The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President JG Zuma will host the 3rd Local Government Summit
As part of Governmentâ€™s efforts to strengthen the system of local government in the second phase of the Back to Basics programme. Summit Objectives: To set a new intergovernmental agenda for â€˜Managing Municipal Spaces for Radical Social and Economic Transformationâ€™;
To strengthen the system of local government in the second phase of the B2B programme, reflecting on successes, challenges and the developmental role of local government;
To discuss the centrality of integrated and spatially coherent development planning across sectors and spheres;
To discuss the importance of intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder relations in Disaster Risk Reduction with specific focus on building resilient communities; and
To provide an opportunity for the President to interact with leaders in national, provincial and local spheres of government, and with business, labour and other stakeholders.