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...
SALGA initiates credit control on debts owed to Mpumalanga municipalities - 2015-04-09 10:42:00
SALGA in Mpumalanga province held an extended Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting on Wednesday, 8 April at Ehlanzeni District Municipality.
Subsequent to the PEC meeting, a briefing on the withholding of the Equitable Share by National Treasury was held. The PEC meeting was attended by Executive Mayors, Speakers, Chief Whips, Municipal Managers and Chief Financial Officers from all twenty-one (21) municipalities within the Mpumalanga province.
The briefing comes after SA...
SALGA respond to National Treasury withholding equitable share allocations to municipalities - 2015-04-01 15:54:00
Yesterday National Treasury issued a press release announcing that it is withholding transfers of equitable share funding to 60 municipalities – this, despite a commitment given by National Treasury to SALGA’s National Members Assembly on 25 March 2015 that the withholding of the equitable share allocation would be “a measure of last resort”.
As organised local government, we acknowledge and appreciate the strategic role played by Eskom in the national economy,...
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...
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...