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The 2023 SALGA Council of Speakers (SCoS) gathers municipal leaders to drive stability in local councils and improvements in service delivery

Posted: 17 November 2023

Speakers of Councils, Councillors, senior members of the National and Provincial SALGA leadership, local
government representatives, and representatives of the Provincial government and Parliament will gather at the Rustenburg Civic Centre in the North West from Tuesday

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Phindile Madama-Qekema Multi-Purpose Hall and Lungephi April Library officilly opened to service the people of Moses Mabida Township

Posted: 07 November 2023

Councillor Solethu Lucas, the Mayor of Sundays River Valley Municipality officially opened the Phindile Madama-Qekema Multi-Purpose Hall and Lungephi April Library at Moses Mabida Township in Kirkwood.

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Mobilising people and communities: South Africa's Transport Infrastructure

Posted: 03 October 2023

According to the 2020 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA),
households in the country primarily travelled for work and to attend school, with 11.4 million using
taxis, 2.1 million using buses and roughly 500 000 using trains.

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SALGA Women's Commission reviews representation and participation of women in local government during its National Lekgotla and Master Class Series

Posted: 28 September 2023

Kempton Park, Thursday, 28 September 2023: We meet, a year after the SWC National Conference held in Birchwood Hotel, on the 24-26 August 2022, where women entrusted me with the responsibility of leading this commission.

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Preserving South Africa's heritage: What role do local governments play?

Posted: 26 September 2023

Municipalities making cities safer for women and girls A safe city for women, in the words of UN Women, is one in which women feel safe in public spaces and have their rights upheld by both the government, and the general public.

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SALGA commemorates Mandela Day and Women's Month

Posted: 24 August 2023

On the 24th of August 2023, SALGA Mpumalanga in partnership with Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality commemorated Mandela Day and Women's Month by spending the day and handing over gifts to the hard-working women of Siyabuswa Secondary Vegetable Co-operative.

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Municipalities making cities safer for women and girls

Posted: 07 August 2023

Municipalities making cities safer for women and girls A safe city for women, in the words of UN Women, is one in which women feel safe in public spaces and have their rights upheld by both the government, and the general public.

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Posted: 07 August 2023

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) hosted the Mpumalanga SALGA Women Commission (SWC) Lekgotla on the 3rd and 4th of August 2023, at The Ridge Hotel in Emalahleni.

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Posted: 12 July 2023

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in Mpumalanga hosted its Provincial Members Assembly on the 6th and 7th of July 2023, at ANEW Hotel Witbank in eMalahleni. The Assembly was attended by delegates and stakeholders in different leadership positions within the local government sphere.

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NMBM's inaugural Youth Trade and Export Summit zooms into the acceleration of youth economic emancipation

Posted: 28 June 2023

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Youth in Trade & Exports summit took place at the NMB Stadium. The first panel discussion zoomed into "The importance of exports and trade agreements".

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Senqu Local Municipality LED unit showcase SMMEs led by young people during youth month

Posted: 28 June 2023

With the objective of recognizing and celebrating the remarkable contributions and accomplishments of young individuals, Senqu Municipality's Local Economic Development (LED) unit took the initiative of showcasing, with the aim of uplifting...

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What South African President Nelson Mandela asked of local
government at the 1996 National Summit for Organised Local
Government in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Posted: 29 June 2023

Nelson Mandela Day, observed on July 18 every year, inspires locally elected representatives to act as change agents and produce positive outcomes
for the communities they serve.

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SALGA to host a National Executive Committee meeting in Buffalo City Metro Municipality

Posted: 19 June 2023

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA)'s highest decision-making body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), will meet for a two-day meeting on 21-22 June 2023 at the East London ICC, in Buffalo City Metro.

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Sundays River Valley Municipality hosts Annual Career Expo as part of the youth month programmes

Posted: 14 June 2023

To ensure that more young people get an opportunity to further their studies, acquire professional skills and decrease unemployment and poverty levels in the area, the Sundays River Valley Municipality in partnership with its stakeholders such as South African National Parks (Addo Elephant Park) hosted the second Annual Career Expo in Kirkwood recently.

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South Africa's youngest councillor believes in the power of active citizenship

Posted: 12 June 2023

On Monday, June 12, 2023, Cllr. Carl Steenekamp had a busy morning. In order to
discuss how to resolve a power outage in her ward, he met with a local councillor to begin his already hectic day at Merafong City Local Municipality.

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Posted: 08 June 2023

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in the Eastern Cape in partnership with Liberty and Buffalo City Metro Municipality participated in hands-on local-level projects which aim to contribute to the development of the children and youth who are the leaders of the future.

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Youth voices are important in municipal decision-making

Posted: 01 June 2023

Nearly a third of South Africa's population is made up of young people, and involving this age group in municipal decision-making processes is crucial to creating an inclusive society where everyone's voice is heard.

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SALGA participates in the roundtable discussion on "Re-imagining Local Government" hosted by the Helen Suzman Foundation

Posted: 01 May 2023

At a roundtable discussion on "Re-imagining Local Government," organised by the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) on Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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