg, Thursday 13 March 2013 – Brand South Africa will host a series of engagements with South Africans based in Australia from 17 – 19 March aimed at discussing how far South Africa has come in 20 years and the country’s National Development Plan, commonly known as Vision 2030. The engagements will take place in Sydney and Melbourne.

    These engagements are in line with Brand South Africa’s proactive showcasing of South Africa’s achievement over the past 20 years and the work that is being done to address the country’s socio-economic challenges.  The implementation of the National Development Plan is critical to this endeavour.  It is also important for South Africans to know that they can be part of South Africa’s growth and development despite where they may now reside.  They are also invited to join 20 year commemorative events organised by the South African representatives in their countries of residence.

    The South African delegation, which will be led by Minister in the Presidency, Minister Collins Chabane, will interact with South Africans based in Australia, together with individuals or organisations that are interested in South Africa’s offering in areas of South Africa’s competitiveness. At both engagements, the Minister will do the keynote address focusing on “The Review of South Africa’s performance over the past 20 years.”

    The Chairperson of Brand South Africa Ms. Chichi Maponya and the CEO Miller Matola will also join Minister Chabane in Australia.

    The discussion can be followed on @Brand_SA using hashtag #SA_Aus2014.


    The programme in Australia:

    Global South Africans RoundtableIntercontinental, Melbourne 17 March and Intercontinental, Sydney 19 MarchSouth Africa’s 20 years of Achievements
    18:00 Registration All
    18:30 Opening Ms Wendy Tlou, Director: Strategic Marketing and Communications, Brand South Africa
    18:35 Welcome address HE Ambassador Mqulwana, South African High Commissioner to Australia
    18:40 Starters are served All
    18:55 Introduction of Minster Collins  Chabane Ms Chichi Maponya, Chairman, Brand South Africa
    19:00 Review of South Africa’s performance over the past 20 years Minister Collins  Chabane, Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
    19:15 Dinner is served All
    19:40 Open discussion All
    20:30 Closure Mr Miller Matola, CEO, Brand South Africa
    20:40 Dessert is served – networking All


    About Brand South Africa

    Brand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.


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    For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:
    Sandisiwe Gugushe

    Public Relations International: Brand South Africa

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