A warm welcome to all our IAP2 Southern Africa members, friends of IAP2, and other interested stakeholders and groups across the African Continent. It is indeed a privilege to be part of this growing family of IAP2 and to have the opportunity to engage with you on this platform.
IAP2SA is committed to a year of more interactive engagements aimed at sharing valuable and relevant information. Our objective is to enhance the daily activities and the profession of public participation practitioners, the image of IAP2SA and more so; to ensure that you are kept up-to-date on informative information within the public participation / stakeholder engagement field.
We hope to achieve our objective through the use of various social mediums including, but not limited to, dedicated webinar sessions, IAP2SA Whatsapp group, Facebook and Twitter updates, through our face-to-face Board and Annual General Meetings, upcoming training and events that we will be hosting during the year.
We cannot achieve this alone and thus urge you to take part in this exciting, yet transforming, journey with us.
Delegates at the International Association for Public Participation Southern Africa (IAP2) were unanimous in their comments that the government, business and civic society have an obligation to close the trust deficit between communities and the government.
The hybrid conference was convened under the theme “Journey in time.” It was held in Bryanston on Friday, 18 March 2022, with other delegates connecting online from different parts of the world and country.
The City of Joburg Speaker of Council Cllr Vasco Da Gama said legislation compels local government to call for public participation for crucial decisions.
From left to right: Mike Makwela, IAP2SA Vice Chairperson; City of Johannesburg Speaker of Council, Councillor Vasco da Gama; and David Morema, IAP2SA Chairperson