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


Upcoming Events


Quick Links

3rd SALGA National Communicators Forum

13th National Municipal Managers Forum

HR Best Practices Seminar

Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing

SALGA National Working Groups

SALGA Women's Commission-2017

SALGA Research Colloquium

SALGA Council of Speakers

SALGA Council of Mayors

SALGA Energy Summit


Social Media

Follow Us on Social Media




SALGA and the South African Human Rights Commission to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in local government


Posted: 07 February 2019

Day two of the Council of Mayors kick-started at the City of Cape Town Council Chambers today, 07 February 2019. First, on the agenda, SALGA and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to build and sustain relations in local government.

The SAHRC is established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promoting respect for observance of and protection of human rights for everyone. “Without strategic partnerships, it is very difficult to join hands and carry our mandate in local government,” expresses Advocate Mohamed Shafie Ameermia. Therefore, the collaborative partnership will to:

  • Support and guide the implementation of programmes of mutual interest as identified by the two parties;
  • Advocate for the respect for, advancement and attainment of human rights;
  • Strengthen and monitor measures taken by the local government towards the realisation of the rights in the Bill of Rights; and
  • Collaborate on areas of common interest.

SALGA being the ‘voice of local government’ that inspires service delivery will, amongst others, coordinate the participation of Councillors in training and advocacy work (i.e. Mayors and MMCs). The organisation will further facilitate local government responses to information requests and share available municipal data upon request.

In addition, if municipal workers feel that their rights are being violated, SALGA and the SAHRC will collaborate to find resolutions of identified complaints about the protection of human rights at the local government level.

Moreover, the SAHRC commits to review and provide advice with respect to identified municipal policies aimed at promoting human rights on request; identify, monitor and assess municipalities’ observance of human rights; thus, initiate engagements and interventions on the observance of human rights by municipalities.

Accordingly, the MoA will ensure that the partnership between SALGA and the SAHRC is effectively sustained through the development and implementation of programmes. It will also strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in local government



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