Gender Summit 5 Africa 2015 media briefing

Media Advisory

19 April 2015

GENDER SUMMIT AFRICA KICKS OFF ON 28 – 30 APRIL 2015 IN CAPE TOWN

The CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Prof Olive Shisana together with the Minister in the Presidency responsible Women, Ms Susan Shabangu will on Monday, 20 April brief members of the media about the first global Gender Summit on the African continent relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.

The press conference will unpack details of the upcoming Gender Summit Africa and what it means to South Africa and Africa as whole.

The Summit’s theme is: “Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment through scientific research & innovation: Better Knowledge From and For Africa”.

The Summit is taking place from 28 – 30 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

DATE: 20 April 2015
TIME: 12:00 – 13:00
VENUE: GCIS Head Office, Tshedimosetso House, corner Francis Baard and Festival Streets, Hatfield, Pretoria

NB: There will be a video-link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town

Contacts and information Media Enquiries:

Julian Jacobs on jjacobs@hsrc.ac.za or 082 454 4902

Motalatale Modiba on Motalatale.Modiba@women.gov.za or 072 515 3022

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