Programme - Draft

09:00-09:30

Arrival, Welcome tea / coffee and registration

9:30-9:40

Welcoming Address: Dullah Omar Institute / University of Western Cape

09:40-10:10

Opening Remarks : Xolile George (SALGA CEO)

10:10-10:30

Key note Address: TBA

10:30-11:00

Tea Break

DAY 1, 28 MARCH, BREAKAWAY VENUE 1

Theme: Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Growth and Spatial transformation

TBA

11:00-10:20

What does SA Law and policy say about the global pursuit of safe, sustainable, resilient and Inclusive Cities

Prof Anel du Plessis
North West University

11:20-11:40

Spatial Corridor Model – structuring economic spaces in SA

Andre Brand
Statssa

11:40-12:00

Livelihoods Post-apartheid spatial inequality: Case studies form Ivory Park, Johannesburg of Enforced Informalisation of Micro Enterprises 

Dr Andrew Charman
Livelihoods

12:00-12:20

Measuring spatial transformation in South African cities

Claus Rabe
PDG

12:20-12:50

Discussion

 

12:50-13:40

Lunch

 

Theme: Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Growth and Spatial Transformation

TBA

13:40-14:00

Incremental planning towards effective land use management in informal areas

Mfundo Dube & Zotha Zondo

14:00-14:20

BLC 2 showcases the value of Design LED approach   

Lisa Parkes
Craft Design Institute 

14:20-14:40

Addressing the shortcoming in the national building regulations to strengthen the role of local government in traditional areas

Mags Iyer
Umhlatuze Municipality

14:40-15:10

Discussion

 

15:10-15:40

Tea Break

 

Theme: Financial Sustainability of Local Government

TBA

15:40-16:00

In search of municipal financial sustainability: Identifying the source of the growing funding gap in SA cities and potential mechanisms to close it

Lerato Shai
PDG

16:00-16:20

Housing Delivery through PPP Model: A case of Cornubia Housing Programme in Ethekwini Municipality

Ndwakhulu Tshishonga
UKZN

16:20-16:50

Discussion

 

16:50-17:00

Closing Remarks

 

 

DAY 1, 28 MARCH, BREAKAWAY VENUE 2

Theme: Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Growth and Spatial Transformation

TBA

11:00-10:20

Positioning Integrated Development Plans at the Centre of the Cooperative Governance System

Dr Dikgang &J Mahabir
University of Jhb

11:20-11:40

Indicating Cohesion: What can local government measure to inform Social Cohesion Sensitivity

Tara Polzer Ngwato
Social Surveys SA

11:40-12:00

The real Baakens: A chronicle of the world bank partnership for growth intervention in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa

A Adams, A Bucher, C Felix, T Mabongo, D Mccarthy, G Taylor

12:00-12:20

The Private Sector and Urban Governance in South Africa: the engagement Nexus

Adaorah Iloanya
CMRA

12:20-12:50

Discussion

 

12:50-13:40

Lunch Break

 

Theme: Financial Sustainability of Local Government

 TBA

13:40-14:00

Sustainable Municipal Finance and spatial transformation: understanding the relationship between space costs and municipal finance

Nick Graham
PDG

14:00-14:20

Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing a district collection agency in South Africa

Dr Dikgang &J  Mahabir
University of Jhb

14:20-14:40

The state of anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures in South African Municipalities

Kevin Fosters
PDG

14:40-15:10

Discussion

 

15:10-15:40

Tea Break

Theme: Financial Sustainability of Local Government

TBA

15:40-16:00

An investigation of the Eastern Cape Provincial municipalities’ compliance to the financial management oversight prescripts, with particular reference to the functioning of MPACs.

