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SALGA convene its National Executive Committee Lekgotla to reflect on the State of Local Government

Posted: 08 February 2017

SALGA has called for municipalities to prioritise municipal health services as one of the key deliverables in their Integrated Developmental Plans (IDPs) and make resources available to deliver these critical services to communities..........

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SALGA calls for Municipalities to prioritise Municipal Health Services as part of developmental agenda

Posted: 01 February 2017

SALGA has called for municipalities to prioritise municipal health services as one of the key deliverables in their Integrated Developmental Plans (IDPs) and make resources available to deliver these critical services to communities..........

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SALGA calls for Municipalities to prioritise Municipal Health Services as part of developmental agenda

Posted: 20 January 2017

Newly elected UCLG President, Parks Tau, visited the UCLG World Secretariat on 18-19 January, with the aim of discussing our action plan for 2017 and the strategy for the implementation of the 2030 and Habitat III Agendas. During this special visit.........

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The Johannesburg declaration, 5th SALGA National Conference 28 November - 01 December 2016

Posted: 25 November 2016

The 2016 SALGA National Conference has been a tremendous success and should be seen as proof that organised local government in South Africa is indeed functional. SALGA is proud to announce that it has successfully ushered in the 4th democratic local government term.........

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SALGA 2016 National Conference Hailed a Great Success

Posted: 25 November 2016

The 2016 SALGA National Conference has been a tremendous success and should be seen as proof that organised local government in South Africa is indeed functional. SALGA is proud to announce that it has successfully ushered in the 4th democratic local government term........

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20 revolutionary years of South African Local Government

Posted: 25 November 2016

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has, this week, been celebrating its 20th birthday. SALGA expects to carry the celebratory spirit into the SALGA National Conference 2016 which will take place from 28 November- 1 December 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre. ........

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Local Government officials from across the world to attend the SALGA National Conference 2016

Posted: 25 November 2016

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) will hold its National Conference at the Sandton International Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 28 November - 1 December 2016, convened by the National Executive Committee of SALGA.........

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SALGA joins the world in commemorating 16th Days of Activism on No Violence against Women and Children

Posted: 25 November 2016

The 16th Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an International Campaign designed to raise awareness about violence against women and children and takes place every year from 25 November to 10 December. ........

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SALGA pilots a Local Government News Agency ahead of its 2016 National Conference

Posted: 25 November 2016

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has for the first time instituted a high powered news agency on behalf of local governments in South Africa. The agency is to be piloted at the upcoming 2016 SALGA National Conference which is taking place next week, 28 November – 1 December 2016. ........

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SALGA and civil society host two-day conference focusing on Deepening Local Democracy and Inclusive Governance

Posted: 15 November 2016

SALGA together with civil society hosted a two-day conference focusing on Deepening Local Democracy and Inclusive Governance at Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg on 14-15 November.........

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Association of Palestinian Local Authorities and South African Local Government Association meet to revise action plan on cooperation

Posted: 10 November 2016

SALGA met with the Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (APLA) in Pretoria, Thursday, 10 November 206, to revive its cooperation agreement and share mutual experiences. ........

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Eyewitness News and the Auditor General launch tool to help in the fight against corruption in municipalities

Posted: 08 November 2016

Eyewitness News (EWN) has created a web tool that will empower citizens to be more active in the fight against corruption in municipalities.

This tool, which was created in partnership with the Auditor General, translates the complex ........

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SALGA NC Welcomes Newly Elected Chairperson To Office

Posted: 27 October 2016

SALGA NC welcomed the newly elected chairperson, Councillor Sophia Mosikatsi to the office. Councillor Mosikatsi is also the executive mayor at John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape and will be taking on the role as the official chairperson of the SALGA NC office upon her.......

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Parks Tau elected as president of World Body of Local Government

Posted: 15 October 2016

The Chairperson of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), Cllr Parks Tau, has been elected President of the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), the umbrella body for local government around the world.......

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SALGA Responds to City of Joburg’s Public Pronouncement to Withdraw Participation

Posted: 13 October 2016

Following the media release by the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan municipality Herman Mashaba and media reports suggesting the City of Joburg will withdraw funding to the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), this is what SALGA had to say in response.......

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SALGA Gauteng Province elects first female Provincial Executive Committee Chairperson in its conference

Posted: 05 October 2016

SALGA congratulates former Chairperson Councillor Thabo Manyoni for being sworn in as a Member of the National Assembly. Honourable Manyoni was sworn on Tuesday, 04 October 2016......

