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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.    ...
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality wins top award for green credentials - 2014-09-19 21:07:00 The City of Cape Town has been named the best municipality when it comes to social upliftment while looking after the environment.    The City was honoured during the prestigious 2014 Eco-Logic Awards, which were held at the Cradle of Humankind at Maropeng in Gauteng on Wednesday, 17 September.   The Eco-Logic Awards are sponsored by South Africa’s leading short-term insurance group, Santam. They were launched in 2011 and are aimed at ide...
President Zuma calls for municipalities to Put People first - 2014-09-19 16:27:00 President Jacob Zuma has called on all South African municipalities to take more decisive actions to involve communities and community organisations in the matters of local government.   He was speaking during the Presidential Local Government Summit 2014, which was held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, on Thursday, 18 September 2014.   President Zuma says the ‘going back to the basics call’ directed to local government “mea...
SALGA takes part in The New Age Breakfast Briefing on SABC Morning live - 2014-09-09 23:21:00 SALGA took part in The New Age Breakfast Briefing on Friday 5 September during the last day of its 8th National Municipal Managers Forum (NMMF).   The two day forum was held at Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Mpumalanga, under the theme “The Road to 2016: Strengthening Local Government”.    The forum came at a crucial time when municipalities, across the country, are still reflecting on the recent Auditor General’s 2012/2013 MFMA Audit Ou...
SALGA holds the 8th National Municipal Managers Forum in Mpumalanga - 2014-09-04 09:28:00 SALGA held its 8th National Municipal Managers Forum (NMMF) at Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Mpumalanga, under the theme “The Road to 2016: Strengthening Local Government”.    The two-day forum was held from the 4th to the 5th September and came at a crucial time when municipalities, across the country, are still reflecting on the recent Auditor General’s 2012/2013 MFMA Audit Outcomes.   The forum also came at a time when local governme...
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