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SALGA on course to revitalise financial stability and revenue management in Gauteng Municipalities - 2015-05-22 13:34:00 Member Municipalities of SALGA Gauteng Province have committed themselves to work with all Provincial and National Government Departments and Parastatals in order to settle all outstanding Government Debt owed to Municipalities in the Province. This ground-breaking commitment was adopted at the Provincial Executive Committee’s Lekgotla held on the 14th and 15th of May 2015. The reduction of Government debt will be managed and coordinated through an intergovernmental Debt Mana...
eThekwini Municipality named Municipality of the Year during African Utility Week Industry Awards - 2015-05-15 16:05:00 Local government was the winner during the African Utility Week and Clean Water conference, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 12-14 May. eThekwini Municipality was named "Municipality of the Year" during a glamorous gala dinner which was attended by more than 5000 power and water professionals from over 80 African utilities. The municipality was recognised and rewarded for its Communal Ablution Blocks (CABs) and achieving an effective te...
SALGA saddened by the passing of former Mayor Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati - 2015-05-12 10:59:00 SALGA is saddened by the passing of former Mayor Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati (14 Sept 1925 – 12 May 2015) ‘Let’s remember Mme Mompati as a crop of leadership that established Local Government as we Celebrates 15 years of Democratic Local Government’ The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is deeply saddened by the passing of former Mayor Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, struggle icon, former Member of Parliament and the Ambassador of our great nation...
SALGA commit to accelerate economic transformation imperatives at the local government level - 2015-05-07 12:02:00 SALGA has committed itself to accelerate economic transformation imperatives at the local government level. On Tuesday 05 May, SALGA was accorded the opportunity to present a speech on “Freedom Day” during a Joint Sitting Debate titled “Consolidation of our Freedom through accelerating Radical Economic Transformation” SALGA’s Parliamentary Representative Garin Cavanagh said there has been major capital investment towards economic transformation in Sout...
Local Government goes for round two Salary and Wage Negotiations - 2015-04-23 11:33:00 The South African Local Government Association (SALGA), acting on behalf of 278 Municipalities countrywide has made progress at the second round of salary and wage negotiations for the sector. The second round of negotiations took place against a background of recent set-backs for local government such as the withholding of the equitable share which is relied upon by municipalities for the provision of basic services to communities. This is in addition to existing challenges confrontin...
SALGA Respond to ESKOM's intention to interrupt Bulk Electricity Supply to top 20 Defaulting Municipalities - 2015-04-11 12:43:00 ESKOM issued a statement earlier today on their intention to interrupt bulk electricity supply to 20 defaulting municipalities from across the country owing the electricity supplier an amount of R3.68 billion. This deliberate interruption of electricity supply has major impacts, not only for the municipalities concerned but also for the economy, essential services such as hospitals, clinics, schools, businesses and communities, including those who have paid their utility bills. The rip...
Local Government has an important role to play in promoting tourism in South Africa - 2015-04-01 13:11:00 SALGA took part in a Local Government Tourism Conference recently held at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng. The conference was held under the theme “Tourism: A Catalyst for Local Economic Growth, Job Creation and Transformation”. SALGA Chairperson Councillor Thabo Manyoni delivered a speech on the Role of Local Government in promoting and transforming Local Tourism. Councillor Manyoni said all development takes place in municipal spaces and as such greater collaborati...
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 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...
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