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SALGA Gauteng Province elects first female Provincial Executive Committee Chairperson in its conference

Posted: 30 September 2016

SALGA Gauteng Province has elected a new leadership to serve as the new Provincial Executive Committee for the fourth democratic local government term......

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SALGA Northern Cape signs Memorandum of Understanding with Northern Cape Provincial Legislature

Posted: 27 September 2016

SALGA Northern Cape has reached another milestone when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature on Tuesday, 27 September.......

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SALGA Gauteng to convene its 4th Provincial Conference to elect new provincial leadership

Posted: 27 September 2016

SALGA will convene its 4th Provincial Conference in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality on the 29th - 30th September at the Emperors Palace, Kempton Park.

The 2016 SALGA Gauteng Provincial Conference is held in line with the spirit.......

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SALGA observes Heritage Month to further the promotion of education and appreciation of diverse cultures within communities

Posted: 23 September 2016

SALGA has always recognised the importance of Heritage Month and has used its strategic position to impart positive impact in promoting heritage within local municipalities. SALGA observes Heritage Month to further the promotion of education and appreciation of diverse cultures within the organisation and communities.......

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SALGA hosts seminar to discuss Innovative Approaches to Addressing Community Protests in Local Government

Posted: 22 September 2016

SALGA’s Special Projects Unit on Wednesday, 21 September held a seminar on Community Protests under the theme “Developing Innovative Approaches to Addressing Community Protests in Local Government” at the SALGA National Headquarters in Pretoria......

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SALGA and Financial and Fiscal Commission unveils Cost of Municipal Basic Services Report

Posted: 22 September 2016

SALGA in collaboration with the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) has developed an approach for estimating the cost of providing basic services to poor households and amongst many the results this project show that...

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SALGA NEC meets to discuss 2016 Integrated Councillor Induction Program and Preparations for the Provincial and National Elective Conferences

Posted: 14 September 2016

The ICIP are held at seven training centers in Upington and a total of about 60 councillors participate actively in each session.

Councillors will undergo a ten modules...

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SALGA is hosting a five-day Integrated Councillor Induction Programme (ICIP) in Upington in the Northern Cape.

Posted: 08 September 2016

The ICIP are held at seven training centers in Upington and a total of about 60 councillors participate actively in each session.

Councillors will undergo a ten modules...

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SALGA rolls-out Integrated Councillor Induction Programme nationwide

Posted: 07 September 2016

Following the 2016 municipal elections, SALGA is preparing incoming Councillors in the new term of local government to govern and lead South Africa...

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SALGA hosts Highway Africa’s Local Government Day at the Rhodes University to reflect on 20 years of transforming Local Government

Posted: 30 August 2016

SALGA hosted the Highway Africa’s Local Government Day at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape on Monday, 29 August, to reflect on the 20 years of transforming Local Government...

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South African Local Government Association and National School of Government join forces

Posted: 12 August 2016

PRETORIA – The South African Local Government Association together with the National School of Government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see collaboration in areas of capacity building and learning to skill and empower mayors, councillors and senior managers in local government....

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SALGA Readiness for the 4th Democratic Local Government term

Posted: 10 August 2016

SALGA welcomes the declaration of the 2016 Local Government Elections, and further congratulates all the South African political parties which participated in these municipal elections, including the independent candidates....

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SALGA in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture hosts the 3rd provincial Inkosi Albert Luthuli Games

Posted: 08 August 2016

SALGA Northern Cape in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture held the third provincial Inkosi Albert Luthuli Games at Robert Gunda Stadium in Upington on 6-7 August.

There was much excitement from the Northern Cape.

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Celebrating the 60th ANNIVERSARY of the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings “Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”

Posted: 08 August 2016

In 1995, former President Nelson Mandela declared 9 August a National Women’s Day in South Africa.

This was in recognition of the heroic struggles that women waged in the anti-apartheid struggle.........

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SALGA and SANTAM donate smoke detectors to assist in reduction of fatalities caused by shack fires

Posted: 20 July 2016

As part of making Nelson Mandela Day an everyday activity, SALGA in partnership with SANTAM on Tuesday 19 July, handed over 255 smoke detectors to the City of Tshwane .........

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SALGA in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation commemorates Nelson Mandela Day by donating sanitary towels and books to Diepsloot schools.

Posted: 19 July 2016

SALGA in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on the 18th of July, joined the world in commemorating the international Nelson Mandela Day by donating school text books and Sanitary towels to girl learners at Diepsloot and Sunrise Secondary Schools in Diepsloot, Johannesburg........

