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Parliament, Monday, 12 September 2022 – The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will, this week, host a hybrid Local Government Week themed, “Advancing Our Collective Effort to Enhance oversight and Accountability in the Local Sphere of Government”. The session, scheduled for Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 September at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town and virtually, will start from 10 am until 4 pm on both days.
The Local Government Week is a premier annual event of the NCOP with the primary aim of bringing the three spheres of government together to create a platform for the consideration and debate of matters affecting the local sphere of government. The programme further seeks to devise solutions to challenges within the context of the cooperative government.
Consistent with the role of the NCOP to oversee adherence to the principles of co-operative government and intergovernmental relations, the event also aims to pay attention to challenges confronting the local sphere of government, including proposing an amendment to policies and laws that negatively impact service delivery.
The NCOP is hosting the event in partnership with organised local government through the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). Various Ministers, Deputy ministers, Premiers, MECs, Mayors and local government practitioners from across the country are expected to be in attendance.
The Chairperson of the NCOP, Mr Amos Masondo is expected to give an opening address on the topic, “Advancing Our Collective Effort To Foster Accountable and Financially Viable Municipalities”, while Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is expected to give a keynote address. Other panellists include the Auditor General, Ms Tsakani Maluleke, the President of SALGA, Councillor B Stofile, the Secretary to Parliament, Mr Xolile George, and many other key local government practitioners.
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DETAILS OF THE HYBRID LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEEK PROGRAMME:
Date: 13 – 14 September 2022
Time: 10 am until 4 pm on both days
Venue: Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town and on the virtual platform
The programme of the event will be rounded off on Thursday when the NCOP convene its hybrid plenary at 2 pm for a Debate on Local Government Week.
DETAILS OF THE NCOP HYBRID PLENARY:
Date: 15 September 2022
Time: 2 pm
Venue: NCOP Plenary and the virtual platform
Media wishing to physically attend the Local Government Week should send their details (full name, name of media house, ID or passport number) to Xihlamariso Ngoveni email@example.com or 083 529 1888 no later than 16:00
Members of the media who wish to observe the hybrid sitting on a virtual platform should forward their contact details to Mr Mlindi Mpindi on firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in the Parliament Communications Service WhatsApp group, where login details will be shared. Journalists must forward their requests using their official email addresses (no private emails).
Members of the public may follow the virtual engagement live on Parliament TV (DSTV Channel 408), via live stream on Parliament YouTube channel and Twitter page on the links below. You may subscribe to the Parliament YouTube channel to receive instant notification of live feeds.
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