Municipal officials gather at Margate

2011-02-04 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Local Government Management (ILGM) began hosting a two-day conference at the Margate Hotel yesterday.

The conference ends today and is expected to attract between 150 and 200 delegates from various municipalities.

According to the provincial secretary of the ILGM KZN Chapter, Thembeka Chibane, the target audience for this special conference will be the decision makers in the municipalities, and this includes municipal managers, heads of corporate services, chief financial officers, technical managers and other senior officials in the departments.

“Mayors, deputy mayors, speakers and portfolio committee chairpersons who are committed to ongoing self-development, life-long learning and continuous improvement at their respective municipalities have also been invited to attend this conference,” said Chibane.

The theme of the conference is “Defining a Growth Path of the Institute for Local Government Management for the KwaZulu-Natal Chapter”.

Yesterday’s proceedings saw a keynote address delivered by the KZN chairperson of the ILGM who is also the Kokstad local municipality manager, Mxolisi Nkosi, after the official opening address by the Mayor of Ugu District Municipality, Sithembiso Cele.

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