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EVENTS - 2011

Public Participation Programme, 20 May 2011


Since Cabinet’s decision in October 2000 to introduce public participation (izimbizo) as a method of interactive governance and unmediated communication, the platform has enabled government to better understand people’s needs and how these needs can best be met. In essence, the Public Participation Programme is a unique form of participatory democracy.

 This interactive programme promotes people’s direct access to and interaction with the President, ministers, premiers, MECs, mayors and local councilors. It is an important platform for mobilising all sectors of society to partner with government to speed up change and accelerate service delivery.

Public participation events therefore provide an opportunity for political leaders in all three spheres to intensify interactive communication around the Programme of Action (PoA) and other government activities.