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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...
SALGA and GIZ support municipalities in assessing biogas potential in waste water treatment - 2014-09-01 00:51:00 In responding to the universal quest to curtail dependency on fossil fuels and promote renewable energies, SALGA and GIZ, a German Cooperation Agency, are supporting municipalities in assessing their biogas potential from the sludge in their waste water treatment plants in order to generate electricity and thus reduce their electricity bills.   South Africa has opted to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and promote renewable energies with the target of 17.8 GW (gigawat...
SALGA Women Commission to donate baby blankets to Children Hospital - 2014-08-26 12:42:00 The Western Cape SALGA Women’s recently held its inaugural provincial lekgotla in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.   themed "Women of Strength." The commission took the opportunity to showcase the achievements that are possible when women use the sometimes limited resources at their disposal.    In addition, the commissioners who converged had committed to collecting baby blankets to be donated to the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Associ...
SALGA calls for more efforts in ensuring gender transformation in local government - 2014-08-26 09:43:00 Although South Africa has made significant legislative reforms and developed policies and programmes based on the Constitution of the Republic and its Bill of Rights which seeks to promote and protect women’s rights, a lot needs to be done to further transform women in the local government space.    SALGA’s Parliamentary Representative in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Councillor Nkele Ntingane, told members of parliament during a Joint Sitt...
SALGA unveils Municipal Audit Support Programme to assist municipalities improve their audit outcomes - 2014-08-04 21:33:00 In response to the recent announcement of the 2012/13 municipal audit outcomes by the Auditor General Kimi Makwetu, SALGA unveiled its Municipal Audit Support Programme (MASP), aimed at assisting municipalities improve their audit outcomes.    The support programme was launched on the 31st of July, in Newtown, central Johannesburg.    Speaking during the launch, SALGA Deputy Chairperson, Councillor Mpho Nawa, said SALGA welcomes the 2012/13 Municipal Aud...
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