The Chicago Council of Global Affairs hosted a Forum on Global Cities from 7 -9 June 2017 in Chicago. As part of this prestigious event, Consul Political Tshepiso Matlala attended the Private Mayoral Round-Table in which the Chicago Consular Corps and the Mayors from 16 mega cities around the world participated. This exclusive event was held on June 7, 2017 at the Prudential Plaza in Chicago. Mayor Patricia DeLille of Cape Town. South Africa was among the leaders present. The discussions focused on the problems and solutions for climate change, urbanization and financing of cities among other issues.