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SALGA welcomes the National Energy Regulator's decision to reject Eskom's 25% tariff increase - 2015-06-29 16:57:00 SALGA welcomes the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) decision rejecting Eskom’s selection re-opener application for a 25% increase. NERSA announced at its meeting held today, 29 June 2015, that it has decided not to grant Eskom’s application for the Selective Re-opener of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) application for its Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs) and the Short-Term Power Purchase Programmes (STPPPs) and the impact of the increase in...
SALGA and South African Sport and Olympics Committee to host National Conference - 2015-06-26 15:16:00 During SALGA National Members Assembly held in Midrand on 24 - 26 March 2015, SALGA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South African Sport and Olympics Committee (SASCOC) to promote social cohesion and human development in all municipalities through sport development. An Action Plan was subsequently developed to outline the joint programmes of the two institutions and included, amongst others, the hosting of the SASCOC / SALGA consultative session between municipalitie...
SALGA host first Professional Development Programme Conference for Municipal Economic Development Practitioners - 2015-06-25 11:51:00 SALGA Economic Development and Planning Directorate hosted the first Professional Development Programme (PDP) Conference at Birchwood, in Ekurhuleni on 25 to 26 June. The PDP conference saw Economic Development Practitioners from municipalities in North West, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape coming together to take part in the two-day exchange session. The practitioners also took part in the 2014/15 PDP and in other pilot phase held across the four provinces. Leticia ...
Successful Induction of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayoral Committee Undertaken by SALGA - 2015-06-22 11:21:00 On the 17th June, SALGA Municipal Institutional Development (MID) and Governance  and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Directorates working together with the support intervention team of CoGTA, undertook a successful induction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayoral Committee under the leadership of the newly installed Executive Mayor, Councillor Danny Jordaan. This comes a couple of days after the appointment of a new Mayoral Committee by the Nelson Mandela Bay ...
2015 marks the 39th anniversary of the 1976 June 16 Soweto youth uprisings. - 2015-06-17 23:10:00 On Tuesday June 16, South Africans engaged in the annual celebration of National Youth Day under the theme "Youth Moving South Africa Forward."  Celebrating National Youth Day is an opportunity for South Africans to reflect on the progress that has been made in recent decades. It was on this day in 1976 that Black youth within the Soweto Township came together to protest against the apartheid-run education system, which segregated students on the basis of ethnicity. ...
SALGA convenes a Local Government Roundtable on Community Libraries - 2015-06-11 16:08:00 Libraries are a provincial competency as stipulated in Schedule 5 Part A of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa. However, the constitution allows for municipalities to render library services provided there is a service level agreement between a provincial department and a municipality. Recently, SALGA convened a Local Government Roundtable on Community Libraries at National Office. Municipalities, National Department of Arts and Culture as well as Gauteng’s Provinci...
SALGA urges municipalities to continuously create a safe and secure environment for children - 2015-06-09 14:15:00 National Child Protection Week (CPW) is commemorated in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005.  Child Protection Week was commemorated from 31 May to 7 June 2015 under the theme: “Working Together to Protect Children”.  Recognising that for children to develop and reach their full potential, a safe family environment is important, the campaign aims to mobilise all sectors of society ...
Municipal Managers convene for SALGA's 9th National Municipal Managers Forum in Kimberley - 2015-06-05 12:46:00 SALGA convened its 9th National Municipal Managers Forum (NMMF) with Frances Baard District and Sol Plaatje Local Municipalities in Kimberly, Northern Cape on 4 -5 June 2015.    The NMM forum which was held at the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre provided an opportunity for Local Government and Municipal Managers from the 278 municipalities to engage robustly in getting to appreciate not just the progress made but also the challenges that still remain. The forum t...
SALGA welcomes positive trends in municipal audit outcomes - 2015-06-04 09:20:00 As South Africa approaches 15 years of developmental Local Government this year, SALGA welcomes the release of the 2013/2014 MFMA Audit Outcomes by the Auditor General which reflects improvements in all categories of audit opinions. It is further pleasing that the outcomes over a 3 year timeframe reflects a positive trend which needs to be maintained. The almost doubling of the auditees who received unqualified opinion with no other matters or “clean audit opinions” fro...
SALGA and Road Accident Fund partner to Save Lives and Improve Government Services - 2015-06-01 13:39:00 SALGA and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) on Friday, 29 May 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to give birth to a new alliance, enhancing collaboration on road safety and helping to expand the RAF’s footprint through established SALGA platforms and networks. SALGA CEO, Mr. Xolile George, and his counterpart, Road Accident CEO, Dr. Eugene Watson, both signed the Memorandum of Understanding at the SALGA Office in Pretoria. SALGA and RAF are both public entities as ...
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