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Minister van Rooyen’s Address at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit

His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma,

Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly,

Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces,

All Ministers present,

Premiers, Deputy Ministers, members of Parliament and MECs,

Chairpersons of the CoGTA Portfolio and Select Committees;

Traditional Leaders present;

Leadership of SALGA, South African Cities Network and Municipal Demarcation Board

All mayors, Municipal Speakers and Chief whips,

Municipal Managers, CFOs and Technical Directors present,

Directors-General present,

Head of Departments for provincial CoGTAs,

Members of the National Planning Commission,

Municipal unions: SAMWU and IMATU,

Leadership of the South African Planning Institute, Institute of Municipal Financial Officers; Integrated Urban Development Framework and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering;

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Fellow South Africans,


Good Morning and a warm welcome to all of you.

You can read or download Minister Des van Rooyen’s Full Speech.