MEDIA ADVISORY
 
Media Accreditation for the 21ST International AIDS Conference
 
Members of the media wishing to cover the 21st international AIDS Conference to be held from 18 to 22 July 2016 at the Albert Luthuli
 
International Convention Centre in Durban are advised to apply for accreditation by completing the online registration form on the link http://www.gcis.gov.za/content/media-registration. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 15 July 2016 at 12h00.
 
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), will lead the South African Government delegation to the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS2016) scheduled to take place from 18-22 July 2016 at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. South Africa will host AIDS2016 under the theme “Access Equity Rights Now”.
 
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issues in the world. The Conference is expected to be attended by more than 18 000 delegates from around the world.
 
AIDS2016 will provide South Africa with an opportunity to outline progress that the country has achieved in its efforts to combat HIV and TB challenges. South Africa will for the second time in partnership with the International Aids Society host this Biannual International Aids
 
Conference. Sixteen years ago in 2000, the country hosted the 13th Conference in Durban.
 
Media accreditation enquiries should be directed to Mmemme Mogotsi on 072 856 4288/mmemme@gcis.gov.za or Ireen Magwai on 082 440 5676/ Ireen@gcis.gov.za
 
NB: No media will be allowed access to the Conference venues without accreditation. Details for collection of accreditation cards will be communicated accordingly.
 
Enquiries: Ms Nebo Legoabe
 
Cell: 082 453 2874
 
Issued by Government Communications and Information Systems.
 
Please read this confidentiality disclaimer: http://www.durban.gov.za/Pages/edisclaimer.aspx