Media Statements

Invitation to a Media Briefing on the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit 2017

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen invites members of the media to a Pre-3rd Presidential Local Government Media Briefing.

The summit is a platform wherein the President of the Republic will engage with leadership of all three spheres (national Ministers, Premiers, MEC’s, Mayors, Speakers, Chief whips and Municipal Managers) about the development outcomes, challenges and solutions to driving our developmental trajectory as country to higher levels as guided by the National Development Plan.

This time around, the President will be engaging with municipal leadership as they begin their five-year term journey of local government. The engagements will include the discussion of critical developmental outcomes citizens expect from this sphere that is closest to the people and a commitment of how National and Provincial Government will be supporting and working with municipalities to achieve these developmental outcomes.


The members of the media are invited as follows:


Date:              05 April 2017

Time:              11h00

Venue:           GCIS – Tshedimosetso House (Cnr Festival and Francisbaard Streets) – with a video link to Cape Town (Imbizo Centre).


For media confirmations – Tsakane Baloyi @ 082 052 0892 / or Ireen Magwai @ 082 440 5676 /




Legadima Leso

CoGTA: Communications

Cell: 083 378 9495