Please be reminded about the media programme for the forthcoming BRICS meeting in Durban. The events included are being held by SAMSA in conjunction with the Department of Transport, Department of International Relations and Cooperation and Ethekwini Municipality.
Event Arrival of Russian Ship Pallada to dock alongside SAMSA’s Agulhas
Date March 23, 2013
Background Arrival of Russian sailing vessel, STS Pallada into Durban which is part of the Russia’s entourage for the BRICS summit
Venue Durban Harbour, Shed O-P
Time 07h30-08h00
Event BRICS Maritime Trade and Investment Forum
Date March 24, 2013
Background A precursor to the 5th BRICS Summit which will explore avenues of mutual beneficial cooperation in the maritime sector between all the BRICS nations.
Venue Durban Hilton Hotel, Walnut Road
Time 14h00

Event South Africa/Russia Cultural Evening
Date March 25, 2013
Background A fusion of cultures from Eastern Europe to Africa showcasing the richness of both continents
Venue Durban Harbour, Shed O-P, On board the Pallada and Agulhas
Time 12h00
Event Media Tours of Agulhas and Pallada
Date March 26-28, 2013
Background Media to visit both the Agulhus and STS Pallada showcasing the service vessels
Venue Durban Harbour, Shed O-P, On board the Pallada and Agulhas
Time As arranged
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Kindly RSVP for the events above to secure your prime space and for accreditation purposes. With your RSVP , kindly supply your name and surname as it appears on your ID document, as well as your ID number, for your accreditation, and hassle free access to all the venues. Kindly also carry a copy of the invitation and programme. Your co-operation will be greatly appreciated.
Please send your RSVP to Samukele Ngubane (, cell +27785560965
International media queries to be directed to Farhana Ismail (, cell +44749522369
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