Another member of the international press was welcomed into the fold of “Friends of Seychelles - Press” by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, during the Seychelles Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The forum, which was held to showcase investment opportunities in Seychelles to an audience of more than 100 potential investors, was held in the Greystone Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, between July 21 and 22.
Mr. St.Ange invited the newest member of “Friends of Seychelles-Press,” Mr. Isaac Mangena of e-News Africa, to the forum to receive his certificate of membership and to be recognized by all present for his work in helping to raise the profile of the islands in the international press.
“‘Friends of Seychelles-Press’ is an association whose ranks are swelling, which in itself indicates that we are achieving greater outreach in our efforts to gain greater visibility on the international stage,” commented Alain St.Ange.
This innovative move by Seychelles has been making news right around the world as the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles continue to surprise the press fraternity with its commitment to sustain this appealing grouping of press personalities.
Isaac Mangena is the second TV personality from South Africa to be accredited to this unique grouping. At the 2011 Seychelles “Carnaval International de Victoria” held earlier this year, Masechaba Lekalake, the very popular SABC TV personality from South Africa was presented with her “Friends of Seychelles-Press” accreditation certificate in the ceremony following the Seychelles Carnival’s press briefing.