media statement 2009

STATEMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

INVITATION TO THE INAUGURATION PARADE OF HONORARY COLONEL DOCTOR IRVIN KHOZA

Date: Monday, 16 March 2009

On Wednesday 18 March 2009, the Department of Defence (DOD) Logistical Support Formation, will host an inaugural parade to bestow the rank of Honorary Colonel to Doctor Irvin Khoza, the Chairperson of the 2010 Fèdèration Internationale de football Association (FIFA) World Cup Organising Committee, Vice President of South African Football Association (SAFA), Chairperson of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the Chairperson of Orlando Pirates Football Club.

The Parade, which will be preceded by a parachute free fall demonstration, will be held at the Logistical Support Formation Sports Ground. Senior Government and Business Leaders have been invited to attend the ceremony.

An Honorary Colonel is expected, inter alia, to assist in the maintenance of goodwill, the traditions of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), to foster esprit-de-corps and to represent the interests of the SANDF. He also serves the SANDF in ceremonial capacity and is not part of the military operational chain-of-command.

You are cordially invited to send a journalist and photographer/cameraperson to the inauguration parade of Honorary Colonel Doctor Irvin Khoza on Wednesday, 18 March 2008, at the Logistical Support Formation Sports Ground at 10:30 for 11:00

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, 17 March 2009, before 15:00 to Maj Danny Wagenaar on (012) 355 6388 or 072 808 3816.

Ends.

Released by: The Department of Defence
Private Bag X 161
Pretoria
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Enquiries: Col P.M. Motlhabane
Tel: (012) 355 6388
Cell no: 072 288 3402

DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG TO LOGISTICS SUPPORT FORMATION

  • TAKE THE N1 NORTH (POLOKWANE).
  • FOLLOW THE N14 TO PRETORIA.
  • OFFRAMP AT THE M24 VALHALLA OFFRAMP / TRICHARD ROAD, ROAD BENDS TO THE LEFT.
  • TURN LEFT AT THE STOP SIGN AT THE END OF THE BEND.
  • PROCEED STRAIGHT ON THE M24 TOWARDS LYTTLETON.
  • TURN LEFT INTO THE GATE OF CENTURION COLLEGE.
  • FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AS SET OUT ON THE BOARDS.

FROM THE FOUNTAINS

  • TAKE THE JHB ONRAMP.
  • FOLLOW THE N14 TO JOHANNESBURG.
  • OFFRAMP (1ST OFFRAMP) AT THE M24 VALHALLA / TRICHARD ROAD.
  • ROAD BENDS TO THE LEFT.
  • PROCEED STRAIGHT THROUGH THE GATES OF CENTURION COLLEGE, OVER TRICHARD ROAD.
  • FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AS SET OUT ON THE BOARDS.