The Impumelelo Stellenbosch Academy for Social Innovation recently held master classes in public service excellence in Gauteng.
Project presenters in water, sanitation, recycling and waste management from various municipalities, including e’Thekwini and the Drakenstein Municipalities, were brought together to do presentations to a key group of public managers from Gauteng municipalities and the region.
This was done in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, which was represented by Dr Holger Dix, who said municipalities face many challenges, so it is positive to share best practice stories. Climate change is also important and municipalities should work together to ensure cleaner, greener municipal areas, thus becoming “green municipalities”.
The Drakenstein Meulwater Treatment Works project was among those featured as examples of municipally-led green projects, each presenter having received an Impumelelo Innovations Award, proving themselves at the global forefront of solving difficult public works problems