Commonwealth Local Government Forum

New staff for CLGF Southern Africa Office

10 February 2020

CLGF is always pleased to welcome a new member of staff to one of our regional offices throughout the Commonwealth.


The latest addition to our highly skilled complement is Ms Zimasa Vazi who joins CLGF's Southern Africa Office in Pretoria as Regional Programme Officer. Starting her new role in January 2020, Zimasa is primarily responsible for the planning, monitoring and dissemination of CLGF projects across Southern Africa.


Effective relationships


In addition, she will play a key role in the development and maintenance of effective relationships with implementing partners within local and central governments in the Southern Africa region. This includes promoting and publicising programmes and developing knowledge materials based on programme outcomes.


Zimasa comes to CLGF with around 10 years’ experience working in both the Provincial Government in South Africa within transport planning, and the South African Local Government Association working on economic development and town planning. She also has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning and an undergraduate degree Economic and Politics both from the University of Cape Town. 


Important skills and invaluable experience


Programme Manager for the region, Ms Nyasha Simbanegavi, said: "Zimasa brings important skills and invaluable experience to the Southern Africa regional office, increasing our capacity to support the important project work in Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe." 


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