The inaugural Governance Summer School (GSS) took place between 24-28 March 2008. The GSS, which brought about 150 senior municipal and provincial government leaders from the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape for a week-long intensive programme of learning, reflection and facilitation, was a flagship project of the Western Cape Department for Local Government, hosted in partnership with its Eastern and Northern Cape counterparts. Isandla Institute was responsible for the conceptualisation, coordination and implementation of the GSS. While the event took place at the end of the 2008 financial year, the project spilled over into the 2009 financial year as a number of products and processes were completed in subsequent months. These include a report, a case study of leadership in Mnquma Municipality, an audio-visual record of the plenary presentations at the GSS and a 10-minute summary/promotional video of the event. For the event report click here.