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Invitation to GGLN event on Local Government White Paper Review Process

The GGLN invites all civil society organisations, local governance researchers and the media to the above mentioned event, which will take place on 15th and 16th October in Johannesburg.

The Department of Provincial and Local Government (the dplg) recently launched a policy process to review the current White Paper on Local Government. Civil society, along with a range of other stakeholders, has been invited to contribute to the policy process by making submissions. For this purpose, a background document, with a series of questions for discussion, has been circulated by the dplg.  

The GGLN is currently drafting a submission as its input to the review process. This event will serve as a forum for the GGLN members, along with other civil society stakeholders, to discuss and debate various key issues and policy positions with regard to local governance in South Africa. The outcomes of the discussions will be fed into the GGLN’s submission and will also be used to provide input towards finalising and refining the GGLN’s State of Local Governance Report for 2007. 

Various speakers will be invited to share their perspectives on different aspects of local governance in the country. 

The programme for the event will be circulated closer to the time. The event will be held at the Protea Hotel Parktonian, 120 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

To participate in this event, please contact Ms Ivy Pillay on 011 442 2666 or email ivy@cps.org.za for a registration form.  Registration closes on Friday 5th October 2007. For any enquiries about the event, please contact Terence Smith on 021 418 4173 or terence@fcr.org.za.

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