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Minister for Women calls for gender empowerment informed by the historical imperative of creating a truly representative, democratic and equal society

Posted: 14 July 2016

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Susan Shabangu has told delegates at the SALGA Women’s Commission Lekgotla that gender representation was not about merely filling up numbers with women in positions of influence.......

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SALGA host a Small Town Regeneration Conference in Northern Cape

Posted: 12 July 2016

Today, SALGA Northern Cape, in conjunction with the John Taolo Gaetswe (JTG) District Municipality; Ga-Segonyana, Gamagara and Joe Morolong local municipalities convened a Small Town Regeneration Conference under the theme “Small towns, new futures”......

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SALGA is proud to take part in the upcoming 21st International AIDS Conference

Posted: 12 July 2016

SALGA is proud to take part in the upcoming 21st International AIDS Conference to take place on 18-22 JULY 2016 in Durban, South Africa.

SALGA CEO Xolile George says as local government, SALGA is fully behind the 90 90 90 programme.....

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SALGA will host the 2016 Special National Women’s Commission (SWC) Lekgotla in Johannesburg

Posted: 11 July 2016

The special lekgotla aims to bring together all the provincial chapters of the SWC and other women structures to offer a structured opportunity to address transformation challenges faced by women in Local Government with a view to developing solutions.

Other delegates invited to the event include female...

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Statement of SALGA on the occasion of its last National Executive Committee meeting in the 3rd Local Government term ahead of Municipal Elections

Posted: 12 July 2016

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of SALGA met on Friday, 8th July 2016, in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province. This was no ordinary meeting as it marks the last gathering of the NEC in the 3rd local government term ahead of the democratic municipal elections on 3 August 2016....

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CLGF Southern Africa Regional Conference convene in Johannesburg as part of driving LED for more stable and resilient communities

Posted: 29 June 2016

On 28-29 June, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) held a regional conference in Johannesburg, to disseminate the outcomes of its regional programme on supporting local governance and local economic development in Southern Africa as well as explore further the role....

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Buffalo City Metro Youth Council together with SALGA Empowering the youth

Posted: 29 June 2016

To wrap up Youth Month, the Buffalo City Metro Youth Council together with SALGA held the inaugural Youth Economic Emancipation Seminar on Monday, 27 June at the East London International Convention Centre (ELICC).....

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SALGA, SASCOC and UNICEF holds an Olympic day for school children in Northern Cape

Posted: 27 June 2016

On Saturday, 25 June, SALGA Northern Cape in conjunction with its community development partners SASCOC, UNICEF and the Department of Sports Arts and Culture hosted an Olympic Day at Seodin Primary School in Kuruman for over 400 primary shool learners from the John Taolo Gaetsewe.....

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Cities and towns are playing a major role in housing South Africa’s population

Posted: 23 June 2016

SALGA CEO George says South African cities play a critical role in driving the economy.

George says the municipalities’ task is clear, to tackle poverty, unemployment and inequality.

He says all the reports released including the 2016 report shows a growing confidence in local government.

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4th State of the Cities report depicts a positive growth by South Africa’s Cities

Posted: 23 June 2016

The 4th State of the Cities report shows that South Africa’s Cities have been performing and are relatively well-governed, but they have functioned under dynamic and difficult circumstances, and therefore have had a mixed performance....

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South African Cities Network Chairperson says there are important developments in South African Cities

Posted: 23 June 2016

On Saturday, 25 June, SALGA Northern Cape in conjunction with its community development partners SASCOC, UNICEF and the Department of Sports Arts and Culture hosted an Olympic Day at Seodin Primary School in Kuruman for over 400 primary shool learners from the John Taolo Gaetsewe and Frances Baard districts.

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Local Government grateful for the fearlessness and courage of the Youth of 1976

Posted: 17 June 2016

As South Africa commemorates Youth month, it has been 40 years since that fateful June 16 of 1976. We see it befitting as local government to say THANK YOU for the fearlessness and courage of the Youth of 1976. That year, amongst others, highlighted a turning point in our history.......

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SALGA CEO says significant advances have been made in establishing a single democratic and developmental local government

Posted: 10 June 2016

SALGA CEO Xolile George says after 15 years of democratic local government, significant advances have been made in establishing a single democratic and developmental local government however the sector is still in the process of transformation and challenges to eradicate infrastructure backlogs.....

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