The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti will host the 6th Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference to be held on 8 to 9th December 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg.

The conference is hosted by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform together with the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China (IPRCC). Reducing poverty remains the primary goal of the global agenda.

The conference takes place against the backdrop of a successful China State visit and the recent Forum on China Africa Cooperation.

The gathering, the first to be held on the African continent will be attended by H.E. Mr Hong Tianyun, Vice Minister of State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (LGOP), P.R. China and Mr Gana Fofang, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and senior South African cabinet ministers.

Media is invited as follows:

Date: 8 to 9 December 2015

Time: 08h30 -13h00

Venue: Hall 4, Gallagher Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa

For RSVP and further information regarding the event kindly contact the following officials:

Thabang Mahlatsi

Tel: 012 312 8376

Cell: 073 112 9756

Tshepo Diale:

Tel: 012 312 8532

Cell: 071 850 1751

Media Enquiries:

Mr Sivuyile Mangxamba

Tel: 012 312 8881

Cell: 071 334 2915

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICAL NEWS

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