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Deputy Minister Nkadimeng Participates in the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Looking Into the Role of Local Government Post-Covid-19 Socio-Economic Recovery

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms Thembisile Nkadimeng, will deliver a keynote address at the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Regional Conference.

The two and half days’ hybrid Regional Conference will be hosted by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), in partnership with the Department of Cooperative Governance in South Africa (DCoG) and the South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA), on 3 – 6 May 2022. The Deputy Minister will be joined by executives from the CLGF and SALGA.

The regional conference will be hosted under the theme: “The role of local government in the post-COVID 19 socio-economic recovery” The conference will deliberate on the importance of multi-level coordination especially the need for closer coordination and collaboration between local governments and other spheres of government, among local governments themselves, and the private sector communities.

In line with the District Development Model (DDM) principles adopted by the South African government in 2019, improved collaboration and coordination mitigates the risk of fragmented crisis response—further, the importance of cooperation across municipalities and regions minimises disjointed responses and competition for resources. Additionally, cross border cooperation has also been highlighted as key in fighting the pandemic and other developmental issues.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: 4 – 6 May 2022
Time: 8:30
Venue: Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa

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