MINISTER KUBAYI TO HOST THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UN-HABITAT
The Minister of Human Settlements Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi, will host the Executive Director of UN-Habitat Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, for an official visit to South Africa from 12 to 18 October 2022.
The visit, taking place from 12-17 October 2022, will include the launch of the Global Action Plan Framework on Informal Settlements and Slums. This is aimed at accelerating Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda while searching for solutions in response to the challenges of informal settlements and slums.
The Executive Director, Ms. Sharif and Minister Kubayi will also hold bilateral discussions on strategic partnerships and country programmes; sign an MOU between South Africa and UN-Habitat, amongst others.
From 13 to 16 October 2022, together with the South African delegation, they will travel to KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng to assess the work that is being done to upgrade informal settlements through the provision of basic services and transfer of people to permanent housing structures.
The formal and informal settlements to be visited include Pemilton in Durban, Bosasa and Conradie Park in the City of Cape Town, Rugby Club and Fleurhof housing development in Roodepoort, Johannesburg.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN GAUTENG
Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Venue: Constitution Hill, Parktown
DAY 2: VISIT TO KWAZULU NATAL
Date: Thursday, 13 October 2022
Venues: eThekwini City Hall, Fusion Centre, Reservoir Hills.
DAY 3: VISIT TO THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN
Date: Friday, 14 October 2022
Venues: Monwabisi Park Neighbourhood Centre, Bosasa Informal Settlements and Conradie Park Integrated Development.
DAY 4: VISIT TO GAUTENG
Date: Sunday, 16 October 2022
Venues: CSIR, Rugby Club informal settlement, Fleurhof Housing development.
DAY 4: SIGNING OF THE MOU AND LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL ACTION PLAN FRAMEWORK
Date: Monday, 17 October 2022
Venues: CSIR, Pretoria
RSVP: Members of the media are advised to submit their names and ID numbers for accreditation to Tebogo.firstname.lastname@example.org OR 072 171 1021 by 11 October 2022.
NOTE: A detailed draft media programme on activities to be undertaken is attached for planning purposes.
Ms Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota, Spokesperson to the Minister of Human Settlements
Cell: 0647548426 or email@example.com
Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements
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