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Service - Leadership in Government - Issue 75

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S contents IN THIS ISSUE | SERVICE, ISSUE 75, JAN-FEB 2021 SERVE AND DELIVER A round-up of news, snippets and trends THE GLOBAL GREEN RECOVERY The pandemic is the first crisis of its kind with implications for the energy industry TRANSFORMING THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR Service magazine interviews Dr Phindile Masangane, CEO, Petroleum Agency South Africa 6 POST-COVID RECOVERY FOR AFRICAN CITIES The post-pandemic recovery offers opportunity for governments to advance an urban green agenda that will address spatial inequality and social cohesion 8 BUILDING BACK BETTER ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE The Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN) outlines their Covid-19 response programme 14 TOGETHER, GROWING SOUTH AFRICA FROM THE LAND UP The collaborative efforts of Amadlelo Agri have been leading transformation in the agricultural sector 16 IT INFRASTRUCTURE: THE PILLAR OF DIGITAL GOVERNMENT A map for municipalities about to embark on the journey to a digital government 18 GLOBAL CITIES: NEW PRIORITIES FOR A NEW WORLD The choices that cities make today will shape their trajectories for decades to come. Service offers practical advice on the action points that leaders should consider in our shared new unreal reality 20 PRIDE OF THE WORKERS Service magazine speaks to Leslie Ndawana, CEO, National Fund for Municipal Workers 22 26 32 2 | Service magazine

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