Dr N Myataza
EC Provincial Legislature

16:00-16:20

Strategic Leadership, Good Governance and Financial Sustainability in Local Government

Peter Goss
Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo

16:20-16:50

Discussion

 

16:50-17:00

Closing Remarks

 

6:30 – till late 
Cocktail  / Networking Dinner

DAY TWO – 29 MARCH 2018, BREAKAWAY VENUE 1


09:00-09:30

Registration, Tea/Coffee

 

Theme: Financial Sustainability of Local Government

TBA

09:30-09:50

The rendering of security in terms of Section 145 of the Labour Relations Act (66 of 1995 Amended) and consequences thereof on financially constrained local authorities

ASJ Karsten
Emfuleni Municipality

09:50-10:10

Closing the Gap: A review of public sector R&D investment in South Africa (2005-2015)

Malaza, Zulu, Parker, Vlotman & Clayford

10:10-10:30

Strengthening oversight and accountability for effective, accountable and transparent leadership practices

Christopher Bowa
Wits Graduate School of Governance

10:30-11:00

Discussion

 

11:00-11:30

Tea Break

 

 

Theme: Good Governance and Resilient Municipalities

TBA

11:30-11:50

The costs of Community Protests on public infrastructure, the case of South African local government

Dlulisa, Mahlobo & Matsie
SALGA

11:50-12:10

The role of SALGA in transforming local government into a Learning Organisation

Ndwakhulu Tshishonga
UKZN

12:10-12:30

Developing a Social Progress Index for South African Municipalities

Helen North and Anneline Creighton

12:30-13:00

Discussion

 

13:00-13:40

Lunch break

 

 

Plenary Session

 

Theme: Good Governance and Resilient Municipalities

TBA

13:40-14:00

Modernising governance systems and processes through the use of digital technology and exploration of new models of interface with communities

Bev Russell
Social Surveys SA

14:00-14:20

Community Radio and Municipal Governance – exploring new models of interface with target communities

Thabiso Muswede
University of Limpopo

14:20-14:40

Integrating People and Tech: Evidence-based Community-Municipal Planning through Digital Data Collection & Data Representation Systems

Bev Russell
Social Surveys SA

14:40-15:10

Discussion

TBA

15:10-15:20

Key issues from the conference and the book project

Prof Jaap de Visser
University of Western Cape

15:20-15:30

Closing Remarks

TBA

DAY TWO – 29 MARCH 2018, BREAK AWAY VENUE 2


09:00-09:30

Registration, Tea/Coffee

 

Theme: Good Governance and Resilient Municipalities

TBA

09:30-09:50

The nexus between a career and a job: Middle Manager narratives on the professionalization of local government

Prof T Chinyamurindi
Fort Hare University

09:50-10:10

Service delivery back to basics: What should happen after the ribbon is cut? 

Kevin Wall
University of Pretoria

10:10-10:30

Strengthening oversight and accountability for effective, accountable and transparent leadership practices – the separation of powers challenge in Polokwane Municipality

Lehlogonolo Masoga
Polokwane Municipality

10:30-11:00

Discussion

 

11:00-11:30

Tea Break

 

Theme: Good Governance and Resilient Municipalities

TBA

11:30-11:50

Legal Pluralism and Effective Governance: The Power Struggle in Local Government

Adv. Kagiso Maphalle
High Court of SA

11:50-12:10

Municipal Institute of Learning: Towards professionalising and enhancing municipal capacities and competencies

Ndwakhulu Tshishonga
UKZN

12:10-12:30

Migrating offline to online to ensure better service delivery in South African Local Government: The implementation of e- government and e-governance at the local government level.

Adv. Isaac Mokgopo
Limpopo University

12:30-13:00

Discussion

 

13:15-14:00

Lunch

 

Plenary session

Theme: Good Governance and Resilient Municipalities

 

13:40-14:00

 

 

14:00-14:20

 

 

14:20-14:40

 

 

14:40-15:10

Discussion

 

15:10-15:20

Key issues from the conference and the book project

Prof Jaap de Visser

15:20-15:30

Closing Remarks

TBA

 

 

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