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The constitution enjoins the three spheres of government to recognise their distinct mandates with due appreciation of their interdependencies and interrelatedness. The summit, therefore, aims to strengthen and support the local government as per section 154 of our constitution. In terms of the act, the national government and provincial governments are obligated to support and strengthen municipalities to manage their own affairs and perform their functions.

Our State of Local Government Report, amongst other matters, confirms the underlying root causes of the less ideal Municipality and the shortcomings of Cooperative Governance that manifest at the coalface of government – in municipalities where communities experience government.

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Summit Focus Points


No, attendance is by invitation only. However, you can watch the #LGSummit22 via YouTube and Facebook livestream.

Yes, the event will be streamed via NationalCoGTA YouTube and Facebook pages.

Invited and registered guests may contact the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre via 011 897 0000 to make their own reservations.

You can use the interactive map at the bottom of the page to get directions to the venue.

All presentations will be made publicly available to participants after the Summit and will be located under the Presentations tab of this page.

Minister Dlamini Zuma on the 2022 Local Government Summit

The 2022 Local Government Summit serves as a coalescent platform to hone good practices for replication and an opportunity to find sustainable solutions to challenges facing local government and cooperative governance by extension.