The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), HE Mr Luwellyn Landers, will co-chair the 13th annual Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) with his Cuban counterpart, H.E. MR Marcelino Medina Gonzàlez on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Pretoria.
The two countries are committed to bilateral cooperation across health, labour, defence, social development, housing and infrastructure sectors.
Over 500 disadvantaged South Africans have graduated as medical doctors, providing much needed primary healthcare services to their local communities as a direct result.
To mark South Africa-Cuba 20th celebrations on between the two countries, First Deputy Minister Medina and Limpopo Premier, Mr Chupu Stanley Mathabatha will unveil two of Limpopo Department of Health buildings in honour, of the two Cuban revolutionary leaders, former President of Cuba Mr Fidel Castro and Mr Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on Sunday, 22 May 2016 in Polokwane.
DIRCO will also host a ceremony and reception at Freedom Park and a panel discussion.