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20 November 2017

South Africa to host Botswana and Namibia to strengthen TKC relations

South Africa through the Department of Transport will host Botswana and Namibia from 19-26 November 2017, to strengthen relations and improve Cross Border transactions and Customs Operations along the Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC).

The TKC, which was jointly developed in the 1990s consist of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

The structure was formed with an objective to contribute and promote trade facilitation within the three states through transport efficiency by simplifying and harmonizing the requirements and controls that govern the movement of goods and persons with to reduce transportation costs and transit times.

During the visit, the three countries will look into achievements attained and challenges experienced since the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2003.

They will further come with ways to deal with some of the challenges they are experiencing.

The Namibian Government delegation will be led by Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Works and Transport, while Botswana by the Permanent Secretary from Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Member of the media are hereby invited to the main event which will be held as follows:

Date : 22 November 2017

Time : 09H00

Venue : N4 Rustenburg (NW) – in front of the Stay Easy Hotel

Members of the media attending the event are requested to confirm their attendance with Motlatsi Lebea on 073 3239 333 or email lebeam@dot.gov.za or Rebaone Moeng on 063 659 6579 or email: rmoeng@nwpg.gov.za

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