Joburg’s former mayor appointed President of United Cities Local Governments

PUBLISHED: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:13:34 GMT

Johannesburg’s former Mayor Parks Tau has been appointed President of the United Nations-linked world body United Cities Local Governments (UCLG).

UCLG, headquartered in Barcelona, represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of their size.

This appointment comes a week after he was named interim chairperson of the South African Local Government Association (Salga), replacing Thabo Manyoni.

CNBC Africa spoke to Tau ahead of his appointment as President of the body, watch the video below for more insights. 

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