The Public Protector, Public Service Commission and all the mayors of Gauteng municipalities attend a petitions seminar organised by Gauteng Legislature

_: The Gauteng Legislature will hold a two day seminar to deliberate on petitions as a tool for service delivery in various municipalities. The seminar will also be attended by the office of the public protector as well as that of the Public Service Commissioner. Both these offices will contribute in a discussion that is aimed at enhancing service delivery with the province.

The media is invited to attend all sessions of this seminar. The seminar will be held as follows:

Venue: Birchwood Hotel
Starting time: 09h00
Date: 14 and 15 May 2013
Address Conner Loveday and Pritchard Streets in Johannesburg.

For more information please call:
Sithembele Tshwete, Media Officer
Tel: 011 498 5937
Cell: 072 479 9831

Programme for Petitions Seminar
Venue: Birchwood Conference Centre
Date: 14 and 15 May 2013

Programme for the Seminar
Programme Director: GPL Member

Day one
09h00 to 10h00 : Arrival and registration
10h00 to 10h05 : Opening Remarks and Welcoming
10h05 to 10h15 : Background and Purpose: Chairperson Lasindwa
10h15 to 11h00 : Guest Speaker (Public Service Commission)
11h00 to 11h15 : Tea Break
11h15 to 12h00 : Deputy Speaker
12h00 to 13h00 : Questions and Comments
13h00 to 14h00 : Lunch
14h00 to 14h30 : Human Right Commission Presentation
14h30 to 15h00 : Public Protector Presentation
15h00 to 15h30 : Discussions
15h30 to 16h00 : Presentation by Randfontein Local Municipality
16h00 to 16h30 : Presentation by Merafong Local Municipality

Day two
8h45 to 9h00 : Arrival and tea
9h00 to 9h05 : Welcome by the Programme Director
9h05 to 9h30 : Presentation on the petitions status of Ekurhuleni Municipality
09h30 to 10h00 : Presentation on the petitions status of City of Tshwane
10h00 to 10h30 : Presentation on the petitions status of City of Jo’burg
10h30 to 11h00 : Presentation by SALGA
11h00 to 11h15 : Tea Break
11h15 to 11h45 : Launch of the Sub Committee of petitions
12h15 to 12h45 : Discussions
12h45 to 13h00 : Way forward
13h00 to 13h05 : Closure