| 宾主双方汇聚一堂，高喊：中非友谊万岁 |
South Africa is known as the "Rainbow Nation", the passionate African culture attracted a lot of attentions from our junior journalists. "Witness Friendship" Home and Abroad News Press 2016 Winter Junior Journalist Delegation visited the South Africa Consulate in Shanghai on January 29th and had an exclusive interview with the Consul General of South Africa in Shanghai Mr. Thabo Thage.
Before the interview, Consul General Mr. Thabo Thage showed us a film about South African culture and the country’s natural landscape. From this film, we once again closely felt the charm of this country - South Africa.
During the interview, a junior journalist asked: “Hello, Mr. Thabo Thage. You are a senior diplomat as you has worked at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) for the past 14 years. After becoming the Consul General of South Africa in Shanghai, you actively promoted many cooperation opportunities between South Africa and Shanghai. What are the special characteristics of Shanghai in your opinions? In this city, what do you like the most?”
| 中外新闻社总裁与南非驻上海总领事陶博闻交流小记者们的采访内容 |
Mr. Thabo Thage firstly introduced about his background and his work in Shanghai. When expressing his impression about Shanghai, he said, Shanghai is a world famous international city, where you can meet people from all over the world. No matter they are single or with families, they can always find happiness and joy in this city.
“Hello Consul General, China and South Africa has been developing cooperation in many areas, such as economy, trade, business investment and cultural exchanges. Could you please share your view about the educational exchange programs between South Africa and China?” another journalist asked.
“South Africa attaches great importance to education of young people, the goal is to educate the children as the future leaders. China and South Africa cooperation in education is very active, including student exchanges, teacher exchanges and program exchanges. In the future, you may choose to study in South Africa, our government will provide assistance to you in many ways.” Mr. Thabo Thage said.
| 安珈硕小记者提问 |
Junior Journalist asked: “South Africa is considered as the “Heaven for Wildlife”. How are the South African government and people protecting the animals there? If we are going to the South Africa for our winter break, will you be our “tour guide? What are the unique things we have to see when we get there?”
Mr. Thabo Thage answered with big smile: “Firstly, I will be very happy to be your 'tour guide'. South Africa has many beautiful landscapes and wildlife parks. The South African government are making a number of policies to ensure and enhance the protection of its natural resources. Police closely look after the nature reserves, and many nature protection agencies are established. In addition, there are many hidden means to complete the protection mission, such as using high-tech devices to locate endangered animals. In customs, the goods will be strictly checked to prevent the smuggling of rare animals and plants. In National Government level, it is banned to hunt cheetah and other wildlife animals.”
When interviewing at the South African Consulate General in Shanghai, the junior journalists and the consulate officers spent a happy time together. Before leaving the Consulate, all junior journalists exchanged the new year gifts with the officers to express their greetings and warm wishes. Mr. Thabo Thage also presented gifts to the junior journalists. The host and the guests shared an unforgettable time together and took group photos for wonderful memory.
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| 蓝鸿毅小记者感谢陶博闻总领事赠送的礼物 |
| 卫云帆小记者向陶博闻总领事赠送新年礼物，祝他新年快乐 |
| 李雅丹小记者向陶博闻总领事赠送新年礼物，祝他新年健康、幸福、开心 |
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| 南非驻上海总领事陶博闻(Mr. Thabo Thage)与中外新闻社总裁韦燕共同主持小记者采访活动 |