South Africa– President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to officially open the sixth South African Local Government Association (SALGA) National Conference today Wednesday, 2 March 2022.
The President is scheduled to deliver a virtual keynote address to the gathering, which takes place over three days at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, around 15h15 (SAST).
The conference will be held from 2 to 4 March 2022 under the theme “Consolidating the role of local government in rebuilding local communities to meet their social, economic and material needs”.
The event will be attended by delegates from municipalities, national and provincial government, academic institutions, partners and stakeholders within the local government sector, as well as business.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, the conference will be held on a Hybrid Model, with only three (3) delegates per municipality attending physically at the venue and all other councillors and municipal officials participating virtually, the presidency said in a statement released on Tuesday.
SALGA is an autonomous association of all 257 South African local governments with one national office and nine provincial offices.
The President’s address will be broadcast live on the White House’s social media platforms as well as SALGA’s.