Resilience Needed To Fight The Effects Of Climate Change

The only way for modern cities to effectively handle climate change is through programmes to build resilience. Rodney Weidemann reports.

Municipalities To Benefit From New Project

A new project, funded jointly by the South African Local Government Association and the European Union, will help build capacity for several local municipalities.

Young Leaders In Action

SALGA celebrates the exceptional youth leaders in local government and commemorates the fallen youth of 1976. Lwando Njamela writes.

Unlocking Communication Barriers

Mwangi Githahu reveals how a media and stakeholder engagement programme is equipping municipal leaders with communication skills to foster better relations with stakeholders.

Trends In Public Infrastructure Spending

Between 1998/99 and 2016/17, the public sector spent more than  R2.7-trillion on infrastructure.

SALGA Labour Law Seminar

SALGA shared information on fair labour practice, labour relations management and performance management during the inaugural local government Labour Law Seminar.

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Where Does SA’s Energy Future Lie?

With changing customer requirements, an increased focus on renewables and a desire for improved service delivery, the country’s energy needs are changing, and Eskom will need to change too if it is to remain a key player.

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Water Is Life And Sanitation Is Dignity

During the 2018 budget vote speech, deputy minister of water and sanitation Pamela Tshwete reported that the Department of Water and Sanitation has made progress in advancing the role of women in the sector through the mentorship programme.

For Sustainability

During her budget speech earlier this year, Minister Edna Molewa shared that the environmental sector continues to be a source and facilitator of investment, job creation, entrepreneurship and skills development – in line with the key objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP).

Youth Development Beyond Youth Day

SALGA’s Youth Development Programme ensures our country’s future leaders receive year-round attention, writes Dale Hes.

The Speakers And The Spoken

A new forum enabling municipal speakers across the country to consult one another on matters of common interest should aid governance and service delivery, reports Rodney Weideman.



Voice of Local Government

Voice of Local Government The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is a national representative of local government sectors and their employees. Picasso Headline, proudly part of Arena Holdings, 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… Read more »

The Moerane Commission

The escalating killing of councillors and municipal managers in the country is a concern for SALGA.

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.

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.