NWU to host dialogue on service delivery and violent protests in North West

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 09/10/2020 - 14:10

NWU to host dialogue on service delivery and violent protests in North West

The North-West University (NWU) will be hosting an online dialogue on service delivery and violent protests in the North West province on 11 September 2020.

The event will be broadcasted via the NWU Facebook page as well as the NWU YouTube channel at 15:00.

Participants in this dialogue will include NWU academics in the field of Public Administration, representatives from the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management in the North West province, as well as the Office of the Premier.

Prof Mello David Mbati, Dr Salphinah Vuloyimuni Ubisi and Dr Lusanda B Juta will represent the NWU. The director in the Office of the Premier, Dr Maletse Kiddo Mako, will be in attendance, and the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management will be represented by chief director Ms Nikiwe Julia Num. Major General Gopolang Patrick Asaneng, deputy provincial commissioner for policing in the North West province, will also attend.

According to Connie Legodi-Bogatsu from NWU Stakeholder Relations, the main objective of this dialogue is to create a platform for discourse to improve service delivery in the public sector.

“The purpose of the event is to understand the reasons why communities sometimes resolve to extreme actions during protests, and try and find creative solutions to deal with service delivery challenges,” she adds.

“NWU academics are encouraged to bring their expertise to the table and to make a make difference in our surrounding communities. Provincial and local government and our communities will without a doubt benefit from this dialogue."