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SALGA Leadership meets new CoGTA Minister and Minister of Communications to consolidate gains of Local Government - 2016-02-11 10:36:00 On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, SALGA leadership, led by its Chairperson Cllr Thabo Manyoni met with the new Minister of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) David van Rooyen and Minister of Communication Faith Muthambi in Cape Town to discuss and consolidate gains made by local government in the more than 20 years of democracy in South Africa.   The meeting takes place at an opportune time when local government is expected to gear up for the 2016 municipal ...
Thuli Madonsela says local government elections will present an opportunity to public representatives to repent and start afresh - 2016-02-05 11:40:00 Public protector Thuli Madonsela says the upcoming local government elections present an opportunity to public representatives to repent and start afresh.   Advocate Madonsela, who was addressing delegates at a SA Local Government Association finance week summit in Gauteng yesterday, said residents' impatience was a result of unfulfilled promises.   "The municipal election is an opportunity to start afresh; it is a new lease of life. The elections present...
SALGA advise Finance Minister that deep budget cuts should not be extended to smaller Municipalities. - 2016-01-31 21:47:00 SALGA attended a Special Budget Forum meeting on Frday, 29 January 2016, the meeting was convened by the Minister of Finance, the Honourable Pravin Gordhan. The meeting discussed the dire state of the economy, widespread cuts in Government spending for the next financial year and cuts to the Equitable Share from Treasury given to Municipalities for the purpose of delivering subsidised basic services to poor households.  The SALGA delegation led by our Deputy Chairperson Cllr M...
Do not support fraud - 2016-01-27 12:48:00 Do  not support fraud
SALGA is concerned about Eskom’s application for RCA which may lead to electricity tariff increases - 2016-01-20 09:46:00 The South African National Energy Regulator (NERSA) is hosting public hearings on Eskom’s application for the evaluation and approval of the regulatory clearing account (RCA) balance for the financial year 2013/2014 for the third multi-year price determination (MYPD3). The public hearings, where SALGA is fully participating, are being rolled out nationally, having commenced on 18 January in Cape Town until 5 February 2016 in Johannesburg. The RCA process reconciles variances betw...
Governance and financial management of most municipalities have improved over the 15 years - 2016-01-19 09:27:00 Governance and financial management of most municipalities have improved. Towards the end of 2015, Msunduzi, Ugu, George and Knysna municipalities received clean audits. The majority of the countries municipalities have improved their financial and non-financial management systems, which has resulted in good but not yet best audit outcomes and many of our municipalities have contributed in building sustainable communities through mayoral bursary schemes and social security programmes. ...
SALGA acknowledges an urgent response to reduce the number of fatalities on Road Deaths - 2016-01-19 09:10:00 According to statistics for road deaths as announced by the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, on 12 January, the number of road accident related deaths during the end of the year holiday period has increased. Road deaths increased by 14% during December 2015 and January 2016.The Western Cape Province accounted for the majority of the fatalities at 33%‚ followed by the Eastern Cape were the increase was 22%. KwaZulu-Natal is the only province that registered a decline of 2%. Childr...
Much has been achieved in the past 15 years of democratic local government in SA - 2016-01-18 12:37:00 Over the past 15 years South Africa has recorded phenomenal achievements in the sphere of local government. More and more communities are receiving essential services to meet their social, economic and material needs. Through sound local government, the quality of people’s lives is constantly improving. The achievements in the provision of basic services in the past 15 years are quite impressive. Access to safe drinking water has increased from 75% in year 2000 to more than 90% t...
City of Johannesburg win award for the first-ever listed green bond in South Africa - 2015-12-07 11:36:00 The City of Johannesburg won their award for the first-ever listed green bond in South Africa. This bond has helped the City to diversify its portfolio. It cements the City's commitment to responding to climate change and provides an opportunity to accelerate the advancement of new technologies and environmental solutions.    The bond will support the following City projects:   • City’s Integrated Waste Management system in ensuring that at lea...
City of Cape Town win award for their innovative, ambitious and successful water conservation and water demand - 2015-12-07 11:36:00 The City of Cape Town won the award for their innovative, ambitious and successful water conservation and water demand management (WCWDM) programme aimed at minimizing water losses and promoting the efficient use of water.    Water demand growth has been reduced to less than 2% p.a. and water losses have been reduced to 15%, resulting in total water savings of approximately 30%. Due to these water savings, expensive capital infrastructure projects have been postponed. In ...
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