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The provincial branch of the local government organisation will meet to find ways of improving the lives of residents and elect a new executive committee.
THE South African Local Government Association (Salga) is to meet to try to find solutions how to improve standards of living in Gauteng over the next five years.

The association will hold its provincial conference in Tshwane on 28 and 29 July, with the theme “Reigniting the quest for municipal and social cohesion towards a better standard of living”. At the meeting, newly elected local government councillors will discuss service delivery plans for their term of office, and a new provincial executive committee will be elected.

Salga Gauteng creates a platform for the province’s political leadership to deliberate and resolve on future programmes. The provincial conference is regarded as one of the organisation’s main events, with the primary objective for leaders to share and learn from one another how to improve standards of living.

At the next conference, Salga will report on the state of the organisation in previous term of office; report on its financials; adopt a provincial business plan for the 2011/2012 financial year; deliberate on topical issues affecting the province; and elect a new leadership.

Municipalities and companies are invited to exhibit at the venue for the two days, displaying their products and services, and networking with their counterparts. For more information regarding the conference and booking an exhibition stall, contact Malebo Tau, the Salga Gauteng communications and marketing officer, on 011 726 1169 or email mtau@salga.org.za.

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