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Day 1: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SESSION 1: OPENING & WELCOME
09H00 – 11H15

07h00 – 09h00 Arrival and Registration  
09h00 – 09h15 Opening Facilitator, Thembisa Marele
09h15 – 09h30 Overview and welcome Fawzia Peer, eThekwini
Deputy Mayor
09H30 – 09H45 Outcomes and recommendations of
previous communicators forums and its
broader implications
Lance Joel, SALGA Executive
Manager
09H45 – 10H00 Strategic Communication Approach of
Municipalities
Legadima Leso, CoGTA,
Ministerial Spokesperson
10H00 – 10H30 Keynote address Ayanda Dlodlo, Minister of
Communications
10H30 – 10H45 Presentation on Provincial
Communicators Forums
Ndlelantle Pinyana, GCIS EC
Provincial Director
10H45 – 11H15 TEA BREAK
11H15 – 12H00 Creating a successful municipal brand Thebe Ikalafeng

SESSION 2: SERVICE DELIVERY WITHIN THE CONTXT OF GOOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

12H30 – 13H00 AGSA to discuss and unpack the 2015-16 MFMA audit outcomes for communicators to better understand it and communicate it. Vanuja Maharaj, AGSA Corporate Executive

SALGA – Responding to the Municipal Audit Outcomes and programmes in place

Simphiwe Dzengwa, SALGA Executive Director, Municipal Finance

  Outcome: recommendations on what needs to be done and interventions to improve the sector. Celia Mamabolo, Stats SA
13H00 – 14H00 LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN MEDIA LANDSCAPE AND HOW TO IMPROVE MEDIA COVERAGE
14H00 – 16H00

14H30 – 16H30

Overview: Both municipalities and local media have an important role to play in communicating with the public. By having an open communication policy, municipalities can address the negative perceptions of the public and keep them informed about service delivery progress and delays, plans and priorities and opportunities for public input. At the same time, the media has a critical role to play in ensuring a healthy democracy by informing citizens, holding politicians and public servants accountable by acting as an independent body and providing a ‘space’ where citizens can participate in discussions and deliberate over public issues.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela,
Former Editor Sowetan
and Station Manager
Power FM


Nhlanhla Mtshali,
National Community
Radio Forum

Portia Kobue, Kaya FM
News Editor

 

Outcome: A deeper understanding of the South African media landscape and how to improve communication. Dumisane Lubisi, Deputy
Editor City Press
16H30 – 17H00 Wrap up and Recap of Day 1  
17H00 – 21H00 NETWORKING COCKTAIL FUNCTION

DAY 2, WEDNESDAY, 26 JULY 2017

09H00 – 09H15 Opening and Welcome Facilitator
09H15 – 09H45 Profiling of Local Government – Changing the Narrative Buhle Ngwenya, SALGA Marketing Manager
09H45 – 10H15 Best Practices - District Communication Forum Zee Nqala, Acting Director Ilembe District Municipality

Session 4: Breakaway Sessions On Communication And Best Practices
09h45 – 11h15

THEME 1: Managing the reputation of municipalities and communicating in a crisis
Facilitated by Legadima Leso, CoGTA

THEME 2: Communicating municipal progress in politically charged environment
Facilitated by Portia Kobue

THEME 3: Crunching the numbers- Communicating the financial position of your Municipality
Facilitated by Lennox Mabaso, CoGTA

11H15 – 11H45 TEA BREAK
11H30 – 12H45 Feedback from Breakaway Sessions All
12H30 – 13H00 Wrap Up and Closure Facilitator
13H00 – 14H00 LUNCH AND DEPARTURE

 

 
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