President Zuma to host a meeting with Black Professionals

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 19 February 2016, host a meeting with Black Professionals in Pretoria to discuss the implementation of the Government's Programme of Action, in particular the National Development Plan and other key governance issues.

President Zuma will host the leadership of, among others, the following organisations:

o Black Management Forum

o Association of Black Accountants South Africa

o Black Lawyers Association

o Progressive Professionals Forum

o National Society of Black Engineers

o Association of Black Securities Investment Professionals

o Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals

o Black Information and Technologies Forum

o South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisations

o Association of Women Chartered Accountants

o South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners.

Topics under discussion will include the implementation of the National Development Plan/Medium Term Strategic Framework, the Black Industrialist Policy and Scheme as well as social cohesion and the fight against racism in the country.

The meeting is part of the on-going consultations and briefings with key stakeholders by President Zuma in the process of promoting inclusive economic growth, job creation and a prosperous and a united South Africa.

The meeting will be held as follows:

Date: 19 February 2016

Time: 09:30 (Media to arrive at 9:00)

Venue: Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria.

Media is invited for a photo opportunity at the beginning of the meeting and a media opportunity at the end of the meeting. Media attending the meeting must please send their RSVPs to Khutjo Sebata on or 079 898 4621. Media is also advised to have their proof of Identity or press cards to access the venue.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa