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SALGA tables 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan to Parliament Committees

Posted: 13 May2020

On 12 May 2020, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) presented its 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) as well as the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs...

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Addressing Issues of Identity-based Tensions and Migration Related Security Essential in Achieving Global Goals

Posted: 12 May 2020

Speaking at the ‘Global Forum for Migration and Development African Union Consultation,’ (GFMD) a virtual meeting held by the United Cities of Local Government’s (UCLG), Co-President Cllr Thembi Nkadimeng ...

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SALGA CEO Xolile George to discuss implications of Covid-19 on Local Government

Posted: 05 May 2020

On Tuesday, 05 May 2020, SALGA CEO Xolile George will go live with Empowaworx on their social media pages (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook) at 18H00 to respond to frequently asked questions regarding the implications of Covid-19 on local government and its deliverables....

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SALGA meets with Parliamentary Portfolio Committee: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on LG’s response to Covid-19

Posted: 29 April 2020

South Africa has been on a national lockdown for the past five weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus. With the local government being the sphere closest to the people, the impact and implications...

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GSDM duo completes remote pilot licences

Posted: 29 April 2020

Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM) recently celebrated one of its many proud moments where two of its employees Tebogo Tsotetsi and Sifiso Simelane recently obtained their Remote Pilot Licences (RPL) to allow them to fly the Drone Aircrafts in South Africa....

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Local Government’s Role in Combatting COVID-19

Posted: 30 March 2020

SALGA is encouraged to note that municipalities are adhering to the range of directives issued by the Minister of COGTA in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and we call on Executive Mayors and Mayors, working closely with...

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SALGA presents to the Select Committee on COGTA on the City of Tshwane Intervention

Posted: 20 March 2020

SALGA as the representative and sole voice of local government, advanced its position to the Select Committee to see that the objects of the sphere are fulfilled. SALGA highlighted that when dissolving a municipality....

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3rd Annual Local Government Labour Law Seminar Postponed

Posted: 17 March 2020

The decision follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address where amongst others, gatherings of more than hundred (100) people are prohibited due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The seminar was to gather more than three hundred (300) confirmed delegates. ....

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SALGA National Communicator’s Forum Postponed

Posted: 16 March 2020

Following the Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, SALGA has made the decision to postpone the National Communicators Forum planned for the 24 – 25 March 2020 until further notice....

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