South Africa Government

03/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/15/2019 03:04

Minister Derek Hanekom launches iconic map of Africa Monument, 26 Mar

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom to launch the iconic map of Africa Monument at the southernmost tip of Africa

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom will launch an iconic monument of the Map of Africa that is poised to attract more tourists to the southern tip of the continent at the Agulhas National Park.

The Iconic Map of Africa Monument at the Southern Most Tip of Africa is one of the infrastructure features commissioned and developed at the Agulhas National Park by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with South African National Parks (SANParks), to enhance visitor experience and boost the local tourism economy.

The Department has been at the forefront of the commissioning and construction of destination enhancement tourism facilities through its Working for Tourism, funded by the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to promote economic empowerment, employment opportunities and the transfer of skills to members of the community.

Members of the media are invited:
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Venue: Agulhas National Park - Western Cape Province
Time: 10:00 for 10:30

Programme - Launch of the Iconic Map of Africa Monument at the Southern Most Tip of Africa
Date: 26 March 2019
Venue: Agulhas National Park - Western Cape

Time

Description

09:00 - 10:00

Tea and Registration

10:00 - 11:00

Formal Programme for the launch:

Welcome: SANParks CEO

Message of support: Local Municipality Mayor

Minister of Tourism: Key Note Address

Vote of Thanks: District Municipality

11:00 - 11:20

Walk to monument site

11:20 - 11:30

Official launch and unveiling of the plaque of the Iconic Map of Africa Monument at the Southern Most Tip of Africa

11:30 - 12:00

Media interviews and light refreshments

Kindly Note: RSVP's will be acknowledged on a first come first served basis. Transport, an orientation tour and shared accommodation will be provided for media from Cape Town as follows:

Cape Town Shuttle:
Pick- up point: Cape Town International Airport - Western Cape
Date & Time: 25 March 2019, Time: 09:30- [SHUTTLE DEPARTS AT 10:00]

Please keep in mind the following:
Clothing: Keep it simple! Flat, closed shoes and casual clothing. Please pack light comfortable clothes for the activities as well as a raincoat in case the weather changes. Remember to pack warm clothes for the evening as it can get chilly.
Luggage: One piece of luggage. This excludes photographic equipment.
Meals: Meals will be provided according to the program.
Travel documents: ID or Driver's License

Please confirm your attendance by 12:00 noon on 18 March 2019 to:

Enquiries:
Happy Mabunda
Tel: 012 426 5016
Cell: 078 780 2249
Email: [email protected]