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The conference will catalogue experiences from different interactions in relation to local government. It will identify actions that can be taken forward by sub-national governments, civil society organizations, higher education institutions as key stakeholders. Based on these discussions, a set of concrete recommendations will be elaborated for the of promotion of ongoing interaction with the local government sector.
The objectives of the Conference are four-fold:
- Examine critically the state of local government in the South African local government context as defined by the NDP and explore any progress made since 1994;
- Identify the key challenges faced by municipalities presently and how they intend to address these challenges towards realizing the 2030 vision for South Africa as espoused by the NDP?
- Identify key considerations for promoting and embedding good governance in municipalities given the changing political context, taking cognisance of the vision 2030 detailed in the NDP;
- Explore the role of higher education institutions and NGOs in disseminating information and conducting research on the implementation of Vision 2030.