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Old 10-03-2014, 11:56 AM
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Crown Princess Mary's Visit to South Africa: November 2-5, 2014

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Crown Princess shall together with the Trade and Development Mogens Jensen visit to South Africa on 2-5th november 2014.
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Sunday, November 2

Cape Town

Visiting Stellakaya Winery

Kl. 15:00
HRH Crown Princess visiting winemaker Ntsiki Biyela, a female entrepreneur in the wine industry in South Africa. During his visit, the Crown Princess will be shown around and talk to Ntsiki Biyela.

Dinner with representatives from the LGBTI community in South Africa
Kl. 18:30
Crown Princess participates in dinner with representatives from the LGBTI community in South Africa at the restaurant La Mouette in Cape Town. LGBTI stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex.

Monday, November 3

Visit by Marie Stopes clinic

Kl. 9:00
The Crown Princess visits at a Marie Stopes clinic, which is an international organization working for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). During his visit, the Crown Princess get an introduction to SRHR in South Africa, and topics such as family planning and abortion will be discussed. Crown Princess will also be shown around the clinic.

Visit by Mothers2Mothers clinic
Kl. 14:30
The Crown Princess visits Mothers2Mothers clinic that educates HIV / AIDS-infected mothers to mentors who advise and guide future and new mothers in the same situation. The purpose of the mentoring program is to correct an action against the particular challenges associated with HIV / AIDS infection during pregnancy. During the visit becomes Crown Princess shown around and meet the Centre's staff and young mothers.

Visit by Love Life Youth Centre
Kl. 16:00
Crown Princess visit Love Life Youth Centre, which works with education and information about HIV / AIDS among young people. Love Life is South Africa's national HIV / AIDS prevention initiative aimed at young people. During the visit meetings Crown Princess center's leaders and young users.

Networking Reception in the 'Danish Design Business Mission'
Kl. 19:00
Crown Princess participates in reception with Danish companies involved in design and architecture campaign 'Danish Design Business Mission'.

Tuesday, November 4

Johannesburg

Visit at the Brothers for Life

Kl. 12:30
The Crown Princess visits at the Brothers for Life, which among other things aims to involve men in the fight against gender-based violence. During the visit of Crown Princess attends a round table with a Community Action Team, working to mobilize the community to change their behavior in areas such as gender-based violence and infection of HIV / AIDS. The conversation will focus on topics such as norms, values ​​and gender roles in society.

Visit at the diabetes clinic
Kl. 15:00
Crown Princess visiting a mobile diabetes clinic donated by Novo Nordisk to First Lady Bongi Ngema Zuma's Fund, which aims to combat and prevent diabetes. During the visit becomes Crown Princess toured the clinic and have the opportunity to greet the staff.

Networking Reception in Denmark residence
Kl. 19:30
Crown Princess participates in desk, where there will be the opportunity to meet representatives from the business community, NGOs and civil society representatives working with SRHR agenda.

Wednesday, November 5

Meeting with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Kl. 8:15
The Crown Princess visits UNFPA South Africa, where there will be round table discussion with UNFPA country managers Dr. Esther Muia and members of UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel, focusing on topics such as HIV, contraception and social entrepreneurship.

Visit at Vodacom Gender Based Violence Command Centre
Kl. 10:00
The Crown Princess visits by a 24 hour call center established by the Vodacom Foundation in cooperation with the South African Ministry of Social Development. The call center represents an anonymous services to victims of gender-based violence, where trained social workers provide telephone counseling, support and guidance. During the visit there will be a tour of the call center, and Crown Princess will have the opportunity to meet some phone operators.

Visit by Thuthuzela Clinic, Chris Hani Hospital
Kl. 14:30
The Crown Princess visits Thuthuzela Clinic, an hour one-stop clinic for victims of sexual assault. One-stop clinics are located at local hospitals, where victims receive help to report the matter and treatment of physical and mental injury. During the visit becomes Crown Princess toured the clinic and meet the staff.
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Thanks, dazzling, for this comprehensive program. It is saddening to think all these organisations and initiatives exist and are operational and still sexual abuse and assault, gender discrimination, domestic violence and related issues continue to impact the lives of millions of vulnerable people, not only in South Africa, but throughout Africa.


