The Department Environmental Affairs to host HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium on board SA Agulhas II

21 October 2013


The Department Environmental Affair will be hosting a high level Belgian economic mission presided over by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium on board the SA Agulhas II in Cape Town on Friday 25 October 2013. The Princess will be accompanied by representatives of HM The King of Belgium and a number of Belgian cabinet ministers.

The Princess and the delegation will tour the SA Agulhas II and also witness the signing of a Letter of Intent to enhance collaboration between the South African National Antarctic Program (SANAP) and the International Polar Foundation (IPF). SANAP and IPF continue to work together in conducting scientific research aimed at increase understanding of the natural environment and life in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean through appropriate science and technology.

Members of the media are invited to the visit are requested to RSVP with their full names, contact details and ID numbers before Wednesday 23 October.

To RSVP, contact:

Ernest Mulibana
Tel: 021 405 4939
Cell: 082 263 7372

Sivuyile Ngaba
Tel: 021 441 2788
Cell: 083 958 4663

For media enquiries, contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483