Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will present the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament on 25 October 2017.
Lock-ups have been arranged for journalists in Cape Town and Pretoria, allowing access to the MTBPS documents prior to the Minister’s address in Parliament. The information contained in the documents will be under embargo until Minister Gigaba starts speaking in Parliament.
The Twitter handle for the MTBPS is: @MTBPS2017
Please find details for the lockups below:
CAPE TOWN LOCK-UP:
Address: 100 Plein Street, Building for Parliament Gallery Association (PGA) journalists
120 Plein Street, Imbizo Media Centre for non PGA members
Journalists attending the Cape Town lock-up must send their details to Zwikhodo Singo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than 18 October 2017.
Please indicate your name, media organisation and ID number.
Please indicate whether you will be based at the PGA building or Imbizo Centre.
It is imperative that you RSVP before the closing date so accreditation can be arranged.
No prior accreditation, no entry to lock-up
It will assist us if one person can send a consolidated list of journalists attending from one media house.
Due to space limitations at the Imbizo Centre, a maximum of 3 journalists will be allowed from each media organisation for the lock-ups at the Imbizo Centre.
If your media house has an office in Parliament, you are expected to work from there as there is limited space at the Imbizo Centre.
Registration at 100 Plein (PGA) and Imbizo Centre will open at 07:00 and close at 08:00.
Journalists working in the Imbizo Centre will need to vacate the room shortly after the embargo has been lifted.
Photographers and television broadcasters who are not part of the lock-up and need access to the Parliament precinct should RSVP with Parliament media by sending their details to email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographers and television broadcasters who want to take part in the embargoed press conference by Minister Gigaba must also RSVP with National Treasury for accreditation.
Address: 40 Church Square, Pretoria CBD
Journalists must send their details to Xolisa Dodo (email@example.com) by no later than 18 October 2017
There is a limited number of PCs that are available on first-come first served basis.
Indicate in your reply if you will bring your own laptop or you will use the provided PC.
It is imperative that you RSVP by closing date so accreditation can be arranged.
There is limited space at the Pretoria lock-up, therefore we will cutoff RSVPs when we
have reached capacity.
The embargo will be lifted when Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba starts speaking in Parliament.
Refreshments will be served at 08:30 and 12:30 at all lock-up venues.