We sustain three civic twinning agreements with:
Toyota City, Aichi Province in Japan
A formal twinning agreement was signed on 16 November 1998. Find out more about our link with Toyota City.
Yangpu, Shanghai in China
A formal twinning agreement was signed in May 2007. Find out more about our link with Yangpu District.
Mamelodi in South Africa
A friendship link was formed in 2005. Find out more about our link with Mamelodi.
Aims and benefits of international links
The aims and benefits of international links include:
- to increase tourism and economic development opportunities
- to exchange experience and best practice in terms of strategy, policy and development
- to promote cultural exchange, broaden minds and enrich the lives of citizens
- enhancement of youth activities, educational projects and exchanges: to equip youngsters for life in a global society and to give them a work ethic to fit into the global economy
- to promote tolerance and understanding whilst creating friendships by increasing global awareness
- to improve language skills
- to form long-lasting friendships around the world
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