South Africa Tourism (SAT) Chief Executive Officer, Ms Thandiwe January-McLean will be visiting Nigeria for the first time in her capacity as CEO of the national tourism agency responsible for the marketing of South Africa as a preferred tourist destination.
As part of her schedule in Nigeria, CEO January-McLean will join other dignitaries at the commissioning of the new South African Chancery and residential building in Abuja. South African President Jacob Zuma will also be in the country to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Opening the new Chancery and residential building in Abuja marks a milestone in our efforts to ensure that, as a leading destination on the African continent, our successes are shared with our fellow African countries.” says January-McLean.
The South African High Commission (SAHC) in conjunction with South African Tourism will also hold a cocktail event in Abuja on 31 May to commemorate the Freedom Day Celebrations of the Republic of South Africa.
Freedom Day in South Africa is celebrated annually on 27 of April to commemorate the country’s first democratic elections. The celebrations at the SAHC were postponed because they clashed with Nigerian national elections.