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.
— SALGA (@SALGA_Gov) October 15, 2016
Parks Tau has been elected President of the United Cities and Local Governments beating the Mayor of Kazan by 103 Votes to 42
— Geoff Makhubo (@Geoff_Makhubo) October 15, 2016
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.