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ACTIVITIES for Madiba's funeral have begun in earnest and we are required to play a critical role of important. To this extent a Communications JOC has been activated and will meet daily starting tomorrow at 10 am in the War Room.

Madiba was not only a resident of Joburg but he was also a Freeman of our City making him so much more special to us.
Group Communication had developed a communications strategy to guide the communication. The key message for our communication is:

"World Icon and Freeman of our City"

Important Dates
It is important that this important event is communicated as widely as possible. The main events are the following:

  • 15 December 2013 – State Funeral in Qunu
  • 11 to 13 December – Body will lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria
  • 11 to 13 December – Official Provincial Memorial Services
  • 9 December – Special Council Meeting to honour Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as Freeman of the City
  • 10 December – National Official Memorial Service at FNB stadium.

Mourning Sites
We are also activating Mourning Sites from today Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. They are attached separately.

Please could you assist us to mobilise and fill the mourning sites during these times?

Additional Programmes
The EM will be participating in numerous activities and once again we will require your assistance with communicating through your platforms.

Internal Communication
We are also expected to bring our employees along. Thus, daily internal communication will assist. Group will provide you with daily communication statements.

Please see attached the supporting documentation.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Yours sincerely

Nabintu Petsana
Group Head
Communication Marketing and Tourism