SALGA calls for more women empowerment and gender equality at local government level - 2015-10-05 05:05:00
SALGA Deputy Chairperson Councillor Flora Maboa-Boltman says SALGA through its Community Development National Working Group, will continue improving the lives of women in South Africa and in the African continent.
Councillor Maboa-Boltman says women continue to be marginalised and discriminated against in terms of economic opportunities, the labour market as well as access to land, credit and finance.
She said a life of abuse, discrimination and violation of human rights rem...
Women from all walks of life convene for a three-day SALGA Women's Commission Lekgotla - 2015-09-30 13:48:00
About 400 women from all walks of life convened for the 2015 SALGA Women’s Commission (SWC) Lekgotla held at Sibaya Hotel and Conference Centre in Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
The three-day Lekgotla started on Tuesday, 29 September and came to an end on Thursday, 1 October 2015. It was convened under the Theme “Women in Local Government united in moving South Africa forward - Towards 2016 and beyond”.
One of the main objectives of this Lekgotla was to revive th...
Struggle Veteran Dr Brigalia Bam urges women to continue to fight for their space in local government - 2015-09-30 13:41:00
Former Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Dr Brigalia Bam has encouraged women to continue to fight for their space and recognition in the local, provincial and national space.
Dr Bam who is also the African Union panel of the Wise said the challenges of women are more than their achievements. She said the fight for gender equity should not only be left to the ruling party but should be embraced by all political parties
“We have drifted away from ...
SALGA welcomes the National Energy Regulator's decision to reject Eskom's 25% tariff increase - 2015-09-07 16:57:00
SALGA welcomes the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) decision rejecting Eskom’s selection re-opener application for a 25% increase.
NERSA announced at its meeting held today, 29 June 2015, that it has decided not to grant Eskom’s application for the Selective Re-opener of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) application for its Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs) and the Short-Term Power Purchase Programmes (STPPPs) and the impact of the increase in...
SALGA Congratulates the City of eThekwini on winning the Bid to Host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 - 2015-09-03 10:15:00
SALGA congratulates the City of eThekwini on winning the bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
On Wednesday, 02 September, Durban was officially announced to be the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. It will be the first time that the Commonwealth Games are hosted on the African continent and Durban will be the most popular city in 2022. This is an achievement for the City of eThekwini and South Africa as a whole.
South Africa has marked anothe...
2013 SALGA WOMEN'S COMMISSION LEKGOTLA - 2013-10-22 10:13:00
The SALGA Women’s Commission (SWC) gathered in Tshwane on 26 September for the annual Lekgotla under the theme “A Centenary of working together towards sustainable women empowerment and gender equality”
The SALGA Women’s Commission is established to coordinate, promote and advocate for gender appropriate strategies and practices within member municipalities and thereby participate in gender based regional and continental programmes.
One of t...
SALGA has a significant role to play - 2013-09-26 16:20:00
SALGA has a significant role to play in profiling local government in the international arena and as such the organisation interacts with sister organisations both within in the continent and abroad. On the 16 September, 2013 SALGA hosted a delegation from the Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (APLA) led by its Chairperson, Advocate Ghassan Walid Al-Shaka’a, who is also the Mayor of Nablus City. The delegation included Ms Vera Baboun, Mayor of Bethlehem and Mr Adbel...
Auditor General lauds SALGA on running a clean administration - 2013-08-22 17:54:00
SALGA received an award from the Auditor General, Terence Nombembe for outstanding performance and for receiving a clean audit.The trophy was awarded to SALGA during the 2nd Annual Local Government (LG) Week held in the Old National Assembly in Parliament on the 7th of August 2013.
This award not only calls for a celebration, but also serves as a reminder that the organisation has to sustain the hard work invested to maintain the clean audit outcome. Delegates from the floor also...
SALGA Exploring Potential Damages Claims Related To Cartel Overcharges - 2013-07-30 12:25:00
The Competitions Commission conducted investigations in the product market of construction and infrastructure sector, and as part of their assessment of the apparent scale of uncompetitive prices saw a number of corporate leniency applications from construction companies. This led to the commissions conclusion that bid rigging was widespread in the sector.
Following the commission’s announcement that it had concluded settlements with the construction companies, the affected munic...
SALGA Kwa-Zulu Natal Launches The Provincial Chapter Of The SALGA Women's Commission - 2013-06-20 11:40:00
SALGA as the representative body for local government is mandated with ensuring the full participation of women in local government. The SALGA Women’s Commission was officially launched at a National level in November 2010 derived from the establishment of the continental initiative, the UCLGA Women’s Commission which in the main is mandated to strengthen gender equality with the African local government space focusing on promoting the following objectives: