media statement 2009

MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

INVITATION TO ATTEND THE CHIEF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY MEDIA BRIEFING

Date: Thursday, 05 February 2009

The Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Solly Shoke will host a media briefing on Thursday, 12 February 2009 at the SA Army College, Thaba Tshwane.

He will use this occasion to address the following issues:

  • Strategic issues surrounding the SA Army Vision 2020.
  • SA Army support to other government departments.
  • SA Army successes.

You are invited to send a journalist and or photographer/cameraman to attend the Chief of the SA Army media briefing at the SA Army College, Thaba Tshwane on Thursday, 12 February 2009 at 08:00 for 08:20.

Kindly RSVP on or before Tuesday, 10 February 2009 at 14:00 to Colonel Petrus Motlhabane or Lieutenant Colonel Niko Allie on (012) 355 6388/6381.

Attached: Directions to SA Army College, Thaba Tshwane.

Issued by: SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE
(Defence Corporate Communication)
Private Bag X 161
Pretoria
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Enquiries: Colonel Petrus Motlhabane or Lieutenant Colonel Niko Allie
(012) 355 6388/6381

DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG TO ARMY COLLEGE

  • TAKE THE NI NORTH (POLOKWANE).
  • FOLLOW THE N14 TO PRETORIA.
  • TURN LEFT AT THE M24 VALHALLA OFFRAMP, ROAD BENDS TO THE LEFT.
  • TURN RIGHT AT THE STOP SIGN AT THE END OF THE BEND.
  • PROCEED STRAIGHT ON THE M24 TOWARDS VALHALLA.
  • M24 BECOMES TRICHARDT ROAD AFTER THE FIRST SET OF ROBOTS.
  • FOLLOW THE ROAD UNTIL THE T-JUNCTION (THIRD SET OF ROBOTS).
  • (THABA TSHWANE TOWN HALL WILL BE INFRONT OF YOU AT THE ROBOTS).
  • TURN RIGHT THE ROBOTS.
  • CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD AND PASS A SET OF ROBOTS.
  • THE SA ARMY COLLEGE IS ON THE LEFT.
  • TURN LEFT INTO THE MAIN GATE AT THE SA ARMY COLLEGE.

DIRECTION FROM FOUNTAINS CIRCLE TO ARMY COLLEGE

  • FROM THE ROBOTS AT THE FOUNTAINS RESORT CIRCLE MAIN GATE.
  • TURN RIGHT AT THE ROBOTS AND CONTINUE STRAIGT ON WITH THE ROAD TOWARDS THABA TSHWANE.
  • PROCEED STRAIGHT PASSING THE VOORTREKKER MONUMENT ON YOUR RIGHT.
  • TURN LEFT AT THE SECOND SET OF ROBOTS TOWARDS THABA TSHWANE.
  • CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD PASSING 1 MILITARY HOSPITAL ON THE RIGHT AND A GOLF COURSE ON THE LEFT.
  • CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD, PASS OVER TWO SETS OF STOP SIGNS.
  • AFTER THE SECOND STOP SIGN YOU WILL PASS OVER RAILWAY TRACKS.
  • AFTER CROSSING THE RAILWAY TRACKS YOU WILL SEE THE ARMY COLLEGE ON THE RIGHT.
  • PROCEED APPROXIMATELY 20 M AND TURN RIGHT INTO THE MAIN GATE AT THE ARMY COLLEGE.