Media Statements

Deputy Minister Parks Tau to Deliver a Keynote Address at the Local Government SDGs Symposium

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Parks Tau, will deliver a Keynote Address at the Local Government SDGs Symposium.

The symposium aims to highlight the critical role of local governments in contextually translating and aligning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with their planning and development processes, as well as foster a whole-of-society approach and endorse the SDGs as an enabling framework that can effectively be aligned with the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), National Development Plan (NDP) and municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs).

The Symposium will bring together all levels of government and stakeholders who will all reflect on the role of local governments and South Africa’s progress in the localisation of the SDGs and ensuring that we “Leave No One Behind.” It will offer a space for reflection, knowledge sharing and collaboration around the SDGs in South Africa.

The Deputy Minister will also officiate the launch of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) and ICLEI Africa which strives for urban transformation and resilient cities, support functional and developmental local government and facilitate the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2063 and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).

Media attention is drawn to the following and invited to attend and cover Deputy Minister as follows:

– Date: 25th July 2019
– Time: 08:00
– Venue: eThekwini, Durban ICC

Enquiries:
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