DAVOS, The 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 21 to 24 January. The 50th WEF Annual Meeting will be convened under the theme: Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World and is expected to bring together 3,000 participants from around the world, who will be expected to give concrete meaning to stakeholder capitalism; assist governments and international institutions in tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals; and facilitate discussions on technology and trade governance.

GENERAL

FREE STATE

BLOEMFONTEIN: The Democratic Alliance (DA) Mangaung Caucus hold a press conference in relation to the Mangaung Municipality being placed under administration. 10h30. DA Provincial Head Office, 7 Barnes Street. Contact Khangelwa Kolosa on 083-440-0890.

GAUTENG

JOHANNESBURG: Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams conduct an oversight visit to various Gauteng facilities where over 500 students are being trained on the department’s 4IR Skills Programme. 09h30. Data Science and Cloud Computing at NEMISA 21 Girton Road, Parktown. RSVP/ Contact Mish Molakeng on 082-469-3997 OR Nthabeleng Mokitimi-Dlamini on 073-222-5522.

JOHANNESBURG: Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams conduct an oversight visit to various Gauteng facilities where over 500 students are being trained on the department’s 4IR Skills Programme. 12h00. Software Development and 3D Printing at UJ Kingsway Campus. RSVP/ Contact Mish Molakeng on 082-469-3997 OR Nthabeleng Mokitimi-Dlamini on 073-222-5522.

PRETORIA: Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will release the 2019/20 Festive Season Road Safety Report — comprising of statistics on road fatalities as well as law enforcement and road safety operations carried out across the country from December 1, 2019, to January 15, 2020. 12h30. Ronnie Mamoepa Media Room, GCIS Tshedimosetso House,1035 Cnr Francis Baard and Festival Street, Hatfield. (NB: There will be a video link up to Imbizo Media Center, 120 Plein Street, Parliament in Cape Town) RSVP to Tshegofatso Maake on maaket@dot.gov.za //063-281-9453. Contact Ayanda Allie Paine on 074-823-7979.

PRETORIA: Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, briefs the media on the educational outcomes of the matric class of 2019 learners receiving social protection services. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will also give an update on the status of the application of learners receiving social protection services. 12h30. Southern Sun Pretoria, Cnr Steve Biko and Pretorius Streets, Arcadia. RSVP to Sharlene Naiker on SharleneN@dsd.gov.za // 082-673-5849 OR Jaconia Kobue on JaconiaK@dsd.gov.za // 063-249-5120. Contact Abram Phahlamohlaka on abramp@dsd.gov.za // 082-928-6590.

PRETORIA: Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) chairperson, Thabo Manyoni, briefs the media on the process leading to the nation-wide public consultation sessions which will kick-start from February to April 2020. He will also clarify the MDB’s position on tackling areas of concern (Hotspots) relating to outer municipal boundary re-determination. 10h00. Ronnie Mamoepa Media Room, GCIS Tshedimosetso House,1035 Cnr Francis Baard and Festival Street, Hatfield. (NB: There will be a video link up to Imbizo Media Center, 120 Plein Street, Parliament in Cape Town) RSVP/Cntact Barileng Dichabe on barileng@demarcation.org.za // 012-342-2481 // 071-354-2612.

SOWETO: Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng education spokesperson, Khume Ramulifho, conducts an oversight inspection at Lufhereng Secondary School. The school achieved a 51 percent matric pass rate. The DA will assess the state of the school and their basic needs. 10h00. Lufhereng Secondary School, 706, Corner Marumosethla and Molopa Street, Lufhereng. Contact Khume Ramulifho on 082-398-7375 OR Charity Moyo on 074-787-3166.

LIMPOPO

MOOKGOPHONG: International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, embarks on a back-to-school outreach under the theme: Supporting the change that education brings into the lives of children and is aimed at encouraging learners to prioritise their education. 08h30. Mohari Secondary School. RSVP to Kgopotso Rapakuana on rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za // 073-058-3876 OR Irene Netsianda on netsiandai@dirco.gov.za.

SPORT

CRICKET

Under-19 Cricket World Cup matches involving African teams:

Thursday

West Indies v Nigeria, Kimberley, 10h00

Saturday

Zimbabwe v Scotland, Potchefstroom, 10h00

South Africa v UAE, Bloemfontein, 10h00

England v Nigeria, Kimberley, 10h00

Friday

SA v England, fourth Test, day one, Johannesburg, 10h00

Saturday

Rugby

Pro14

Southern Kings v Cheetahs, Port Elizabeth, 15h05

Soccer

SA Premiership

Friday

Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium, 15h30

SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium, 20h00

Saturday

Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium, 15h30

Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium, 15h30

Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium, 18h00

Sunday

Baroka FC v Maritzburg United, Peter Mokaba Stadium, 15h30

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Source: African News Agency