IN A move to boost skills at the Makana Municipality in Grahamstown, 20 officials have been sent on a one-year course in operations management in local government at the Rhodes University Business School.
The venture between the municipality and the university was entered into in 2001 between then Rhodes vice- chancellor Dr David Woods and municipal manager Dr Pravine Naidoo.
Naidoo said: "It is now time that both Makana and Rhodes work closely with each other in order to build on the goodwill that exists between us, as well as significantly enhance our relationship by embarking on joint programmes for the betterment ... of our Makana community ..."
Rhodes Business School director Professor Owen Skae said: "We are really delighted that the municipal officials have shown such great interest in getting this programme off the ground." – Mkhululi Ndamase