The African Union Commission chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will host a joint sitting of the Africa Editors’ Forum and Press Officers on Monday in Pretoria.
The theme of the engagement is ‘Deepening Africa’s Narrative and Capacities to Deliver Agenda 2063’.
This is the first time South Africa will host the joint sitting of up to 80 editors from across the African continent as well as press officers under the AU banner.
The previous meeting was held in Rwanda alongside the AU Heads of State Summit, this year.
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will address the forum for the last time as the Chair of the African Union Commission and give African Editors an opportunity to engage with her as she concludes her four year tenure.
The two-day meeting will take place at the Government Communication and Information System head office in Pretoria.
The main objective of discussions is to reflect on African Union milestones over the past four years, create better understanding of Agenda 2063, discuss the role of African media in popularising Agenda 2063 and assessing the role of accurate reporting in shaping an African narrative and advocate media ownership among Africans.
Source: South African Government News Agency.