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His worship, the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Councillor Xola Pakati will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address (SOCA) on Thursday, 02 July 2020. 
Under the theme: “Building socio-economic resilience, A City hard at work”, the Executive Mayor will outline on municipal plans and report on progress made on the delivery of services.
In his address, Cllr Pakati will also unpack the budget that will be utilised in the 2020/2021 financial year and make major announcements on the Municipality’s mega game changing infrastructure projects.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of the City will be delivered virtually. The City’s approach to the pandemic has been focused on protection and mitigation as a result a Buffalo City Command Centre and a Joint Operational Centre was set up to work closely with national and provincial counterparts. The focus has been on enforcing the lock-down, saving lives through scaling up testing and tracing, protecting livelihoods through drawing down the business and employee relief made available by government, educating our citizens on social distancing etiquette, and readying the health system for the inevitable surge in cases.
Members of the media who wish to receive the speech, which will be embargoed, must indicate.
The address will be streamed live on Mpuma Kapa (Bay TV) DSTV Channel 260, Dispatch LIVE, KNR Media, on community radio stations: Mdantsane FM, Kumkani FM and Link FM (DSTV 875) and on the City’s social media platforms.
For interviews and media queries contact the Executive Mayor’s spokesperson Luzuko Buku on 083 254 8463. 

Issued by BCMM Communications
A City hard at work.

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Date Posted: 2020-07-03