Office Hours Mon-Fri: 08:00-16:30 | Call Center +27 12 369 8000
Home | Contact Us


Upcoming Events

Quick Links

SALGA Council of Mayors

SALGA National Working Groups

SALGA Women's Commission

Social Media

Follow Us on Social Media

Municipal Human Capital Support Registration

Please click below to register and acces SALGA Municipal Human Capital Support Documents.




SALGA welcomes Financial Census of Municipalities for the ended June 2016

Posted: 04 July 2017


On Wednesday 29 June 2017, Statistics of South Africa (StatsSA) released the Financial Census of Municipalities for the ended June 2016. The report stated that municipalities across the country had received total income of R333 billion from all sources of income. While this represent an increase of R27 billion compared with the R306 billion in 2015, it also represents a growing local government developing into a transformative path towards a capable developmental state machinery.

In terms of the country’s plan, the National Developmental Plan vision 2030, the state will play a developmental and transformative role in South Africa. It will act to support and guide development to the benefit of all society – particularly the poor. Local government in South Africa has the trust of the people, being committed to working with communities to find sustainable ways to meet their social, economic and material needs, and improve the quality of their lives.

Municipal revenue and operating expenditure

For the year to 30 June 2016, the largest contributor to municipal revenue was "grants and subsidies received" (30,9%), followed by "electricity sales" (28,3%), "property rates received" (14,7%), "other revenue" (11,0%) (which consists of fines, licences and permits, public contributions and donations, etc.), "water sales" (8,9%), "sewerage and sanitation charges" (3,5%), and "refuse removal charges" (2,7%). Municipal expenditure patterns

In 2016, the largest contributor to municipal total operating expenditure was "employee-related costs" (26,3%), followed by "electricity purchases" (22,6%), "depreciation and amortisation" (8,9%), "other expenditure" (8,2%) (which consists of collection costs, loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, impairment loss, etc.), ‘bad debts’ (6,7%), "contracted services" (5,9%), "water purchases’ (5,6%), "general expenditure" (5,5%) (which consists of accommodation, travel and subsistence costs, audit fees, bank charges, consultancy and professional fees, fuel and oil, hiring of equipment, insurance costs, subscriptions and membership fees, telecommunication costs, etc.), "repairs and maintenance" (4,4%), "interest paid" (2,8%), "grants and subsidies paid" (2,0%), and "remuneration of councillors" (1,1%).


Previous News Pages: 1 2 3

Site Map:

Welcome to SALGA
Our Constitution
Governance Framework
Our Structure
Executive Management Team
National Executive Committee
Provincial Executive Committee
National Working Groups
Provincial Working Groups
Provincial Overviews

Media Room
Press Releases
Media Statements
Image Gallery
SALGA Media Enquiries


Municipal Focus
About Municipalities
Guidelines for Municipalities
Municipal Audit Outcomes
Municipal Finance
Municipal Planning
Treasury Reports
Municipal Contact Details

Documents and Publications
Annual Reports
Annual Performance Plans
Strategic Plans
Corporate Presentation
Voice Magazine
National Members Assembly
National Municipal Managers Forum


Knowledge Hub
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
SALGA Lexis Nexis Legal Content
Good Governance Learning Network
Learning Framework for Local Government
Local Government Briefs
Knowledge Hub Documents
Knowlede Hub Publications
Knowledge Portals

Stakeholder Relations
Stakeholder Management Framework
Stakeholder Management Directory



Suppliers & Vendors
Tender Notices
Terms of Reference for Tenders
Responsive Bidders to Tenders
Results to Bids
Central Supplier Database
Standard Bid Documents
Evaluation Criteria for Procurement
Government Procurement Conditions of Contract
Request for Proposals

SALGA Offices


Social Media