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SALGA expresses its sincere condolences on the passing of Ikosi Sipho Mahlangu, Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders and Khoi-San Leaders

Posted: 18 July 2021

The South African Local Government Association would like to express its sadness after learning that Ikosi Sipho Mahlangu, Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders and Khoi-San Leaders, passed away on Friday, 16 July 2021 due to Covid-19 complications.

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SALGA expresses its sincere condolences on the passing of the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr. Geoffrey Makhubo

Posted: 09 July 2021

It is with the deepest sorrow that the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has learned of the passing of the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr. Geoffrey Makhubo. 

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Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Webinar | Ward Delimitation Process for the 2021 local Government Elections

Posted: 30 June 2021

The MDB, an independent authority responsible for the determination of municipal boundaries, brought together stakeholders within and outside the local government sector for a virtual discussion that unpacked the ward delimitation process and shared some

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd Annual National Postgraduate Student Conference on Local Government & Urban Governance

Posted: 25 June 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require states to strive towards safe, resilient, inclusive and sustainable cities (SDG 11).

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Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (PC4IR) Strategic Implementation Plan Virtual Consultative Workshop

Posted: 22 June 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has been a catalyst for the embracing of new technologies and South African municipalities must react quickly and adapt to these changes in order to meet the evolving needs of their communities. 

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Local Government as an Agent of Youth Development

Posted: 15 June 2021

South Africa’s growing youth population presents government at the local, provincial and national level with an opportunity to harness the energy, potential and drive of this age demographic to take part in and influence decision-making processes that shape their communities and their own lives.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted: 15 June 2021

Today SALGA is commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. World Elder Abuse Day, is an annual initiative launched by the World Health Organisation and recognised by the United Nations General Assembly. It is a day in which the world voices its opposition to any form of abuse of the older generation.

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The Month Ahead | June 2021

Posted: 01 June 2021

There are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today, 90 percent of whom live in developing countries, where they usually make up the largest proportion of the population.

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GSDM Aerospace Investment Conference, a Great Success

Posted: 25 May 2021

An initiative of such magnitude requires that key stakeholders be at play, thus the decision to host the GSDM Aerospace Investment Conference on Friday, 21 May 2021. It was time to bring in potential funders and investors to present this particular vision.

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Guiding the Transition: An opportunity to renew as we usher in the 5th Term of Democratic and People Centred Local Government

Posted: 24 May 2021

Convened by SALGA, the NMA, which ran from 13 to 14 May, complied with COVID-19 protocols as it took the form of a hybrid event with a limited number of delegates attending in person at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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A Best Practice: GSDM on the practical implementation of 4IR

Posted: 17 May 2021

Gert Sibande District Municipality is one of the three district municipalities in Mpumalanga, and further houses the most local municipalities namely; Dipaleseng, Chief Albert Luthuli, Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme, Govan Mbeki, Lekwa, Mkhondo and Msukaligwa.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA

Posted: 17 May 2021

Breaking the silence is key to ending the stigma, phobia and discrimination that LGBTIQ+ people experience in many societies. It is essential to ensure that LGBTIQ+ people can live full and open lives within strong families and communities where their rights are fully protected and access to services guaranteed. 

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Freedom Day | Democracy at the Local Level

Posted: 27 April 2021

On this day twenty-seven years ago, more than 22 million South Africans turned out at polling stations across the length and breadth of the country to cast their ballots in what would be their first non-racial democratic election. 

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Corruption Watch in discussion with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Posted: 26 April 2021

This is a view that emerged from a webinar, hosted by Corruption Watch in discussion with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Dullah Omar Institute on Friday, 23 April 2021.

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SALGA on StatsSA 2019 on non-financial census on municipalities

Posted: 02 April 2021

The Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) 2019 non-financial census on municipalities (NFCM) report, which highlights that more people are gaining access to basic service delivery, has been welcomed by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).

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South African Local Government Association Spatial Transformation Barometer

Posted: 31 March 2021

Municipalities are best placed to drive spatial transformation. It is therefore essential that capacity for this is built. This entails internal capacity comprising skills at the technical and political levels, internal systems and processes.

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Provincial Summit on Good Governance, Accountability and Consequence Management in municipalities

Posted: 18 March 2021

Themed “Municipal Leadership Setting the Tone on Good Governance, Accountability and Consequences Management “, SALGA Mpumalanga held a Provincial Summit on Good Governance, Accountability and

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SALGA Mpumalanga officially hands over the SALGA/UNDP COVID-19 Relief Programme

Posted: 17 March 2021

SALGA Mpumalanga, in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has officially handed over the SMME Covid-19 relief programme to the 8 municipalities that were selected to participate in the programme.

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The Building Inclusive Green Municipalities (BIGM) International Asset Management Optimization & Regional Economic Development symposium on Enhancing 4th Industrial Revolution and Smart Governance

Posted: 15 March 2021

From an asset management perspective, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will usher a new way of managing municipal resources, and South African municipalities must be ready to harness the opportunities brought about by this transformation.

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Advancing Gender Equality in Local Government | South African Local Government Association Women’s Commission (SWC) chairperson Cllr Flora Maboa-Boltman

Posted: 08 March 2021

With the year 2021 marking 65 years since the 9 August 1956 women’s march on the apartheid government’s discriminatory policies, and 27 years of democracy in South Africa

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Public Participation Dialogue

Posted: 04 March 2021

SALGA Mpumalanga hosted a Public Participation Dialogue on the 2nd of March 2021 in order to share knowledge and expertise on innovative mechanisms for inclusive governance and public participation, through various means and use of ICT.


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Thaba Chweu SMMEs benefit from the SALGA/UNDP COVID-19 Relief Programme

Posted: 04 March 2021

Six (6) Thaba Chweu small businesses were beneficiaries of the COVID-19 relief fund by the South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


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Dr JS Moroka SMMEs benefit from the SALGA/UNDP COVID-19 Relief Programme

Posted: 04 March 2021

Dr JS Moroka small businesses were beneficiaries of the COVID-19 relief fund by the South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). They each received a digital thermometer, face masks, face shields, sanitizers and vouchers for their businesses.

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The Month Ahead | March 2021

Posted: 02 March 2021

Human rights issues affect people’s everyday lives and local governments are tasked with the responsibility to provide public services that have a direct and immediate effect on the quality of people’s lives. 


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South African Local Government Association (SALGA) 3rd annual Local Government Labour Law Seminar

Posted: 25 February 2021

Returning for its 3rd year, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Local Government Labour Law Seminar, which took place from February 22-23, 2021, brought together over 300 attendees and participants for thoughtful engagement and...

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South African Local Government Association president, Cllr Thembi Nkadimeng | Joint sitting of Parliament’s debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Posted: 18 February 2021

There needs to be a minimum barrier for qualification to serve as a local government representative in addition to the adoption of a performance-related pay regime once one has entered the sector.

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