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SALGA and Auditor General holds Roundtable Discussion to reflect on the recent Local Government Audit Results. - 2015-09-04 14:34:00 The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) together with the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) and SALGA held a roundtable discussion on the local government audit results at the University of Johannesburg on Thursday, 3 September.    The roundtable discussion provided accountants, financial experts, auditors and opinion makers with a platform to reflect openly and robustly on the recent Local Government Audit Results. In July this year, the Auditor G...
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...
Local Government wage negotiations successfully conclude with no strike action - 2015-09-02 17:05:00 SALGA has successfully concluded the salary and wage negotiations with Trade Unions in the Local Government sector. Strike action and its destabilising effects have been averted. The agreement is a three year deal which will ensure labour peace, medium term budget certainty and stability in the sector, to the benefit of all residents of our country.    The salary and wages agreement will cover 270 000 employees in 278 municipalities. The agreement includes, for year one (...
Women's active participation in political decision making is key to gender equality - 2015-09-01 16:50:00 SALGA Women Commission in the Northern Cape has voiced its concern on the decline in the representation of women in local government.   SALGA Northern Cape convened their annual Women’s Lekgotla on the 01 - 02 September, at Hoffe Park Hall in Kimberley in Northern Cape.       This year’s Lekgotla was held in the form of a peer learning and knowledge sharing platform. The Lekgotla provided an opportunity for civil society, including gr...
SALGA gives a local government perspective during a visit to the National Council of Provinces - 2015-08-28 09:07:00 SALGA in partnership with the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) held a local government week from the 25th to the 27th of August, which was aimed at giving the local government sector an opportunity for national reflections on issues affecting the sector, in order to improve the lives of the South Africans through accelerated service delivery.   The three-day Local Government Week programme was held in the Old Assembly Chamber and was characterised by presentations and stim...
SALGA celebrating 15 years of democratic developmental local government through women leadership advancement - 2015-08-28 09:04:00 Influential women from all sectors assembled during the annual SALGA’s Women’s Commission (SWC) Lekgotla that took place recently at the Fish River Sun in Ngqushwa Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape.    This year's SWC Lekgotla was themed “Celebrating 15 years of democratic developmental local government through women leadership advancement" and was attended by all provincial chapters of the SWC, including other political and administrative ...
SALGA employees takes part in the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk Race Walk - 2015-07-27 16:42:00 SALGA employees took part in the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk Race Walk on Sunday 26 July at Emmarentia, Johannesburg. Government officials, political activists together with about 50,000 South Africans braved the cold Sunday weather in Johannesburg to ‘walk for a cause’. The participants walked for 15 kilometre from Emmarentia. This year's 702 Walk the Talk Race theme was ‘walk for a cause’.  
SALGA welcomes the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation’s oversight role on conditional grants allocated to municipalities for sport and recreation - 2015-07-24 14:54:00 On Friday 24 July 2015, The portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation concluded its week-long oversight visit to the Eastern Cape and Gauteng where it assessed the use of conditional grants allocated to the provinces and municipalities for sport and recreation. SALGA has been accompanying the committee during its visits, taking note of concerns raised and recommendations made. SALGA is pleased with the oversight role that the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation is playing in...
SALGA in Northern Cape donates soft toys and baby wrappers to babies at hospital - 2015-07-23 22:52:00 SALGA Northern Cape in partnership with BVI Consulting Engineers, donated soft toys and baby wrappers to babies in the antenatal and paediatric wards of the Harry Soertie Hospital in Upington during Nelson Mandela Day. Chairperson of SALGA Northern Cape, Councillor Willie Johnson gave a group of new mothers a brief lecture on the importance of child care and welfare for the future of this country. After the brief lecture Councillor Johnson together with staff members gave soft to...
SALGA Performs oversight at Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality - 2015-07-22 23:56:00 The NEC of SALGA convened an engagement with the political leadership of the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. The objective of the meeting was for the SALGA NEC to pledge its support to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro as a member of the association as the newly appointed leadership charts the municipality to stable waters. Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality is home to a population of  over 1.3 million people and is a major seaport  with the most ...
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