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    The Public Relations Unit of the Southern African Development Community SADC Secretariat supports public participation in the community as outlined by the SADC Declaration. In line with the SADC Treaty, it is responsible for the promotion of SADC and is therefore the lead executor of SADC corporate communications, including public and media relations, public affairs, protocol and special events management, thus the custodian of communications, branding and promotional strategies.

    The Unit develops plans and executes strategies aimed at generating, packaging and disseminating information with the view to creating an understanding of, and garner support for SADC aims, objectives, policies, strategies and activities.

    Thus, Public Relations Unit strives to establish and maintain lines of communication, mutual understanding, acceptance and co-operation between SADC and its internal and external publics/stakeholders.
    The overall objective of the Public Relations Unit is to ensure strategic guidance in the implementation of the SADC Communications and Promotional Strategy (SCPS), which is the blue print for the management of SADC public relationships with its stakeholders.

    The Unit aligns its activities to the organisation's policy documents, namely: The SADC Declaration and Treaty, the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and the Strategic Indicative Plan of the Organ (SIPO), the Protocol on Culture, Information and Sports, the SADC Declaration on the Role of Information and Communications in Regional Development and Integration and the SADC Information and Communication Policy. It is from these that specific strategies and programmes are designed and implemented to address specific SADC-stakeholder issues.

    The Unit also liaises and facilitates the work of the SADC National Media Coordinators (SNMCs) who are responsible for SADC public information in their respective Member State.

    Every SADC Member State has two structures that can be contacted for SADC public information, namely, the SADC National Contact Point (SNCP) and the SADC National Media Coordinator (SNMC).

    SADC NATIONAL MEDIA COORDINATORS

    ANGOLA

    Dr. Rui Fernando Rodrigues Vasco
    Information National Director
    Ministry of Social Communication
    Rua General Roçadas nº 46, Maianga - Luanda, Angola
    Tel: + 244 222394193
    Cell: + 244 923595580
    Fax: + 244 222 430859
    Email: [email protected]; "rvasco v"@yahoo.com.br

    BOTSWANA

    Mr. Russ Molosiwa
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Director – Communication Services (BGCIS)
    Office of the President
    Private Bag 001
    Gaborone, Botswana
    Tel: +267 3181196 / 3950987
    Mobile: +267 71319760
    Fax: +267 3904019
    E-mail: [email protected];
    CC: [email protected]

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    Mr Andre Joseph Djate Nkoy
    Director of Information
    Kinshasa
    Tel: + 243 815 080 438/243 990 240 161
    Email: [email protected]

    LESOTHO

    Mr. Abeloang RAMAKHULA
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Chief Information Officer
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel/Fax: (+266) 22327026
    Cell: (+266) 63022457

    MADAGASCAR

    Mr Edmond Marie RANAIVOSOLOARIMALALA
    SADC National media Coordinators
    Head of the Service in charge of Press Relations
    within the Communication Directorate
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Mobile: +261 34 06 312 67 / +261 33 11 770 16
    Email: [email protected];

    MALAWI

    Dr. Bright Molande,
    Director of Information,
    Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture,
    Private Bag 310,
    Lilongwe
    Malawi
    Mobile: +265 888 784 226, +265 991 736 787
    Email: [email protected]

    CC : Chikondi Chimala
    Ministry of Information and Civic Education
    Private Bag 310,
    Lilongwe, Malawi,
    Telephone: + 265 1 773 233
    Fax: + 265 1 774 568
    Mobile: +265 999 551 000
    Email: [email protected]

    MAURITIUS

    Mr. Oodaye Prakash Seebaluck
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Senior Information Officer
    Government Information Service
    Prime Minister’s Office
    Level 6, New Government Centre
    Port Louis, Mauritius
    Tel: + 230 201 1879
    Fax: + 230 208 8243
    E-mail: [email protected]

    MOZAMBIQUE

    Dr. Teofilo Nhampossa
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Director of Information and Communication
    780, Avenida Francisco Magumbwe
    Maputo, Mozambique
    Tel: + 258 21 492614
    Fax: + 258 21 490209
    Cell: (+258) 823263110
    Cell: (+258) 843263110
    Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

    NAMIBIA

    Ms Kaleni Hiyalwa
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
    Private Bag
    Namibia, Windhoek
    Tel: + 264 61 283 2670
    Cell: +264 8132 96479
    Email[email protected];

    SEYCHELLES

    Mr. Andre Butler Payette
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Press Attaché
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Republic of Seychelles
    Tel.: + 248) 4243646
    Email: [email protected]
    CC: [email protected]

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Ms Mmemme Mogotsi
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Deputy Director: International Media Engagement‎
    Government Communication and Information System
    Tshedimosetso House
    1035 Frances Baard & Festival Street
    Hatfield, Pretoria
    Cell: +‎ 27 72 856 4288‎
    Tel: + 27 12 473 0355
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.gcis.gov.za

    SWAZILAND

    Mr Martin Dlamini
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Director, Information, Media Development
    Ministry of Information, Communications & Technology
    Inter-Ministerial Building #8
    Level 3 Mhlambanyatsi Road
    P O Box 642
    Mbabane, Swaziland
    Tel: +268 2404-4000
    Fax:
    +268 2404 0651
    Cell:
    +268 7606 3712
    Email:
    [email protected]

    TANZANIA

    Mr. Raphael H. Hokororo
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Assistant Director
    Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports
    P O Box 8031
    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel:    +255 22 2125180 / +255 22 2125181
    Cell.:
     +255 754478166 / +255 715478166
    Fax:
        +255 22 2126834
    E-mail:
     [email protected]

    ZAMBIA

    Mr. Innocent Mwape
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Senior Press and Public Relations Officer
    Acting SADC National Media Coordinator
    Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
    Government Complex
    Independence Avenue
    P O Box 51025
    Lusaka, Zambia
    Tel: + 2601 237167
    Fax: + 2601 235410
    Cell: +260976780223
    E-mail: [email protected]

    ZIMBABWE

    Dr Ivanhoe Matengarufu Gurira
    SADC National Media Coordinator
    Principal Press Secretary
    Ministry of Information & Publicity
    P O Box CY1276
    Causeway, Harare
    Tel: +263 4 764088 (dir) / +263 4 793891-4 (op)
    Cell: +263 712867333
    Email: [email protected]; [email protected][email protected]

    Journalism Groups

    Despite all the travel, health and visa concerns the SADC region is very accommodative to journalists wanting to cover stories in the region. Journalism networks such as Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), the Inter Press Service community of rural and development journalists all provide good resources for journalists wanting to report on the various issues in the region. These networks can give you leads or insight in terms of the situation on the ground relating to the various issues they cover. 

    For more information, contact the SADC Public Relations Unit.