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Thanks dazzling No wonder Mary participating in this visit - it deals with exactly Mary's interests and work areas.

It's truly a busy autumn for Mary. In relation to the flight time of 20+ hours Mary and the delegation must have left for South Africa already today.
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Wow it is twenty hours flying from Denmark
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:20 AM
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A picture of Princess Mary's visit to the winery in Cape Town
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daily...=page_internal
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:37 AM
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Princess mary is one of the most hard working crown princess around I think... She hardly ever stops...
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:02 AM
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Thanks Roskilde & LadyS.

The gentleman with the glasses standing next to Mary is Minister for Trade and Developement, Mogens Jensen.
He is something of an oddity, being a very capable minister and on top of that he even seems to have integrity!

Perhaps our South African friends will keep us informed about any local coverage?
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:26 AM
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The high popularity and respect the Danes have for her is indeed well deserved!

Mary has landed in South Africa and started her program.

Here at the first event on the program.

Picture:
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...?itok=XYKSKD_Z

Article from BB (can see it's Ulrik Ulriken, as always, who is with Mary on the trip)
Mary er landet i Sydafrika: Smagte lokal rødvin | Billed Bladet

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princess mary stellekaya winery | Buy Photos | AP Images | Search

And BT gallery from Mary's first event today:

Se billederne: Kronprinsesse Mary i Sydafrika | www.bt.dk

Which is the only event here on the first day - besides an evening reception tonight.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:14 PM
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And BT gallery from Mary's first event today:

Se billederne: Kronprinsesse Mary i Sydafrika | www.bt.dk

Which is the only event here on the first day - besides an evening reception tonight.
Thanks, Roskilde.

That event was well covered by the TV2 news tonight.
The woman Mary is talking to is a wine-farmer (I guess it's called). She is something of a novelty in South Africa. The wine-producers are predominantly white men.
The woman was born in pretty poor circumstances in Kwazulu-Natal, I guess that makes her a Zulu. Anyway, through talent and hard studying she entered a university on a scholarship and now she makes wine. That makes her a successful trailblazer. Her farm and home is in one of the oldest Afrikaaner-settlements in South Africa.
She admits that she is from time to time facing recentment from other people. (Probably just as much for her succes, gender and race too). But it doesn't appear to be a major concern of hers.
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It is a fact that something always goes wrong on any visit. - Hats flying, car breaking down and so on.
Also on this visit: Kronprinsesse Marys Cape Town-middag ramt af strømsvigt | Billed Bladet
During the dinner in Cape Town last night where Mary met with representaties of sexual minorities there was a power failure lasting a couple of hours.

And an addition to the previous post, the woman mentioned above, Ntsiki Biyela, is South Africa's first female wine producer.
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Yes an unfortunate fact of South Africa (although admittedly has been minimal the last couple of years) - loadshedding by Eskom, South Africa's electricity suppliers.
Power cuts in Joburg, Ekurhuleni, Cape Town | News24
Eskom sends out schedules showing the times when power cuts are likely so most businesses have generators to cover these periods.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:42 AM
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Kronprinsesse Mary imponeret over klinik i Cape Town | Billed Bladet

And Mary continues, this time visiting the Marie Stopes Clinic in Cape Town.
That's a part of her commitment in regards to repreductive health for women.
The clinic offer guidance to women in regards to sexual issues. A number of the women visiting the clinic in order to learn about abortion preferred to remain in the waiting room as they did not wish to draw any attention to themselves, since aborting is apparantly very much a taboo in South Africa.

Thanks, LadyS.

I can only speak for myself of course, but I appreciate any trivia and facts about the countries the DRF is visiting. As natives of your countries you have a unique knowledge that is far from always conveyed through the Danish media.
So don't think that whatever you may contribute with is too boring or insignificant. None of us are so clever we can't learn anything new.
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Australian Woman's Weekly gallery:
http://www.womansday.com.au/celebrit...-tour-image-2/

And BB video from Mary's visit at the winery. As always, good chemistry between Mary and the women, resulting in a warm hug when saying goodbye.



