Building Regional and International Consensus in Southern Africa: Botswana/Zimbabwe/South Africa: Diamonds

31 January 2013, Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

Welile, Kenny, Vasu

From left to right: Ambassador Welile Nhlapo (Former National Security Advisor to the South African President; and Chair of the Kimberley Process, as of 1 January 2013), HE Kenny Kiniotiro Kapinga (Botswana High Commissioner to South Africa), Vasu Gounden (Founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

Roeland, Aziz, Welile

From left to right: Ambassador Roeland van de Geer (Head of the EU Delegation, Pretoria), Aziz Pahad (Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa, 1994 – 2008), Ambassador Welile Nhlapo (Former National Security Advisor to the South African President; and Chair of the Kimberley Process, as of 1 January 2013)

Inputs from members of KP civil society: Speaking from the floor Farai Maguwu (Director of the Centre for Resource Governance)

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Building Regional and International Consensus in Southern Africa: Botswana/Zimbabwe/South Africa: Refugees, Migrants, Diaspora

30 January 2013, Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

Tara Polzer Ngwato

Facilitator: Tara Polzer Ngwato (Migration and conflict transformation expert and SALO consultant)

 Braam Hanekom and Bongani Masuku
 Braam Hanekom, Director of PASSOP (left) and
Bongani Masuku, International Relations Secretary, Congress of South African Trade Unions (right)
 Thoko Matshe (Africa Regional Coordinator,Olof Palme International Center) in the foreground addressing the panel: From left to right: Alice Mogwe (Director of Ditshwanelo, Botswana Centre for Human Rights), HE Kenny Kiniotiro Kapinga (Botswana High Commissioner to South Africa) and David Modiega (Civil society representative: The Botswana Civil Society Solidarity Coalition on Zimbabwe, and Chief Executive Officer of Churches United Against HIV & AIDS)

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Kimberly Diamond Certification Scheme Process (KP) Chairperson, to interact with stakeholders – 30 Jan 2013

The Department of Minerals Resources in conjunction with the South African Liaison Office (SALO) will on Thursday, host a stakeholder seminar on conflict focusing on the role of illicit diamond trade in fuelling conflict, within the continent.

The Chairperson of the Kimberly Process (KP) South Africa, Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, a leading South African diplomat Continue reading