FOCUS “The central theme for this year is to celebrate these great leaders and keep their legacies alive by making an individual and collective contribution towards the attainment of a South Africa where everyone has equal opportunities for self-determination. As Leeto la Polokwane we note and acknowledge the cooperation and support of the people we serve. Such partnerships and dedication to a better South Africa continue to ensure that the project remains on course for Go-Live. These achievements are also a testament to the hard work and dedication that the City has tackled this project with,” she says.
Interaction with taxi and bus owners Since inception of the project in 2012, the municipality has ensured proper and active stakeholder engagement. The taxi and bus industry is among the key stakeholders which fully participate in and benefit from the total value chain and wealth creation of the transportation industry.
“An MOU has been signed between the municipality and the four Taxi Associations involved in Phase 1A of the project. Working with the University of Limpopo’s Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership (TGSL), we have ongoing training sessions to equip the owner members on the Taxi Industry Capacitation Programme with modern business and operational skills in order to create the space and capacity to ensure a successful integrated transport system for our city and value-add for the entire industry,” Executive Mayor Nkadimeng says. Last year, the TGSL programme successfully offered professional business development training to approximately 100 taxi owners across Flora Park-Pietersburg, Moletjie, Seshego-Polokwane and Westernburg Taxi Associations in Polokwane. Participants received a Professional Certificate in Business Management Skills for the Public Transport Sector upon completion. The programme comprises four modules, namely: Introduction to General Management; SA Companies Act and Corporate Governance; Communication, Problem-solving and Negotiation Skills; and Introduction to Public Transport Management. “We have also seen the signing-off of the Great North Transport (GNT) Market Survey Results in December 2017, as an important milestone which presents the
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