Parliament extends media accreditation deadline for 2018 State of the Nation Address

Following appeals by some sections of the media for the deadline of the media application for accreditation to cover the State of the Nation Address, Parliament has decided to re-open the application process from today until 5pm on Friday, 19 January 2018. The applications for accreditation was initially set between 27 November 2017 and 12 January 2018.

Application forms are immediately available on (

This is the final opportunity and parliament will unfortunately not be able to accept accreditation requests after this deadline.

Information required on the online application form includes:

Full name as it appears on identity document

ID number

Name of media organisation and media group

Designation (writer, photographer, for example)

Email address, telephone number and mobile phone number

Media requesting to broadcast from the parliamentary precinct must also provide the following additional information:

Make and registration number(s) of vehicle(s) needed for broadcast

Service provider clearance certificates for proposed temporary broadcast-related structures

Other equipment

Date and time of arrival and departure

Source: Government of South Africa