Mandela Day 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Mission: International Mandela Day activities
On 16 July 2012 Ambassador Robina Marks delivered a lecture on “Reconciliation: International Friends’ Experiences” organised by the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Standing Committee regards South Africa’s reconciliation process as a best practice example and will be used as reference for the White Paper on Reconciliation. Ambassador Marks also engaged with the media on South Africa’s Reconciliation process.
H.E Ambassador Robina Marks giving one of Former President Mandela’s books to, from left; Dr Charoen Kanthawongs (MP) for opposition Democrat Party and Dr Phiraphan Phalusuk, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee
Ambassador Robina Marks with members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The South African Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day with a Women's Shelter managed by the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (APSW). The home cares for women who are sexually, physically and mentally abused by their partners, as well as providing a home for women with HIV and AIDS. In addition to spending 67 minutes with the shelter, the Mission also donated a washing machine and an amount of THB 30 000 (R7 500) obtained from various sponsors.
Ambassador Robina Marks presenting a washing machine and a THB 30 000 (R 7 500) cheque to committee members of the APSW
SA Embassy Bangkok, Thailand