ANA DIARY FOR THURSDAY MARCH 5

NAIROBI, KENYA (MARCH 2 - 6): Flood Disaster Risk Management in Changing Climate Conference on the global challenges many countries are facing and the result in the loss of lives and damage to properties hindering development. Global warming and urbanization are increasing the prevalence of floods. 08h00. Fahari Palace Serviced Apartments, Nairobi, Kenya.

GENERAL

GAUTENG

RETORIA (MARCH 2 - 6): South Africa and the United States of America co-host the seventh Accountability Colloquium with the United States of America Africa Command members (AFRICOM). The Colloquium is an annual specialised conference on military operations for military commanders and the legal advisors and it is also an academic platform where legal matters and situations are discussed and strategic solutions are formulated. The Adjudant General of the South African National Defence Force, Major General (Dr) Eric Mnisi will preside over the colloquium and deliver a key note address. 08h30. Protea Fire and Ice Hotel, Menlyn. RSVP to Lieutenant (SAN) Obed Medupe on sandfmedialiaison@gmail.com // 012-355-6388 // 066-262-5198. Contact Major Lizzet Lombard on 012-355-6264 // 082-442-6286.

WESTERN CAPE

CAPE TOWN (MARCH 2 - 5): The Electoral Commission of South Africa in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa is hosting a conference for African election management bodies on the impact of social media on the integrity of elections. Social media has also become a powerful tool for democracy, offering both benefits and challenges to all stakeholders. Themed 'Safeguarding Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age: Strategies for Combatting Digital Disinformation', the conference will bring together experts in social media and elections from around Africa. and beyond to share experiences in harnessing the benefits and mitigating the risks of social media. Contact Kate Bapela on 082-600-6386 OR Rhulani Lehloka on rhulani.lehloka@undp.org // 066-307-1827.

PARLIAMENT: Joint Standing Committee on Defence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) on 2018 and 2019 Annual Reports]. Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building. 12h30.

SPORT

CRICKET

Australia tour to sa:

Reaction from Wednesday's 2nd ODI, SA v Australia, Bloemfontein

Saturday

3rd ODI, SA v Australia, Potchefstroom, 10h00

SOCCER

SA Premiership

Friday

Maritzburg v Polokwane City, Harry Gwala Stadium, 20h00

Saturday

Baroka FC v Black Leopards, Peter Mokaba Stadium, 15h30

Golden Arrows v Orlando Pirates, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium, 18h00

Kaizer Chiefs v AmaZulu FC, FNB Stadium, 205

Bidvest Wits v Chippa United, Bidvest Stadium, 205

Sunday

Cape Town City FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Athlone Stadium, 15h30

Highlands Park v SuperSport United, Makhulong Stadium, 15h30

RUGBY

Super Rugby

Saturday

Rebels v Lions, AAMI Park, 105

Sharks v Jaguares, Kings Park, 15h05

Bulls v Highlanders, Loftus Versfeld, 175

Source: African News Agency