View Full Version : SALGA - South African Local Government Association

04-17-2012, 03:07 PM
Salga is a listed public entity, established in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act, 1973 (Act 61 of 1973), and recognised by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of the Organised Local Government Act, 1997 (Act 52 of 1997) [PDF] .

Salga represents local government on numerous intergovernmental forums such as the President's Coordinating Council, Minister and MECs (MinMec) forum, the Budget Forum, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and the Financial and Fiscal Commission.

Salga aims, among other things, to:

transform local government to enable it to fulfil its developmental role
enhance the role of provincial local government associations as provincial representatives and consultative bodies on local government
raise the profile of local government
ensure full participation of women in local government
act as the national employers’ organisation for municipal and provincial member employers
provide legal assistance to its members, using its discretion in connection with matters that affect employee relations.

Salga is funded through a combination of sources, including a national government grant, membership fees from provincial and local government associations that are voluntary members, and donations from the donor community for specific projects.

Source (http://www.info.gov.za/aboutgovt/locgovt/salga.htm)