About The National Conference

SALGA shall within a period of 120 (hundred and twenty) days after every general local government election hold a meeting of members to be known and described in the notice calling such meeting as the National Conference.

National Conference Schedule

    Time Item
    14H00 - 20H00 Registration, Credentials Confirmation and receipt of Documentation

    Time Item Speaker
    08H00 – 11H00 Registration, Credentials Confirmation and receipt of Documentation
    11H30 – 12H30 Provincial Caucuses
    12H00 – 12H45 LUNCH
    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: Mr Vuyo Mvoko, TV Personality and Ms Sakina Kamwendo, Radio & TV Personality
    13H00 – 14H00

    Official Opening Ceremony

    - Opening Prayers
    - Rendition of the National Anthem
    - In Memoriam Deceased Councillors
    - Official Opening Acts


    Father Mkhatshwa, Multi Denominational Representatives
    14H00 – 14H15 Host Mayor's Welcome Address Cllr Geordin Hill-Lewis, Executive Mayor - City of Cape Town
    14H15 – 14H30 Official Opening and Welcome Remarks Cllr Deon De Vos, SALGA Acting President
    14H30 – 14H40 National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Message of Support Hon. Amos Masondo, NCOP Chairperson
    14H40 – 14H50 National House of Traditional Leadership (NHTL) Message of Support Inkosikazi Nosandi Mhlauli, NHTL Chairperson
    14H50 – 15H00 United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Message of Support Cllr Ilsur Metshin, UCLG President & Mayor of Kazan
    15H00 – 15H20 Ministerial Address Hon. N Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
    15H20 – 16H00 Keynote Address His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa
    16H00 – 16H30 TEA (EXHIBITION AREA)
    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: Mr Vuyo Mvoko, TV Personality and Ms Sakina Kamwendo, Radio & TV Personality
    16H30 – 16H40 Message of Support from Strategic Partner Mr Timothy Matlala, Head: Public Sector Business Clients SA Standard Bank
    16H40 – 18H30 Facilitated Grand Debate: "The Constitution as an instrument for promoting social justice. What is the envisaged role of local government leaders to advance socio economic development in their communities?"


    Ms Sakina Kamwendo, Radio & TV Personality



    Rev Frank Chikane, Former DG Presidency



    Ms Colleen Lowe Morna, CEO: Genderlinks

    Ms Rose Molokoane, Slum Dwellers International

    Hon. Lechesa Tsenoli, Deputy Speaker: National Assembly

    Mrs Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Former Cabinet Minister

    18H30 – 20H00 Official Welcome Reception and Ceremony  
    20H00 CLOSURE OF DAY 2  
    Time Item Speaker
    08H30 – 10H45 Commission 1: Enhancing municipal financial sustainability for inclusive socio-economic return 


    Prof Trevor Fowler, Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) 

    Dr Thina Nzo, Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) 

    Mr Johann Lubbe, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 

    Ms Cheryl Reddy, CIGFARO 

    08H30 – 10H45 Commission 2: Socio- economic infrastructure and maintenance, accelerated and sustained service delivery to local communities 


    Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Infrastructure SA 

    Mr MP Lewis, SA Council of Planners 

    Ms Mirjam van Donk, Isandla Institute 

    Prof Coleen Vogel, University of the Witwatersrand 

    08H30 – 10H45 Commission 3: Developing a capable leadership through a Decent and Well Governed Welfare and Support System 


    Hon. Obed Bapela, Deputy Minister for COGTA 

    Ms Zama Masumpa, Nyandeni Local Municipality

    10H45 – 11H00  TEA BREAK 
    11H00 – 11H10 Message of Support from Strategic Partner Mr Bangi Makopo, General Manager Kunene Makopo Risk Solutions 
    11H10 – 12H40 REPORT BACK: Commissions 1 – 3


    Ms Sakina Kamwendo, Radio & TV Personality 

    12H40 – 13H30  LUNCH
    13H30 – 15H45 Commission 4: Repurposing the local government professionalization model to achieve a capable local government system


