The South African High Commission has appointed Shandwick Consultants to
provide PR support for the UK visit of President Nelson Mandela together
with more than 80 of the country’s business leaders in mid-July -
believed to be the largest trade mission the country has ever mounted.
The agency beat off Hill and Knowlton and Matrix to land the pounds
15,000 to pounds 20,000-fee contract which will see it attempt to use
the visit to sell the message of sustained economic stability in South
Africa to the City and British business.