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Freedom actualised at local government in the last 15 years - 2016-04-25 22:31:00 As South Africa commemorates Freedom Day on Wednesday, 27 April 2016, the country’s first democratic post-Apartheid elections which were held in 1994, SALGA calls for all South Africans to take this day to reflect and ponder on the freedom actualised at local government in the last 15 years.   The past two decades of freedom have registered its gains and losses and as the country moves closer towards the 2016 Municipal Elections, a greater effort is required to h...
In celebration of World Book Day, SALGA donates 100 books at JM Buthane Library in Mamelodi West - 2016-04-24 19:22:00 As part of this year’s celebration of World Book Day, on Friday, 22 April, SALGA Community Development Directorate donated 100 books to Reverend JM Buthane Library in Mamelodi West.   The books were collected from SALGA staff members and others were received as donations from the Ambassador of Chile and the Director of the Alliance Française of Pretoria. This initiative was a pilot project and Reverend JM Buthane Library was selected due to its proximity to ...
On 19-20 May, SALGA will host a Special National Members Assembly in Port Elizabeth - 2016-04-20 15:56:00 SALGA is to host a Special National Members Assembly (NMA) on the 19 and 20 May 2016 at the Boardwalk Centre, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.    The Special National Members Assembly will be held under the theme “Ushering in the 4th term of democratic and people centered local government: Our readiness to navigate the sector transition”.   In complying with SALGA’s Constitutional provisions, the Special National Members Assembly will consider ...
CoGTA Minister says communities across the country rely on their municipalities to provide them with access to basic services - 2016-04-19 15:23:00 CoGTA Minister Des Van Rooyen says communities across the country rely on their municipalities to provide them with access to basic services that will improve the quality of their lives.    Minister Van Rooyen says he wants to see more well-functioning municipalities across the country and he is confident that the second phase of the "Back to Basics" Strategy will help achieve this.   In September 2014, government announced that municipalities neede...
SALGA host Small Towns Conference aimed at tackling challenges hampering economic potential of small towns in SA - 2015-10-15 16:37:00 SALGA is today hosting a two-day Inaugural Small Towns Conference under the theme “Small Towns, New Futures” at the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre. Small towns play an important role in both local and regional economies despite their changes in productivity and demographics. Small towns provide access to government services (including health and education), trade, personal and financial services. Small towns remain a salient point of intervention for economic development. T...
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:   1. Equita...
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