    Prof Jaap De Visser, Dullah Omar Institute 

    Dr Harlan Cloete, University of Free State 

    Dr Mpilo Ngubane, Institute of Local Government Management

    13H30 – 15H45 Commission 5: Reimagining and modernising municipal business and value chain through research, innovation and digitization 


    Mr Dominic Cull, Ellipsis regulatory solutions 

    Ms Nomso Kana, Sun & Shield 84 Technologies 

    Ms Sharoda Rapeti, Delta Partners 


    13H30 – 15H45 Commission 6: SALGA as an agile force of influence for local government efficiency 


    Hon. Parks Tau, former SALGA President and now MEC for Economic Development in Gauteng 

    Mr Thabo Manyoni, former SALGA President and now Chairperson for MDB 

    Hon. Thembi Nkadimeng, former SALGA President and now Deputy Minister for COGTA 

    13H30 – 15H45 Commission 7: Cross Border Collaboration: The Role of Municipalities in Migration and related matters 


    Hon. Lechesa Tsenoli, Deputy Speaker: National Assembly 

    Prof Loren B Landau, Wits 

    Mrs Trudy Kaseke, Nkomasi Local Municipality 

    Mr Nathi Tshiwanammbi, Municipal Manager: Musina Local Municipality 

    Representative from City of Johannesburg 

    15H45 – 16H00 TEA BREAK 
    16H00 – 16H10 Message of Support from Strategic Partner Mr Richard Raphiri, Construction Industry Development Board 
    16H10 – 17H30 REPORT BACK: Commissions 4 – 6


    Mr Vuyo Mvoko, Radio & TV Personality 

    17H30 – 19H00 Provincial Caucuses
    19H00 – 21H00  NETWORKING DINNER 
    21H00  CLOSURE OF DAY 3
    Time Item Speaker


    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: Cllr Deon De Vos, SALGA Acting President

    08H30 – 08H40 Attendance; Accreditation and Condonation Cllr S Ngangelizwe, SALGA Deputy President
    08H40 – 08H45 Adoption of Agenda
    08H45 – 08H50 Adoption of Consolidated 2016 National Conference Report
    08H50 – 09H20 Organisational Report 2016 – 2022
    09H20 – 10H00 Discussion
    10H00 – 10H20 SALGA Annual Report 2020/21 and Draft Strategic Framework 2022 - 2027 Mr Lance Joel, Chief of Operations
    10H20 – 10H40 Discussion
    10H40 – 11H00 Presentation of Proposed Constitutional Amendments Mr Lance Joel, Chief of Operations
    11H00 – 11H20 Discussion and Adoption of Constitutional Amendments
    11H20 – 11H40 TEA BREAK
    11H40 – 12H30

    Outline of Elections Procedures

    Confirmation of the National Executive Committee as nominated by Provincial Conferences

    Election of National Office Bearers/Presidency

    1. 3 Deputy Presidents (A-B-C)

    2. President

    Swearing In Ceremony for newly elected NEC

    Mr Xolile George,Chief Executive Officer


    PROGRAMME DIRECTORS: Mr Vuyo Mvoko, TV Personality and Ms Sakina Kamwendo, Radio & TV Personality

    12H30 – 13H00 Official Closing Ceremony
    13H00 – 13H30 Deputy President's Address Hon. D D Mabuza, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa
    13H30 – 13H40 Adoption of Conference Declaration
    13H40 – 14H00 Vote of Thanks and Closing Address by newly Elected SALGA President

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Gatherings at conferences and meetings are limited to 1000 persons or less in case of an indoor gathering and 2000 persons or less in case of an outdoor gathering. Provided that no more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue is used, with persons observing a distance of least one and a half
metres from each other. Provided that persons participating through electronic platforms are not included in these limitations.

8 Metro's
44 Distrcts
257 Municipalities
3 days event

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