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South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA)

South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA)
Menlyn Corporate Park
Block B
175 Corobay Avenue
Cnr Garsfontein and Corobay
Waterkloof Glen ext11
Tel : +27 12 369 8000
Lien :

12 mai 2021

SALGA was established in 1996 and recognised by the Minister of the then Department of Provincial and Local Government in January 1997. Importantly, SALGA does not have statutory executive authority over its members, comprising : municipalities, Provincial Association of organised local government and associate members. SALGA’s power over its members stems from its Constitution. SALGA is a Schedule 3A Public Entity (PFMA), and as such reports to the Minister of COGTA.
SALGA exists in terms of the Organised Local Government Act (1997). The Act provides for the : 1) criteria for recognition of a national association and provincial associations ; 2) procedure for designation of National Council of Provinces (NCOP) representatives ; 3) procedure to consult with national and provincial government ; and 4) procedure to nominate representatives to the Finance and Fiscal Commission which gives organised local government a voice in setting fiscal priorities.

The White Paper on Local Government (1998) defined three core roles for a LGA :
1) Effective representation of local government in legislative and intergovernmental executive processes ;
2) being an employer’s organisation ; and
3) ensure the development of municipalities through a variety of support and development services. This framework was expanded on in the Municipal Systems Act (2000). In 2005, the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act enhanced SALGA’s role by specifying its function to represent local government in national
and provincial intergovernmental forums.

SALGA’s vision is to be an Association of municipalities that is at the cutting edge of quality and sustainable services. Its mission is to be consultative, informed, mandated, credible, accountable and provide value for money to its highly appreciated, valued and respected membership. This translates into a mandate to transform local government to enable it to fulfil its developmental mandate.

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