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Voice of Local Government


Twitter Guide For Local Government

Rodney Weidemann on how Twitter can be a valuable platform for local government employees to enhance their presence in communities.

Local Government’s Biggest Projects

Since the turn of democracy and the establishment of the present-day local government system in 2000, South Africa has made monumental leaps in building first-rate infrastructure, establishing better public transport systems and kick-starting local economic development, writes Dale Hes.

A Word from Parliament

With the 2016 National Budget Speech on everyone’s lips, Nomawethu Xali shares what the South African Local Government Association is doing to bring about positive change in the sector.

Parties Commit to New Charter

The South African Local Government Association and the Moral Regeneration Movement are leading SA’s political parties in pledging to uphold good values and ethics this coming elections.

Government Pushes Forward the Nine-Point Plan During Imbizo Focus Week

According to a media statement issued by Government Communications and Information Systems, government opened the national Imbizo Focus Week in Ga- Seleka Village, Lephalale Municipality in the Limpopo Province, earlier this month.

A Word From Parliament

While SALGA participated extensively in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), a highlight of this involvement was President Jacob Zuma's annual address to the NCOP.

President Zuma Sends Condolences on the Passing of Former UN Secretary-General

President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences on the sad passing of the former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Mr Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who passed away at the age of 93, on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt.

SA Better Off After 15 Years of Development and Democracy

Phakama Mbonambi looks back at the past 15 years, highlighting the remarkable achievements of local government.

SA’s Universities Must Avoid Protests in 2016

A presidential task team has warned of four key factors that could lead to potential protests early in 2016 and states that universities ‘need to prepare’.


The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is a national representative of local government sectors and their employees. Picasso Headline, proudly part of the Times Media 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



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ISSUE 19 2016
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ISSUE 17 2016
ISSUE 15 2015
ISSUE 14 2015
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