African Union and Africa Day

The year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversay Celebration of the existence of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It is also a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote ‘an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.’


  • The Heads of State declared the year 2013 as the year of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.
  • Main Theme;  ‘2013, Year of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance”


AU 50th Celebration Leaflet

“The Essence of South Africa” – gourmet and wine promotion

Hilton Tokyo in conjunction with the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Japan and the

South African Tourism and Hospitality Industry will jointly feature a special event, entitled

“The Essence of South Africa” – gourmet and wine promotion at the Marble Lounge during

Lunch buffet. Feast on a wide range of authentic South African dishes, specially prepared by

Mr. Lindsay Venn, Executive Chef of Southern Sun The Cullinan of Cape Town Hotel, while

enjoying the welcoming rhythm of South African drums performed by Drum Café.

Food and Wine Tokyo

Food and Wine Osaka

South African Cheese Festival

From the 26th to the 28th of April at Sandringham outside of Stellenbosch, you can celebrate all things cheese at the annual SA Cheese Festival. You can experience a moonlit picnic with goodies bought from the festival, with live music from well-known musicians. Several artisan cheese makers will be on hand throughout the festival so you can sample their cheeses and find out more about their trade. A variety of cheeses are on offer from some of South Africa’s larger cheeseries, while handpicked producers provide a number of other treats. In the Checkers and Food Theatres celebrated foodies will entertain the crowds with their cheese-cooking demonstrations.   Purchase your R115 ticket from your nearest Computicket or Checkers (no tickets at the gates). Senior citizens pay R90 and children 13 years and younger enter free. Opening times for Friday is from 10:00 to 22:00, on Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Wine tasting glasses will be on sale at R15 at the gates.   Visit for more information or contact Agri-Expo at tel 021 975 4440 or

Upcoming International events










  • Bauma Conference,15-21 April 2013, Munich, Germany
  • Western Africa Oil, Gas and Energy Week, 22-23 April 2013, Windhoek, Namibia
  • 5th Ghana Oil & Gas Summit, 23-25 April 2013, Accra, Ghana
  • SIAM Salon International de L’agriculture, 24-28 April 2013, Meknès, Morocco
  • Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit, 22-23 April, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cartes Afrique, 26 – 27 April, Marrakech, Morocco
  • BATIMEC, 7-9 May, Algeria
  • Africa Health Exhibition, 7-9 May, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • West Africa Investment Conference, 7 May, Accra, Ghana
  • Africa Banking & Finance, 7-8 May, Nairobi, Kenya
  • World Economic Forum on Africa, 8-10 May, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 3rd African Banking & Finance Conference, 14th May, Nairobi, Kenya
  • The Africa Investment Conference, 14-15 May, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • North Africa Com, 14-15 May, Tunis, Tunisia
  • World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, 24-26 May, Dead Sea, Jordan
  • African Banker Awards 2013, 29 May, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Elearning, 29-31 May, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Southern Africa Mining Summit, 30-31 May, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Africa Remittances and Money Transfer Markets Conference, 6-7 June, Praia, Cape Verde
  • New York Africa Forum, 14-16 June, Libreville, Gabon
  • Eastern Africa Oil, Gas and Energy Week, 18-20 June, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Connecting West & Central Africa Com, 11-12 June, Dakar, Senegal
  • Intersolar, 17-21 June, Munich, Germany
  • North Africa Gas Summit, 24 June, Rome, Italy
  • Africa Rail & Africa Ports and Harbours Show, 24-26 June, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aviation Outlook, 24-27 June, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Road Trans Africa, 25-26 June, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ports & Harbours Congress, 24-26 June, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 3rd Africa Debt Capital Markets Summit, 27 June, London, UK
  • G20 Africa Infrastructure Summit, 16-17 July, London, UK