Reminder: Media Accreditation Information for SONA 2018

Parliament has finalized a list of media representatives who will cover the 2018 State of the Nation Address scheduled for 8 February 2018. The approved list of accredited media representatives/journalists is now published on Parliament’s official website to enable those who have applied to check their names. Not all those who have applied have been accredited, as some were found not to be journalists while others provided incorrect ID numbers.

The link to the accredited media is: https://www.parliament.gov.za/approved-media-accreditation-list-sona-2018

Only applicants whose names appear on the approved accreditation list may collect their accreditation tags as per the information below.

Accredited media practitioners are urged to comply with the following guidelines and deadlines for coverage of SONA:

Accreditation tags can only be collected from the accreditation centre located at the Government Garage – 49 Hope Street, Cape Town, from tomorrow (03 February) to Thursday, 8 February 2018. The accreditation centre is open daily from now up to 6 February between 08:30 and 18:30. On Wednesday 7 February, the centre will be open from 08:30 until 22:00 and Thursday 8 February, the centre will close at 13:00.

All broadcasters are expected to set up and lay their cables not later than 14:00 on 7 February 2018;

Please attend a compulsory pre-SONA briefing on applicable guidelines that include dos’ and don’ts that is scheduled for 13:00 � 14:00 on the 8th February 2018 at the Imbizo Centre � 100 Plein Street, Cape Town;

A representative group of accredited media will be allocated seats in the Media Bay that can only accommodate 66 people, a process handled in collaboration with Parliament Press Gallery Association (PGA).

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

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Reminder: Media Accreditation Information for SONA 2018

Parliament has finalized a list of media representatives who will cover the 2018 State of the Nation Address scheduled for 8 February 2018. The approved list of accredited media representatives/journalists is now published on Parliament’s official website to enable those who have applied to check their names. Not all those who have applied have been accredited, as some were found not to be journalists while others provided incorrect ID numbers.

The link to the accredited media is: https://www.parliament.gov.za/approved-media-accreditation-list-sona-2018

Only applicants whose names appear on the approved accreditation list may collect their accreditation tags as per the information below.

Accredited media practitioners are urged to comply with the following guidelines and deadlines for coverage of SONA:

Accreditation tags can only be collected from the accreditation centre located at the Government Garage – 49 Hope Street, Cape Town, from tomorrow (03 February) to Thursday, 8 February 2018. The accreditation centre is open daily from now up to 6 February between 08:30 and 18:30. On Wednesday 7 February, the centre will be open from 08:30 until 22:00 and Thursday 8 February, the centre will close at 13:00.

All broadcasters are expected to set up and lay their cables not later than 14:00 on 7 February 2018;

Please attend a compulsory pre-SONA briefing on applicable guidelines that include dos’ and don’ts that is scheduled for 13:00 � 14:00 on the 8th February 2018 at the Imbizo Centre � 100 Plein Street, Cape Town;

A representative group of accredited media will be allocated seats in the Media Bay that can only accommodate 66 people, a process handled in collaboration with Parliament Press Gallery Association (PGA).

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

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