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SALGA launches Local Government Energy Efficiency Strategy for municipalities - 2014-07-29 10:09:00 In an attempt to promote energy efficiency in municipalities, SALGA launched the Local Government Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy on the 25th of July in Pretoria.    The strategy is a joint initiative by SALGA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), aimed at developing capacity in municipalities in the fields of energy and renewable energy.   Telly Chauke, SALGA’s specialist in Environment and Climate Change said ener...
SALGA and NDA visit children centre during "Nelson Mandela Day" - 2014-07-21 07:18:00 On Friday, 18 July, SALGA in partnership with the National Development Agency (NDA, joined the international community in commemorating “Nelson Mandela Day” by visiting Ebenhezer Early Childhood Development Centre in Refilwe township in Cullinan, North East of Pretoria.   Staff members from both organisations left their cosy offices and devoted their 67 Minutes by decorating art paintings, maintaining infrastructure, setting a garden as well as cleaning the...
Review of Municipal infrastructure grants to aid municipalities in service delivery - 2014-07-14 16:25:00 South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in partnership with stakeholders is driving a campaign to assist municipalities speed up the rollout of municipal infrastructure to their communities.   The National Treasury in collaboration with SALGA, departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) are currently driving a campaign to review local government infr...
SALGA's movers and shakers to assume their new responsibilities - 2014-07-10 22:13:00   Following the fifth general elections held in May, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) congratulates former councillors who will now assume their new responsibilities in the National Assembly (NA) and in the National Councill of Provinces (NCOP). SALGA also congratulates those who moved up the ranks to serve in the provincial and national governments.    Those who will serve in the National Assembly (NA)   1. Mr Amos Masondo, for...
CoGTA Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses SALGA NEC - 2014-07-04 14:46:00 The newly appointed minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Pravin Gordhan for the first time addressed the South African Local Government Association (SALGA)’s National Executive Committee (NEC), during their meeting at OR Tambo in Ekurhuleni.   Minister Gordhan said while South Africa was celebrating 20 years of freedom and democracy and 14 years of local government, there is headway in dismantling the legacies left by the previous apartheid...
Senior Manager's Induction Programme Programme Launch - 2014-06-11 11:27:00 SALGA launched the inaugural Senior Management Induction Programme (SMIP) on 10th June 2014, a training programme aimed at building the capacity of senior managers in municipalities. SALGA in line with its mandate to build capacity in municipalities has developed this programme to bolster performance in municipalities as institutional organs of service delivery.    The overall objective of the programme is to assimilate municipal senior managers into their roles as heads ...
eThekwini scoops 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award as the most progressive utility in Africa - 2014-05-29 21:21:00 The eThekwini municipality has raised the African flag high after it was named the winner of the “2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award”, for the most progressive water utility in Africa. On Wednesday 28 May,2014  in Dakar and Stockholm, the Durban municipality’s Water & Sanitation unit, was lauded for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services.    The Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA) was establis...
SALGA delivers a paper on developmental local governance at the Contonou Colloquium in Benin - 2014-05-28 00:29:00 SALGA CEO Xolile George delivered a paper on developmental local governance in Benin at a Colloquium on Decentralisation in Africa. This Colloquium is organised as a result of GIZ’s support programme on the decentralisation process in Africa in partnership with the government of Benin with the support of AMCOD and UCLGA. The objective of the Contonou Colloquium is to produce strategic responses to current and future challenges of decentralisation and local governance within the c...
SALGA welcomes the appointment of Minister Pravin Gordhan to CoGTA - 2014-05-27 22:41:00 The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) congratulates and welcomes the appointment of Mr Pravin Gordhan as the new Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.Gordhan, succeeds Lechesa Tsenoli who has moved onto become Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly in Parliament.   Minister Gordhan is the former Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service as well as the former Chair of the World Customs Organization. He brings a wealth of knowledge...
Infrastructure maintenance an imperative for municipalities - 2014-05-26 13:55:00 While South Africa is facing significant challenges with regard to the expanding economic infrastructure and promoting access for all, the greatest challenge currently facing municipalities is that of maintenance. Sibulele Dyodo, Roads and Transport Specialist in the Municipal Infrastructure Services Directorate at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), says while over the past 20 years South Africa had addressed infrastructure upgrade backlogs and added new infrastruc...
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