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

WESTERN CAPE - 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 Southernmost 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 Southernmost 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 Southernmost 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:

Mr Happy Mabunda 
Tel: 012 426 5016 / 078 780 2249 
Email: happy.mabunda@sanparks.org