From the dinner with the LGBTI community last night:

http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/859/7/1...-sydafrika.jpg

And article and picture from BB
Kronprinsesse Marys Cape Town-middag ramt af strømsvigt | Billed Bladet

BT pictures from today (I see BT has sent their photographer Keld Navntoft with Mary on her trip, so this indicates most likely daily galleries from the trip)

http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/863/7/1...-sydafrika.jpg

http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/863/7/x...-sydafrika.jpg
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Thanks, Roskilde.

I plain forgot to add in connection with the Minister for Trade and Developement, Mogens Jensen, that he is gay.
Not that it would influence him IMO, because he has never made an issue out of that and why should he?

Our Africa correspondent, the venerable Ulrik Ulriksen's reports are pouring in: Kronprinsesse Mary talte sex og HIV-smitte med unge i Sydafrika | Billed Bladet

While visiting the clinic, Mary got an enthusiastic reception by some of the young. Including a dance with a young local gentleman.
The article says the typical Danish style about calling a spade a spade and talking directly about the issue was something the young weren't used to, but nevertheless appreciated. (*)

(*) According to a number of foreign comments about living in DK, that is one of our most prevailing traits. I.e being very direct!
That has led to a number of cultural clashes, because foreigners settling and working in DK can expect to be told if there is something that annoys their co-workers. Don't expect any *****-footing. Whether that is good or bad, well, you be the judge.
Our Marie experienced that early on, when being asked directly about a pregnancy. Something she obviously wasn't used to and which embarrassed her a little.

ADDED: Interesting! I see p...y-footing has been censored automatically, I thought it was a common expression.
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Love this picture of Mary giving/receiving a big hug

http://royalista.com/wp-content/imag...200_h=1200.jpg
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Thanks polyesco It's a lovely picture.

Here's the full gallery from yesterday from Royalista:

http://royalista.com/da/wp-content/i...200_h=1200.jpg

Kronprinsesse Mary nipper til vin i Sydafrika | Royalista

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Mary's trip was again well covered in tonight's TV2 news, don't know if they put the clip online.

Royalista with a new gallery from the evening reception yesterday:
Crown Princess Mary's banquet hit by a power cut | Royalista

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Updated BT gallery with new pics from today:
(At the first picture I see Mary and Minister of Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen are being learned some African rhythms )
Se billederne: Kronprinsesse Mary på sexualklinik i Sydafrika | www.bt.dk

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VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary sang og dansede på en vild dag i Sydafrika | Billed Bladet

A video of the, according to New Idea, pregnant Mary visiting the clinic.
First a boy is down on his knees proposing to Mary, next she's almost dancing with a long-legged dancer.

Another video from BT: http://www.bt.dk/royale/royale-rytme...ik-i-sydafrika
Perhaps our South African friends can tell us more about what we are seeing and hearing?
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Thanks, Roskilde.

I plain forgot to add in connection with the Minister for Trade and Developement, Mogens Jensen, that he is gay.
Not that it would influence him IMO, because he has never made an issue out of that and why should he?

Our Africa correspondent, the venerable Ulrik Ulriksen's reports are pouring in: Kronprinsesse Mary talte sex og HIV-smitte med unge i Sydafrika | Billed Bladet

While visiting the clinic, Mary got an enthusiastic reception by some of the young. Including a dance with a young local gentleman.
The article says the typical Danish style about calling a spade a spade and talking directly about the issue was something the young weren't used to, but nevertheless appreciated. (*)

(*) According to a number of foreign comments about living in DK, that is one of our most prevailing traits. I.e being very direct!
That has led to a number of cultural clashes, because foreigners settling and working in DK can expect to be told if there is something that annoys their co-workers. Don't expect any *****-footing. Whether that is good or bad, well, you be the judge.
Our Marie experienced that early on, when being asked directly about a pregnancy. Something she obviously wasn't used to and which embarrassed her a little.

ADDED: Interesting! I see p...y-footing has been censored automatically, I thought it was a common expression.
***** footing of course refers to a cat walking carefully; any other connotation is in the minds of the moderator who removed this word
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a nice positive attitude from Mary

another pic from Day 2
http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/h...00201782_n.jpg
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