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SALGA and GIZ support municipalities in assessing biogas potential in waste water treatment - 2014-09-01 00:51:00 In responding to the universal quest to curtail dependency on fossil fuels and promote renewable energies, SALGA and GIZ, a German Cooperation Agency, are supporting municipalities in assessing their biogas potential from the sludge in their waste water treatment plants in order to generate electricity and thus reduce their electricity bills.   South Africa has opted to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and promote renewable energies with the target of 17.8 GW (gigawat...
SALGA Women Commission to donate baby blankets to Children Hospital - 2014-08-26 12:42:00 The Western Cape SALGA Women’s Commission (SWC) recently held its inaugural provincial lekgotla in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, themed “Women of Strength”.   During the lekgotla, the commission took the opportunity to showcase the achievements that are possible when women use the sometimes limited resources at their disposal.    In addition, the commissioners who converged had committed to collecting baby blankets to ...
SALGA calls for more efforts in ensuring gender transformation in local government - 2014-08-26 09:43:00 Although South Africa has made significant legislative reforms and developed policies and programmes based on the Constitution of the Republic and its Bill of Rights which seeks to promote and protect women’s rights, a lot needs to be done to further transform women in the local government space.    SALGA’s Parliamentary Representative in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Councillor Nkele Ntingane, told members of parliament during a Joint Sitt...
SALGA unveils Municipal Audit Support Programme to assist municipalities improve their audit outcomes - 2014-08-04 21:33:00 In response to the recent announcement of the 2012/13 municipal audit outcomes by the Auditor General Kimi Makwetu, SALGA unveiled its Municipal Audit Support Programme (MASP), aimed at assisting municipalities improve their audit outcomes.    The support programme was launched on the 31st of July, in Newtown, central Johannesburg.    Speaking during the launch, SALGA Deputy Chairperson, Councillor Mpho Nawa, said SALGA welcomes the 2012/13 Municipal Aud...
SALGA launches Local Government Energy Efficiency Strategy for municipalities - 2014-07-29 10:09:00 In an attempt to promote energy efficiency in municipalities, SALGA launched the Local Government Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy on the 25th of July in Pretoria.    The strategy is a joint initiative by SALGA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), aimed at developing capacity in municipalities in the fields of energy and renewable energy.   Telly Chauke, SALGA’s specialist in Environment and Climate Change said ener...
SALGA and NDA visit children centre during "Nelson Mandela Day" - 2014-07-21 07:18:00 On Friday, 18 July, SALGA in partnership with the National Development Agency (NDA, joined the international community in commemorating “Nelson Mandela Day” by visiting Ebenhezer Early Childhood Development Centre in Refilwe township in Cullinan, North East of Pretoria.   Staff members from both organisations left their cosy offices and devoted their 67 Minutes by decorating art paintings, maintaining infrastructure, setting a garden as well as cleaning the...
Review of Municipal infrastructure grants to aid municipalities in service delivery - 2014-07-14 16:25:00 South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in partnership with stakeholders is driving a campaign to assist municipalities speed up the rollout of municipal infrastructure to their communities.   The National Treasury in collaboration with SALGA, departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) are currently driving a campaign to review local government infr...
SALGA's movers and shakers to assume their new responsibilities - 2014-07-10 22:13:00   Following the fifth general elections held in May, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) congratulates former councillors who will now assume their new responsibilities in the National Assembly (NA) and in the National Councill of Provinces (NCOP). SALGA also congratulates those who moved up the ranks to serve in the provincial and national governments.    Those who will serve in the National Assembly (NA)   1. Mr Amos Masondo, for...
CoGTA Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses SALGA NEC - 2014-07-04 14:46:00 The newly appointed minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Pravin Gordhan for the first time addressed the South African Local Government Association (SALGA)’s National Executive Committee (NEC), during their meeting at OR Tambo in Ekurhuleni.   Minister Gordhan said while South Africa was celebrating 20 years of freedom and democracy and 14 years of local government, there is headway in dismantling the legacies left by the previous apartheid...
Senior Manager's Induction Programme Programme Launch - 2014-06-11 11:27:00 SALGA launched the inaugural Senior Management Induction Programme (SMIP) on 10th June 2014, a training programme aimed at building the capacity of senior managers in municipalities. SALGA in line with its mandate to build capacity in municipalities has developed this programme to bolster performance in municipalities as institutional organs of service delivery.    The overall objective of the programme is to assimilate municipal senior managers into their roles as heads ...
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