SALGA voices concern over the looming shortage of burial sites in Metropolitan Municipalities - 2015-01-13 14:20:00
South Africa’s major metropolitan municipalities are grappling with the insistent issue of shortage of burial sites.
Currently most municipalities have less than 50% of cemeteries that still have the capacity to accommodate more in-ground burials.
Apart from this high demand for in-ground burial that has caused this, an alarming research shows that other cemeteries are located on unsuitable landscapes.
SALGA as the voice of local government is concerned about the absence ...
Municipal Officials empowered with e-government skills - 2014-11-18 21:46:00
Following the Auditor General’s concern on local government’s ICT inefficiency and lack of ICT security as key impediments to sound municipal financial management and service delivery, SALGA KwaZulu Natal developed an intervention to remedy the situation by taking 25 municipal officials for an e-governance course.
The course was facilitated through a partnership between SALGA KZN, Durban University of Technology (DUT), the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) and the ...
SALGA National Women's Commission calls for concerted efforts in promoting women agenda - 2014-11-12 12:44:00
SALGA National Women Commissioner, Councillor Sindiswa Gomba has called for more concerted efforts in ensuring that women play significant roles in all the three spheres of government.
Commissioner Gomba said the National Women Commission is calling for a renewed political will, action and commitment by the national, provincial and local government, in addressing the issues of women representation.
“There must be a concerted effort for increased women representation in ...
SALGA Women's Commission holds a four-day National Executive Lekgotla in Mpumalanga - 2014-11-10 12:21:00
The SALGA Women Commission (SWC) held a four-day National Executive Lekgotla from the 10th till the 13th November in White River, Mpumalanga Province.
The SWC Lekgotla theme was “Celebrating 60 Years of the Women’s Charter and 20 Years of Democracy: Moving Women’s Agenda in Local Government Forward”.
Key to the SWC Lekgotla discussions was the audit of women representation and participation in local government ahead of 2016 electi...
SALGA and ESKOM sign partnership agreement - 2014-10-31 00:12:00
SALGA and ESKOM has formalised a partnership through an active partnering agreement to ensure a cooperative and collaborative working relationship.
On Thursday, 30 October 2014, SALGA and ESKOM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Pretoria. The partnering agreement marks a significant milestone in SALGA's efforts to address service delivery challenges experienced by some municipalities, such as billing problems, the scourge of cable theft, bulk municipal...
SALGA is committed to assisting municipalities improve service delivery - 2014-10-30 23:56:00
The SALGA National Executive Committee (NEC) has committed to confront Local Government Challenges Head On.
This commitment was made during a two-day Lekgotla on 29-30 October in Pretoria were SALGA NEC members debated policy imperatives and actions needed for Local Government to improve service delivery and to more broadly achieve the objectives of the National Developmental Plan.
The NEC's discussions brought together the strategic ou...
SALGA's National Executive Committee holds a two-day Lekgotla - 2014-10-29 10:56:00
SALGA’s top leadership held its two-day National Executive Committee Lekgotla on 29-30 October in Kameeldrift East, Pretoria North.
The aim of the Lekgotla was to consider policy imperatives necessary for local government to achieve better developmental outcomes and implement the National Development Plan: Vision 2030 (NDP).
The other aim of the Lekgotla was to consider the strategic outcomes of the Provincial Members Assem...
SALGA voices concern on the impact of e-Tolling on Municipalities and Communities - 2014-10-24 09:39:00
SALGA has joined the general public in voicing its concern on the impact the e-Tolling will have on municipalities and communities in the Gauteng province.
The Chairperson of SALGA Gauteng and the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Councillor Parks Tau made a representation to the e-Toll review panel on Thursday, 23 October at the Gauteng SALGA offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Councillor Tau told the review panel that the e-Tolling ...
SALGA and Proudly South African officially join forces to boast local economy - 2014-10-10 16:58:00
SALGA and Proudly South African have officially joined forces to drive a campaign to promote national pride, social cohesion and local procurement at municipal level countrywide.
On Thursday 9 October, the two organisations sealed their partnership by officially signing a co-operation and teaming agreement in Pretoria.
Through the agreement, SALGA and Proudly SA aim to, among others, promote municipalities as proudly South African destinations; pro...
Gauteng Metropolitan Municipalities face a crisis of shortage of land fill sites - 2014-10-09 12:17:00
Gauteng metropolitan municipalities (Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane) are seeking ways to solve waste management challenges they are facing.
Currently, South Africa generates approximately 59 million tons of general waste of which 90% is disposed of through landfilling.
There is a growing need to optimally utilise existing landfills as they are running out of space at a very fast rate, especially in metropolitan municipalities.