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THURSDAY, 14 JULY 2022

MORNING SESSION

Programme Director: Cllr Flora Maboa-Boltman, SALGA Deputy President

SESSION 1: OPENING SESSION

08H00 – 08H30

Arrival and Registration

 

08H30 – 08H40

Official Opening Ceremony  

Opening Prayers

Rendition of National Anthem

Programme Director

08H40 - 08H50

Host Mayor's Welcome Remarks

Cllr Thanduxolo Khalipha: Executive Mayor, Matjhabeng Local Municipality

08H50 – 09H10

Welcome and Opening Address

The SALGA President provides a background, gives a rationale for the Council of Speakers and details emerging issues confronting/affecting Speakers and Local Government at large.

Cllr B C Stofile: SALGA President

09H10 - 09H30

Keynote Address

The Role of Speakers to enhance good governance and sustainability

Hon Thembisile Nkadimeng: Deputy Minister of COGTA

 

SESSION 2: FACILITATED PANEL DEBATE

ASSESSING THE TRANSITIONAL PROGRESS POST THE 2021 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

09H30 – 11H00

Panel Debate: "Progress made by municipalities on the Transition post the Local Government Elections"

  1. Establishment of Section 79 & 80 Committees;
  2. Development and adoption of Terms of Reference for all Committees;
  3. Appointment of Chairpersons of Committees;
  4. Establishment of Ward Committees;
  5. Review of Standing Rules and Orders, Delegations of Authority and Staff Organogram;
  6. Institutional Arrangements for Public Participation: Structure, Accountabilities and Political Interface;
  7. Public Participation and Communications;
  8. Troika functionality;
  9. Contracts of Senior Managers.

Facilitator:  

Panelists:

Hon Mxolisi Dukwana, MEC for COGTA, Free State

Cllr Sinah Langa, Speaker of Modimolle-Mookgophong LM

Cllr Thabane Nyawose, Speaker of eThekwini Metro

Cllr Raymond Dhlamini, Speaker Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

 

11H00 - 11H30

TEA

 

SESSION 3: FACILITATED PANEL DEBATE

MANAGING COUNCIL BUSINESS THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF THE STANDING RULES AND ORDERS OF COUNCIL

11H30 – 13H00

Panel Debate: "Managing Council Business through the application of the Standing Rules and Orders of Council"

 

  1. Status of the Standing Rules and Orders as adopted by the previous Council;
  2. Impact of the Amendments to the Structures Act (2021) on the functioning of Council;
  3. Impact of proposed Regulations of the Code of Conduct for Councillors on the Standing Rules and Orders;
  4. Recent court cases creating precedence;
  5. Managing Order and Enforcement of Discipline in the Council;
  6. Administering the Code of Conduct;
  7. Programming of Council Business.

Facilitator:  

Panelists:

Hon Thembisile Nkadimeng: Deputy Minister of COGTA

 

Cllr Humphrey Maxegwana, Speaker of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Cllr Stella Mondlane, Speaker of Matlosana LM

Cllr Donavan Joubert, Speaker of Cape Winelands DM and Chairperson of SALGA WC

 

 

13h00 - 13h45

LUNCH

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

Programme Director: Cllr Xanthea Limberg, SALGA Deputy

SESSION 4: FACILITATED PANEL DEBATE

THE ROLE OF SPEAKERS IN SECTION 139 INTERVENTIONS AND SECTION 106 INVESTIGATIONS

13h45 – 15h15

Panel Debate: "Unpacking the role of Speakers in Section 139 and Section 106 Investigations"

 

  1. Experiences on Management of Section 139 Interventions from previous term of office;
  2. Pronouncements in the dissolution of Tshwane Council Court Case on the role and expectations of Speakers;
  3. Reporting arrangements and holding the Administrator accountable;
  4. Processing of Section 100 Investigation reports.

Facilitator:  

Panelists

Former Speaker of City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Cllr Stefani Lockman-Naidoo, Speaker of Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

Cllr Nomamfengu Siyo-Sokutu, King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality

Cllr Noel Constable, Speaker of Beaufort West LM

15H15 - 15h30

TEA BREAK

                SESSION 5: FACILITATED PANEL DEBATE

MANAGING COALITION GOVERNMENTS TO ENHANCE MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY

15h30 - 17h00

Panel Debate: "The dynamics of managing Council business in a Coalition government arrangement"

  1. Unpacking the SALGA Framework for Coalition Governments;
  2. Possibilities and opportunities to strengthen and/or stabilise coalition governed municipalities;
  3. Threats of coalitions governments;
  4. Role of Speaker in coalitions;
  5. Complementary role of the Speaker and Chief Whip in a coalition governed municipality.

Facilitator:  

Panelists

Dullah Omar Institute

Cllr. Vasco Da Gama, Speaker Joburg Metro

Cllr. Laughton Hoffman, Speaker of Dr Beyer Naude LM 

Cllr Stanley Peterson, Speaker of Z F Mgcawu DM

 

17h00

CLOSURE

NETWORKING COCKTAIL FUNCTION: Hosted by Matjhabeng Local Municipality

17H00 – 20H00

 

 

   

 

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