President Jacob Zuma is set to be a guest speaker at a New Age Business Briefing breakfast on Friday, 12 February.
The president will discuss his State of the Nation Address, and tickets are available on a per table basis (10 people) for a cost of R14,500 excluding VAT.
The event is likely to be sold out as by Friday afternoon, there were only two tables available.
The breakfast briefing will be held at GrandWest in Cape Town, and ‘premium’ guests will receive ‘premium preferential table placement’ at the venue.
Premium guests will also receive 12 months subscription to The New Age, and will be a part of the breakfast with the president post-event photo album.
In October, News24 reported that South Africa’s elite forked out anything between R100,000 to R1.5 million just for dinner with President Jacob Zuma on the eve of the National General Council.
The New Age is owned by the Gupta family, who has strong ties to president Zuma.
It was revealed in 2015 that at least six state departments spent more than R8.2 million on advertising in the New Age as well as promotional tickets to the newspaper’s business breakfasts televised on state broadcaster the SABC.
In January 2015, a reply to a parliamentary question revealed that the Department of Communications spent over R10 million on advertising in The New Age alone, with other departments also admitting their support for the paper.
Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday, 11 February.