City forms partnerships with stakeholders for innovation and skills development

Last Updated: March 28, 2024By

The City of Cape Town’s Urban Waste Management Directorate recently met with the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) and the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre (CCIEEC) with the aim to foster educational opportunities and skills development for staff, particularly EPWP workers.

Through this partnership, the Urban Waste Management Directorate will have access to resources and expertise provided by the LGSETA and CCIEEC. This includes training programs, workshops, and cultural initiatives that will benefit City officials, EPWP employees and the broader community through the Community Development Workers Programme (CDWP), which is a partnership with the Western Cape Government.

‘The LGSETA plays a crucial role in promoting skills development and education within the local government sector. By partnering with them, the City of Cape Town can enhance the capabilities of its workforce and ensure that employees are equipped with the necessary skills to excel in their roles. We have in the past worked with them to empower over 800 EPWP workers with NQF Level 2 Environmental Practice qualifications, which has helped them understand the importance of best practices when it comes to waste management,’ said Mayoral Committee for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.

The collaboration with the CCIEEC will open up opportunities for cultural exchange and international cooperation. This partnership will allow for the sharing of ideas, best practices, and cultural insights between Cape Town and China, fostering greater understanding and cooperation between the two regions.

‘Overall, this partnership represents a significant step towards promoting education, skills development and cultural exchange within the City of Cape Town. By working together with the LGSETA and CCIEEC, we are fostering skills development, thereby promoting diversity and strengthening connections on a global scale, as well as moving Cape Town towards a cleaner City,’ added Alderman Grant Twigg.


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