Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis: City of Cape Town

Visionary City Leader Show #1. With Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, the Mayor of Cape Town. We discuss what is means to be a visionary city leader, his 1st 100 days in office, how he will define success over his 5 year term, the importance of partnerships in solving complex problems, future-proofing cape town, how the role of the mayor has changed in recent times, and much more.

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Listen or watch to understand:

  • Major highlights from his 1st 100 days in office and what het did not get too.
  • How he thinks about the Future.
  • How he managed the complexity of the transition from the national sphere of government to the municipal.
  • How important partnerships are in ending load shedding, getting rail to work and more.
  • The key characteristics of a visionary city leader.
  • How he will define success over the course of 5 years.
  • How the role of an executive mayor has changed especially since covid, and how he prioritises what is done first.
  • The City's resilience and future planing directorate and what it is trying to achieve.
  • What spatial transformation means to him as an individual, as a leader and what it implies to the city.
  • Tensions and compromises he anticipates (on spatial transformation) and how he will tackle them differently from his predecessors.
  • What his diary holds for the coming week.

About Geordin Gwyn Hill-Lewis

Geordin Gwyn Hill-Lewis (born 31 December 1986) is a South African politician who is the Mayor of Cape Town. A member of the Democratic Alliance, he was elected mayor in November 2021. Hill-Lewis attended Edgemead High School, obtained an Honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from UCT, and a Masters in Finance specialising in Economic Policy from London University. Hill-Lewis served in the National Assembly of South Africa for more than a decade from August 2011 until November 2021. He held multiple positions in the DA's Shadow Cabinet in the National Assembly. He served as the Shadow Deputy Minister of Public Service from August 2011 to February 2012, as the Shadow Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry from February 2012 to June 2014, as the Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry between June 2014 and June 2017, and as the Shadow Minister of Finance from June 2019 until he resigned to become mayor in November 2021.

About GPA Group
GPA Group was formulated in response to South Africa's need to serve its citizens ... not only to transform our country for the better, but to pay homage to the great leaders who fought for a better home for all South Africans. The GPA Group- through a uniquely formulated service offering - strives to continue the efforts of these leaders through the work that they do.

In achieving this, GPA Group is comprised of four constituent firms, with each firm driving a particular component along the public sector value chain. The four firms that constitute the Group are:

1. GPA Consulting and Training-a firm aimed at driving reform through transformative solutions, bolstered by a core training element to drive continuity and the much-needed transfer of skill.

2. GPA Project Management Services - a firm seeking to facilitate reform through the strengthening of service delivery.

3. GPA Supply Agency-a firm driving upliftment through developmental projects and skill development initiatives.

4. GPA Empowerment-a firm committed to empowering minority groups through developmental leverage and support opportunities.

These four firms form the GPA Group which collectively serve to represent the public sector value chain in its entirety.

It is the overarching commitment of the Group and the constituent firms is to align to the ambitions of the country and to drive the fulfilment of the vision for a transformed South Africa through a combined offering.

Contact GPA Group:
Tel: 021 205 7598
Email: info@gpaconsulting.co.za

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