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


Upcoming Events


Quick Links

Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing

SALGA National Working Groups

SALGA Women's Commission

SALGA Research Colloquium

SALGA Council of Speakers

SALGA Council of Mayors

SALGA Energy Summit


Social Media

Follow Us on Social Media




SALGA convenes Fast Track Municipalities Workshop to aid municipalities accelerate and scale-up their local AIDS responses


Posted: 24 September 2018

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) together with the South African National  Aids Council(SANAC , The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) convened a two-day fast track municipalities workshop at Aviator Hotel, Kempton Park from the 20-21 September 2018.

About 100 representatives partners IAPAC, SANAC and UNAIDS), representatives from the 19 fast track municipalities (Directors and HAST Coordinators from each municipality), representatives from Civil Society Forum, NDOH and PEPFAR, District HIV Coordinators, HAST Managers, SALGA Provincial Manager and PCA Heads of Secretariat were in attendance.

Fast-Track Cities is a global partnership between the City of Paris, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS and was launched on World AIDS Day 2014 in Paris, where mayors from 27 cities in over 50 countries convened to sign the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities a (Paris Declaration) committing to accelerate and scale-up their local AIDS responses.

Between 15 and 17 March 2016, representatives from 19 identified fast-track municipalities, SALGA, SANAC, NDOH, UNAIDS and other stakeholders gathered in Durban to commit towards achieving Fast-Track multi-sectorial targets for HIV, TB and STIs. On the 17 March 2016 during the High-Level event, 11 of the 19 identified Fast-Track Municipalities including 6 Metros signed the Paris Declaration on Ending AIDS in Cities by 2030

Delivering the opening address at the workshop, SALGA Executive Director for Community Development Mirriam Lehlokoa said it has been more than 3 years since the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending AIDS, a declaration which is a milestone in the response to the HIV epidemic.

Lehlokoa said SALGA is committed to working with all other stakeholders in attaining the 90 90 90 targets. She said local government is mandated to promote social and economic development and both HIV and TB impact negatively on the attainment of this mandate hence SALGA is committed to working with all other stakeholders in attaining the 90 90 90 targets for HIV/AIDS.

Lehlokoa said following the 2016 meeting most municipalities began to put systems and structures in place to work towards fast-tracking the response to the HIV epidemic however a collaborative approach was needed for greater impact. She said SALGA has together with IAPAC and UNAIDS on 1st December 2016 at the 5th SALGA National Conference, formalised a partnership in the implementation of the Fast-Track initiative.

Dr Zuki Pinini from HealthZA shared some progress towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets for HIV and TB. Pinini said there is considerable progress however the issue of missing TB patients requires all South Africans to pull up their socks.
On the second day of the workshop, attendees reviewed progress in accelerating prevention and achieving 90-90-90 targets, they also identified gaps and bottlenecks in service delivery and recommend appropriate strategies to address them and also developed an action plan for fast tracking the response.

The also held group work on assessing service delivery coverage, gaps, challenges and bottlenecks and identified key remedial actions. All delegates from different organisation agreed on the need to work together in the implementation of the fast-track initiative and other programmes aimed at ending the HIV epidemic and that more of these workshops are needed to strengthen the capacity of different role players.
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

Copyright © 2017
Legal Notice Disclaimer

Social Media