Polokwane Executive Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng was elected as National President of the South African Local Government Association (Salga) during a special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Pretoria last Thursday.
“We are proud as a province that she is one of our own. Our municipalities are facing some of the greatest challenges ever, and Nkadimeng’s leadership collective comes in handy. Her advice to the sixth administration will be welcome at any given time. The whole of South Africa now looks up to her leadership and we can only lend support and send accolades to the leadership collective,” Premier’s Spokesperson Kenny Mathiva quoted Mathabatha to have said.
Communications and Marketing Manager of the muncipality, Matshidiso Mothapo said that prior to being elected as the new President, Nkadimeng was elected Salga Deputy President in 2018 where she represented the country’s municipalities in various parts of the world.
“Her election comes at a critical time when local government is experiencing difficult challenges and the municipality is confident that she has the right experience and leadership capacity to carry out and accomplish the demanding mandate that has been put on her shoulders and her leadership collective at the country’s behest. Polokwane Municipality is proud of our Executive Mayor’s achievements in the national and international footprint on local government and wishes her the best in her new national role. Polokwane is destined to benefit immensely from her national and international leadership and experience on local government,” Mothapo concluded.
Story & photo: BARRY VILJOEN