UK's Minister for Africa to visit SA

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bellingham's visit coincides with former President Mandela's 94th birthday tomorrow.

As such Bellingham will mark the day by attending a reception held in aid of 'Little Eden' - a non-profit organisation that provides 24-hour residential and nursing care for 300 children and adults with profound intellectual disability.

According to the British High Commission, Bellingham hopes to have an opportunity to meet and congratulate the newly elected Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

The minister's programme will include a visit to a new regional power generation facility on the Mozambique / South African border.

Bellingham will also attend a school sports event, linked to the Olympic legacy 'International Inspiration' project, in Soweto and a send-off for Team SA as they head for the London 2012 Games

He will conclude his visit on Thursday.