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Voice of Local Government


National Council Of Provinces

An induction programme for members of SALGA.

How’s It Going, China?

South Africa and China have a long-standing relationship, with the recent SALGA/CPAFFC Forum building on this strong foundation, writes Rodney Weideman.

A Word From Parliament

SALGA makes its voice heard during key parliamentary debates, reports Rodney Weideman.

The Karoo: Small Towns, New Future

Many rural areas and small towns in South Africa are struggling to remain economically viable and SALGA is spearheading a drive to find holistic solutions to the problem.

The Karoo: Small Towns, New Future

Small towns are in crisis because of rapid urbanisation.

Water Technology Innovations

SALGA partners with a sister organisation in the Netherlands to help deliver on its mandate to provide municipalities with access to this precious resource, reports Shantalie Hewavasenti.

How Can We Help You?

Mwangi Githahu reflects on the two decades since service centres were established to improve the lives of citizens.

Tourism Planning Is Everybody’s Business

More than 700 stakeholders and officials from all spheres of government and the private sector attended a conference on tourism earlier this year, reports Mwangi Githahu.

Building Green Municipalities

SALGA partners with Canadian counterparts to mitigate the effects of climate change, reports Shantalie Hewavisenti.


The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is a national representative of local government sectors and their employees. Picasso Headline, proudly part of the Tiso Blackstar Group, publishes the Voice of Local Government in association with SALGA.

The Voice of Local Government aims to raise the profile of local government and the municipalities it represents as well as focusing on developmental service delivery and local government transformation.

This magazine also speaks to key decision-makers – in local, provincial and national departments – who are responsible for planning, specifying and buying, and showcasing new products and services to accelerate and streamline municipal delivery.

The Voice of Local Government magazine will feature innovative articles on:

  • Dynamic Economic Development
  • Planning and Environment
  • Social Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Municipal Services and Infrastructure
  • Human Resources Development
  • Governance
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • International Relations
  • Municipal Finance
  • Corporate Administration



Project Manager

Jerome van der Merwe


Content Manager

Raina Julies


Subscriptions Manager

Shihaam Adams


Previous Issues
ISSUE 22 2017
ISSUE 21 2017
ISSUE 20 2017
ISSUE 19 2016
ISSUE 18 2016
ISSUE 17 2016
ISSUE 15 2015



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