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International and Governance Relations

The unit is responsible for developing, promoting and implementing all the international, national and local citizenship relationships to ensure maximum value and effectiveness, including a positive international profile of the eThekwini Municipality, in a sustainable and coordinated manner.

 

 

 
  • The primary purpose of the intergovernmental relations unit is to position the eThekwini Municipality enhance intergovernmental relations by mobilizing resources and strategic partnerships more.
    The department ensures that all events and protocol services within the municipality are organised efficiently and promote goodwill between councillors, officials and citizens. more.
    The IGR Unit has also established an Africa desk and has agreed to coordinate the UN-Habitats NEPAD cities programme. more.
    The role of the international and donor relations unit is to manage and coordinate all sister city partnerships, international donor relations and other strategic international relations. more.

 

Contact Us:

  • The Head of the unit is Mr. Eric Apelgren and his contact details are: Address City Hall basement, Dr. Pixey Ka Seme Street, E-mail: Eric.Apelgren@durban.gov.za, (031) 311 2124, cell 0643068695

  • International and Donor Relations please contact: The Acting Senior Manager, Mrs. Thabile Mngomezulu, E-mail: Thabile.Mngomezulu@durban.gov.za, (031) 311 2044.

  • Protocol, International and national events and reception support Services please contact: The Senior Manager, Mr. Sharm Maharaj, E-mail: Sharm.Maharaj@durban.gov.za, (031) 311 2055.

  • Intergovernmental Relations (Strategic Partnerships and External Relations - Provincial and National Government) please contact: The Senior Manager, Mrs Theo Scott, E-mail: Theo.Scott@durban.gov.za, (031) 311 2050.

  • Africa/NEPAD Desk please contact: The Programme Manager, Ms Bongiwe Mkhize, Address 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue (formerly known as Victoria Embankment), Rennies House 12 Floor, E-mail: Bongiwe.Mkhize2@durban.gov.za, (031) 311 2067.

  • Intergovernmental Relations (Strategic Partnerships and External Relations - Organised Local government and Chapter 9 Institutions). Please contact The Senior Manager, Address 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue (formerly known as Victoria Embankment), Rennies House 12 Floor Mr. Msizi Zulu email: Msizi.Zulu1@durban.gov.za, 031 311 4257, 031 311 2066

  • Intergovernmental Relations (Synergistic Strategic Partnerships – Parastatals and State-owned entities) – Please contact Ms. Hlengiwe Twala, Address 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue (formerly known as Victoria Embankment), Rennies House 12 Floor, email: Hlengiwe.Zondi@durban.gov.za (031) 322 6896, Fax (031) 311 2066.​

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