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SALGA URGES PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA AND 7th PARLIAMENT TO PUT REVITALIZING DYSFUNCTIONAL MUNICIPALITIES AS KEY PRIORITY IN THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY TERM

Posted: 16 July 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) urges the 7th Parliament to prioritize the local government agenda and use its legislative and oversight powers to emphasize revitalizing dysfunctional municipalities and improving service delivery.

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Local Government Leaders Step Up in the 7th Parliament and Administration

Posted: 10 July 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) would like to extend its congratulations and
welcome to the newly appointed leaders of the 7th Parliament and Administration, including the Cabinet,
new Members of Parliament, and Provincial Legislatures.

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Notice: Postponement of the Joint Councils of Mayors and Speakers

Posted: 05 July 2024

Due to unforeseen circumstances that have arisen following the recent elections, the scheduled Joint Councils of Mayors and Speakers, which was to be hosted on 11 -12 July 2024 in Polokwane Limpopo, has been postponed.

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SALGA Gauteng to host Annual Municipal Audit Awards to Recognise Exceptional Performance and Encourage Continuous Improvement

Posted: 03 July 2024

The 2nd Annual Municipal Audit Awards, hosted by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Awards in the Gauteng Province, are set to take place on Friday evening, 5th July 2024, at the Garden Venue Hotel in Johannesburg.

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MANDELA MONTH IS ABOUT RISING TO THE CALL OF LEADERSHIP

Posted: 03 July 2024

As South Africa moves into a new era of multi-party governance, which has now been established at all levels of government, it is timely and relevant to recognise that the foundation of any governance program is strong leadership.

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SALGA elects a new Chairperson for Mpumalanga

Posted: 27 June 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in Mpumalanga held its 84th Provincial Executive Committee meeting today at Gert Sibande District Municipality.

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SALGA Youth Day Celebration (10 Years of Amsterdam Commemoration)

Posted: 23 June 2024

South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in partnership with Mkhondo Local Municipality celebrated Youth Day in Amsterdam, on the 20th of June 2024.

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SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES SIGN HISTORIC SISTER CITY AGREEMENT WITH MENDELEEVSK

Posted: 23 June 2024

A South African local government delegation, led by SALGA President, Cllr Bheke Stofile, participated in the Founding Meeting of the BRICS+ Association of Cities and Municipalities in Kazan, Russia.

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2024 YOUTH MONTH COMMEMORATION

Posted: 18 June 2024

June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa in recognition of events that took a dramatic turn in Soweto on the 16th of June 1976. Youth Month serves not only as a reminder of the critical importance of young people as agents of change, but it is also an opportunity to address the concerns facing today's young people, who have a significant role to play in the country's future.

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Consultation and Mandate Session on Collective Bargaining Matters

Posted: 13 June 2024

"This session aims to consult the member municipalities to determine inputs that will be presented to the SALGBC" – Cllr. Busi Hlumbane, Chairperson (Municipal Capacity & Institutional Resilience (MCIR) Working Group)

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SALGA ENGAGES WITH SOL PLAATJE MUNICIPALITY TO ADDRESS SERVICE DELIVERY CHALLENGES

Posted: 12 June 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has initiated a deliberate and structured engagement with Sol Plaatje Municipality to address critical service delivery challenges affecting the community.

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LEKWA EMBARKS ON CREDIT CONTROL OPERATION

Posted: 11 June 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has initiated a deliberate and structured engagement with Sol Plaatje Municipality to address critical service delivery challenges affecting the community.

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SALGA CONVENES A RECORDS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP IN MTHATHA

Posted: 20 May 2024

The Eastern Cape rolled out the second leg of the municipal records management workshops for municipal officials on 23-24 April 2024 at the Savoy Hotel in Mthatha.

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METRO PROMOTES FULL-BEACH ACCESS FOR ALL

Posted: 20 May 2024

Waterwheels wheelchair and beach access mats were handed over to Buffalo City Metro in Gonubie Beachside on Monday 20 May 2024.

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ADM launches the "End Gender Based Violence and Famicide" 100-day challenge

Posted: 17 May 2024

On 17 May 2024, Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Special Programmes together with Amathole District Rapid Response Team launched the "End Gender Based Violence and Famicide" (GBVF) 100 ÄÄ€Ā€“ day challenge in Calgary Conference Centre.

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SUNDAYS RIVER VALLEY MUNICIPALITY IS THE GREENEST MUNICIPALITY IN EC

Posted: 14 May 2024

The Sundays River Valley Municipality (SRVM) has been announced as the Eastern Cape's Greenest Municipality for the year 2023/24 and has been awarded R500 000 cash prize.

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WORKERS' DAY GOES BEYOND A ONE-TIME YEARLY RECOGNITION OF WORKERS' RIGHTS

Posted: 07 may 2024

Workers' Day is more than just a single day observed annually on which the working class's welfare
and fundamental rights are brought to light; it is about a system of laws supported by a large array
of human rights that protects workers' rights and maintains employment standards for all workers,
regardless of their gender, race, or union

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Local Government reflections on the 30 years of freedom and democracy

Posted: 27 April 2024

In this regard, considerable progress has been made in expanding access to the provision of basic services to communities.

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SALGA welcomes the gazetting of the final White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection as an important step toward overhauling the migration system in South Africa

Posted: 21 March 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has welcomed the Cabinet approval of the
final White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection.

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SALGA encourages municipalities to commemorate Human Rights Day

Posted: 21 March 2024

Human Rights Day is a global commemoration of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

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2024 International Women's Day

Posted: 07 March 2024

This month marks International Women's Day (IWD), which always falls on March 8 and is celebrated across the world. The day has also become a major part of the women's rights movement and has helped create conversations about gender biases.

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Realising Human Rights through the Provision of Municipal Services

Posted: 01 March 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has welcomed the Budget Speech delivered by the Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana on Tuesday, 21 February 2024, with a mixture of sentiments.

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SALGA calls for National Treasury to expedite review of the Local Government Fiscal Framework in light of the Budget Speech

Posted: 23 February 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has welcomed the Budget Speech delivered by the Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana on Tuesday, 21 February 2024, with a mixture of sentiments.

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STRENGTHENING INCLUSIVE COALITION GOVERNANCE FOR EFFECTIVE,
EFFICIENT, AND TRANSFORMATIVE SERVICE DELIVERY

Posted: 23 February 2024

Pretoria, South Africa - In an unprecedented collaborative effort, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung announce a follow-up seminar on...

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SALGA URGES PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA TO PLACE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT THE CENTRE OF GOVERNMENT'S AGENDA DURING HIS SONA ADDRESS

Posted: 08 February 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) expects President Cyril Ramaphosa in his February 8 State of the Nation Address (SONA) to send a positive signal to the local government sector that municipalities,

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SALGA Executive Management Team (EMT) Lekgotla

Posted: 01 February 2024

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) considers strategic planning to be a continuous process, and its Executive Management Team (EMT) Lekgotla, held from January 24- 26, 2024 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Convention Centre in Pretoria, was a chance for the executive and management teams of SALGA to review and update the
organisation's 2022-2027 strategic plan

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MAKIWANE MENTAL WARD AND WELLNESS CENTRE UPGRADED

Posted: 01 February 2024

Buffalo City Executive Mayor Councilor Princess Faku visited Cecilia Makiwane Hospital on Monday as the Provincial Health Department was re-opening a renovated mental hospital ward and staff wellness centre.

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