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    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, based in Gaborone, Botswana, oversees operations to implement SADC’s mandate. The Public Relations Unit (PRU) promotes popular participation of SADC and is the lead executor of the SADC corporate communication including public and media relations, public affairs, protocol and special events management, thus the custodian of communications, branding and promotional strategies. Thus, the 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. 

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    • Inside SADC May 2018

      Date Signed: 2018-06-11

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters, Media Releases & Statements


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    • Press Release - SADC establishes a regional El Nino response team

      Date Signed: 2016-05-26

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements

      Issues: Environment & Sustainable Development

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Meteorology & Climate


      The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has established a Team to coordinate a regional response to the impacts of the 2015/2016 El-Niño phenomenon on livelihoods in close collaboration with Member States.

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    • Media Release: Ministerial Workshop on Food Security & Poverty Eradication held on 16 May 2016

      Date Signed: 2016-05-17

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


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    • Press Release: Ministerial Workshop on Food Security and Poverty Eradication MONDAY 16 MAY 2016

      Date Signed: 2016-05-11

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


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    • Pre-Council Briefing, Gaborone

      Date Signed: 2016-02-22

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


      The SADC Council of Ministers meeting will be taking place on 14th and 15th March, 2016 here in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana. The SADC Council of Ministers traditionally meets annually during this period of the year to review implementation of its decisions, and approve the SADC budget. This Council will therefore primarily discuss and approve the budget for the 2016/2017 SADC activities, and will review progress made on the implementation of 2015/2016 Plan and budget and its decisions taken at its last meeting in August 2015 here in Gaborone. SADC financial year runs from April to March.

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    • Seychelles presidential race heading for run-off second round

      Date Signed: 2015-12-06

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


      Seychelles presidential race heading for run-off within 14 days - no candidate wins absolute majority after 'highly contested' first round

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    • Head of Mission Launches SEOM to the 2015 Seychelles Presidential Elections in Victoria

      Date Signed: 2015-11-27

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


      Honourable Patrício José, the Deputy Minister of Defence in the Republic of Mozambique, and Head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Republic of Seychelles launched SEOM on 27 November, 2015, at Avani Hotel in Victoria, Republic of Seychelles.

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    • Press Statement Ministers of Environment & Natural Resources, 6 November 2015

      Date Signed: 2015-11-06

      Type: Documents & Publications


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    • SEOM STATEMENT, UR of TANZANIA

      Date Signed: 2015-10-28

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


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    • Amani Africa II Field Training Exercise Opening Ceremony

      Date Signed: 2015-10-19

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters, Media Releases & Statements


      All roads led to the South African Army Combat Training Centre where the long awaited AMANI AFRICA II FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE (AA II FTX) was launched on 19 October 2015. It was a great day as dignitaries were heading towards the parade ground to witness the grand opening of the African Union Multi-dimensional Peace Support Operations where Military, Police and Civilian components took part in this history making event. The hosting region, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Host Nation, the Republic of South Africa, pulled all stops to showcase the highlights of the progress made in preparation of the event of such magnitude.

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