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How a Councillor should lead during the COVID-19 crisis

Posted: 06 April 2020

During this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that Councillors continue with the provision of essential services to communities. Councillors, also have an important role in ensuring wide-spread of the correct and validated...

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Local Government’s Role in Combatting COVID-19

Posted: 30 March 2020

SALGA is encouraged to note that municipalities are adhering to the range of directives issued by the Minister of COGTA in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and we call on Executive Mayors and Mayors, working closely with...

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SALGA presents to the Select Committee on COGTA on the City of Tshwane Intervention

Posted: 20 March 2020

SALGA as the representative and sole voice of local government, advanced its position to the Select Committee to see that the objects of the sphere are fulfilled. SALGA highlighted that when dissolving a municipality....

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3rd Annual Local Government Labour Law Seminar Postponed

Posted: 17 March 2020

The decision follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address where amongst others, gatherings of more than hundred (100) people are prohibited due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The seminar was to gather more than three hundred (300) confirmed delegates. ....

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SALGA National Communicator’s Forum Postponed

Posted: 16 March 2020

Following the Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, SALGA has made the decision to postpone the National Communicators Forum planned for the 24 – 25 March 2020 until further notice....

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SALGA Northern Cape Roundtable Discussion on Public Participation

Posted: 16 March 2020

On 10 March 2020, the SALGA Northern Cape held a Roundtable Discussion to review the Guidelines on ‘Enhancing Public Participation to Ensure the Involvement of Communities and Community Organisations in municipal matters,’ which is...

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Mpumalanga Municipal Governance and Finance Indaba

Posted: 11 March 2020

The Indaba aimed to tackle issues of the National Development Plan (NDP), to ensure that local government starts moving towards implementing the NDP and realising the ideals of a capable and developmental state....

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SALGA in Botswana for the BALA Congress in Gaborone

Posted: 10 March 2020

SALGA and BALA have long standing strategic relations and both organisations are active members of organized local government under the banner of the UCLGA Southern Africa and the continent at large.....

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SALGA NEC Lekgotla assess the State of Local Government in Limpopo

Posted: 05 March 2020

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) NEC is having its three-day (04 – 06 March 2020) Lekgotla to reflect and direct strategic decision-making regarding local government matters to inform the SALGA business plan at the Fusion Hotel.....

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SALGA Northern Cape Provincial Members Assembly reflects on key municipal issues

Posted: 01 March 2020

On 26 February 2020, the SALGA Northern Cape held its annual Provincial Members Assembly (PMA) to reflect on measures that improve good governance, oversight, accountability and consequence management....

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