DA to host historic Local Government Summit to rescue KZN

Issued by DA Media –
27 Sep 2023 in News

On Friday, 29 September 2023, the DA in KwaZulu-Natal will host a historic Local Government Summit under the theme: Ensuring municipalities work for the betterment of citizens.

The summit will include the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis, the Chairperson of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in KZN and King Cetshwayo District Municipality Mayor, Thami Ntuli and the Mayor of uMngeni Municipality Chris Pappas who will deliver key-note addresses to the summit.

We can also announce the inclusion of uMhlathuze Mayor, Xolani Ngwezi to a panel discussion between the Deputy Mayor of uMngeni Municipality, Sandile Mnikathi and the Deputy Mayor of the uMhlathuze Municipality, Councillor Christo Botha on how they managed to turn around these municipalities into beacons of success in KZN.

In the spirit of co-operation and information sharing, the DA has also invited eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda and KZN MEC for CoGTA, Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi to attend the summit in the hope that they would be able to implement some of the insights that will be shared by our speakers.

Media accreditation for the summit will be required by 17:00 on 28 September 2023 through Nqobile Nhleko at caucussupport1@dakzn.org.za.

Interviews with various speakers can be pre-arranged as some will not be present the entire day.

Live broadcasts of the summit will be permitted. Please refer to the programme for speaking times.

Details of the summit:

Date: 29 September 2023

Time: 10H00

Address: Greyville Convention Centre – Classic Room. Entrance through 150 Avondale Road.

Members of the media are invited there will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.