SALGA’s political leadership, the National Executive Committee (NEC) and Provincial Executive Committees (PEC’s), is elected into office during the National Conference and Provincial Conferences respectively. These conferences take place after every Local Government Election. The NEC and PEC’s are made up of senior councillors, mainly mayors, voted in by representatives from all municipalities at National Conference and Provincial Conferences.
SALGA has structured itself in such a manner that it is able to advise and support municipalities in the drive to deliver on services to communities. SALGA’s structure allows it to work with municipalities on the functional areas. SALGA’s National office is based in Pretoria with offices in each of the nine provinces. SALGA has eight directorates that operate effectively in their areas of expertise.