SALGA launches seminars to inspire leadership in municipalities, 12 Jul

SALGA launches seminars to inspire leadership in municipalities

Over 100 municipal leaders to graduate from Wits

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) will convene the inaugural Local Links Leadership Conversations Lecture Series Seminar on Thursday, 12 July 2018, at the WITS School of Governance (WSG) under the theme Honouring the Legacy of Nelson Mandela Through Inspiring Thought Leadership in Local Government Sphere. Post the seminar, approximately 105 municipal leaders who have undergone an extensive LGSETA funded programme, the Leadership in Municipal Governance Programme (LMG) in partnership with WSG, will be certificated in a graduation ceremony.

Former South African Public Protector Adv. Thulisile (Thuli) Nomkhosi Madonsela will deliver the keynote address.

Panellists for the seminar:

Councillor Parks Tau: SALGA President and United Cited and Local Government

Hon. Dr Zweli Mkhize: Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Reverend Frank Chikane: Chairperson of the Kagiso Trust

Sello Hatang: CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation,

Associate Professor, Professor William Gumede: WSG,

Dr Robin Moore: Gauteng City Region Observatory, Executive Director;, Tsakani Ratsela: Deputy Auditor General

Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa: Moral Regeneration Movement, Chairperson, steered by the lead panellists

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: 12 July 2018

Time: 08:00 -13:00 (Seminar)

Time: 14:00 16:00 (Graduation Ceremony)

Venue: WITS School of Governance, Donald Gordon Building-Auditorium

The Local Links Leadership Conversations is one of SALGA Centre for Leadership and Governance intervention programmes. As a continuous development programme, it is anchored on an approach of delivering seminar styled/lecture series driven leadership conversations, based on specific leadership conversations themes which reflect the everyday complexities faced by local leaders in the local governance sphere with the aim of inspiring good leadership.

As part of its strategic agenda, SALGA continuously formulates and implements a range of municipal leadership focused interventions aimed at enhancing the capacity of municipalities to adequately respond to the challenges they face in local government.

In 2017, SALGA in partnership with WSG initiated LMG, targeting the municipal leadership echelon. The LMG is a unique professional training and development programme for municipal leaders structured as a formalised certificated programme and created in response to the inherent needs of the local government, political and administrative leaders, with executive and oversight responsibilities in the development of their localities.

Source: Government of South Africa