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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 – 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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SALGA Hosts 7th National Communicators Forum to Strengthen Communication between Local Government and Communities

Posted: 11 December 2023

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is set to host the 7th National Communicators Forum (NCF), taking place on 11 – 12 December 2023 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.


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The 2023 SALGA Council of Speakers (SCoS) gathers municipal leaders to drive stability in local councils and improvements in service delivery

Posted: 17 November 2023

Speakers of Councils, Councillors, senior members of the National and Provincial SALGA leadership, local
government representatives, and representatives of the Provincial government and Parliament will gather at the Rustenburg Civic Centre in the North West from Tuesday

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Phindile Madama-Qekema Multi-Purpose Hall and Lungephi April Library officilly opened to service the people of Moses Mabida Township

Posted: 07 November 2023

Councillor Solethu Lucas, the Mayor of Sundays River Valley Municipality officially opened the Phindile Madama-Qekema Multi-Purpose Hall and Lungephi April Library at Moses Mabida Township in Kirkwood.

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Mobilising people and communities: South Africa's Transport Infrastructure

Posted: 03 October 2023

According to the 2020 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA),
households in the country primarily travelled for work and to attend school, with 11.4 million using
taxis, 2.1 million using buses and roughly 500 000 using trains.

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SALGA Women's Commission reviews representation and participation of women in local government during its National Lekgotla and Master Class Series

Posted: 28 September 2023

Kempton Park, Thursday, 28 September 2023: We meet, a year after the SWC National Conference held in Birchwood Hotel, on the 24-26 August 2022, where women entrusted me with the responsibility of leading this commission.

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Preserving South Africa's heritage: What role do local governments play?

Posted: 26 September 2023

Municipalities making cities safer for women and girls A safe city for women, in the words of UN Women, is one in which women feel safe in public spaces and have their rights upheld by both the government, and the general public.

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SALGA commemorates Mandela Day and Women's Month

Posted: 24 August 2023

On the 24th of August 2023, SALGA Mpumalanga in partnership with Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality commemorated Mandela Day and Women's Month by spending the day and handing over gifts to the hard-working women of Siyabuswa Secondary Vegetable Co-operative.

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Municipalities making cities safer for women and girls

Posted: 07 August 2023

Municipalities making cities safer for women and girls A safe city for women, in the words of UN Women, is one in which women feel safe in public spaces and have their rights upheld by both the government, and the general public.

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