Cape Town - The Minister of Home Affairs, Naledi Pandor will, this evening, take part in a debate between leading policy makers and business people on whether South Africa should open or close its doors to skilled immigrants in the a time of national economic uncertainty.

The debate, scheduled to start at 18h00 – 20h00, at 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens in Cape Town, is organised by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.

Minister Pandor will be joined by Dr Mamphela Ramphele , leader of Agang SA, Prof Brian Kantor, Investment Strategist and Economist, Mr Gary Eisenberg,  Chairman of Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies, Ms Rapelang Rabana, Founder of ReKindle Learning and Mr Chris Whelan, CEO -  Accelerate, Cape Town.

Media is invited as follows

Event: The Big Immigration Debate (Minister Pandor is a participant)

Date: 31 October 2013

Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Venue: 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens in Cape Town.

Issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs

Contact: Lunga Ngqengelele, MLO – Minister’s Office

021 469 6503 or 082 566 0446