South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Contact Details

Physical: Menlyn Corporate Park, Block B, 175 Corobay Avenue, Cnr Garsfontein & Corobay, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria
Postal: PO Box 2094, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 369 8000
Fax: 012 369 8001


The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is the constitutionally mandated organisation responsible for local government oversight. SALGA performs two key strategic roles within the system of government: as protector, robustly enforcing the rights of the local government sector; and constructively disrupting areas of existing systems that make it impossible for local government to deliver on its mandate.

The 2017-2022 strategy is premised on the fact that local government is the closest sector to the people and needs to be empowered, resourced and capacitated to assume its critical role in delivering quality services. SALGA aims to ensure that local government realises/achieves spatial justice and social cohesion through integrated management of space, economies and people. This would be achieved through the three strategic goals that have been identified as follows: sustainable, inclusive economic growth and spatial transformation; good governance and resilient municipal institutions; and financial sustainability of local government and greater fiscal equity.

For SALGA to realise the impact on the three identified goals, enabling priorities were identified as follows: ICT – ensuring local government is benefitting from technological developments to provide better and more efficient services; data intelligence – providing indicators and data to enable empirical-based planning, governance and overall decision-making; innovation – exploring new and better ways of delivering services; research and knowledge management – by examining the best practices from around the world, local government can draw on global expertise to inform its own practices; capacity building via the SALGA Centre for Leadership and Governance (SCLG) – transforming municipal administrations into learning organisations that solve problems, experiment with new approaches, and learn from past experiences and others; IGR advocacy and structured engagement – ensuring that local government is fully represented at various levels, including the National Council of Provinces, various parliamentary committees, and intergovernmental relations; strategic partnerships – identifying organisations and programmes that will assist SALGA and local government to achieve shared developmental goals; and strategic profiling – serving as a platform for conversations about local government and educational initiatives.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr P Tau
Chief Executive Officer
Mr X George

Mr Parks Tau
Deputy Chairperson:
Ms Zandile Gumede
Mr Sebenzile Ngangelizwe
Ms Lindiwe Ntshalintshali
National Executive Committee Members:
Mr Memory Booysen
Mr Gibson Chirwa
Ald Anton Coestee
Mr Deon De Vos
Ms Nombulelo Hermans
Mr Mpho Khunou
Mr Mxolisi Koyo
Ms Xanthea Limberg
Mr David Magabe
Mr TJ Makolomakwa
Mr Robert Mashego
Ms Dudu Mazibuko
Ms Nomakhosazana Meth
Mr Bongile Mhaleni
Ms Olly Mlamleli
Ms Busisiwe Modisakeng
Ms Maria Fetsang Mokati
Ms Sofia Mosikatsi
Mr Mluleki Ndobe
Mr Thami Ngubane
Ms Thembi Nkadimeng
Ms Florence Radzelane
Ms Jesta Sidwell
Mr Bhekumzi Stofile
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Xolile George
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Nceba Mqoqi
Senior Management:
Mr Ashraf Adam (Executive Director: Economic Development and Planning)
Ms Jean de la Harpe (Executive Director: Municipal Infrastructure Services)
Mr Simphiwe Dzengwa (Executive Director: Municipal Finance)
Mr Lance Joel (Executive Manager: Parliamentary Affairs)
Ms Mirriam Lehlokoa (Executive Director: Community Development)
Mr Seana Nkhahle (Executive Manager: Office of the CEO)
Mr Rio Nolutshungo (Executive Director: Municipal Institutional Development)
Ms Lorette Tredoux (Executive Director: Governance and Intergovernmental Relations)
Communications Officers:
Sivuyile Mbambato (Media Relations Officer)
Mr Tahir Sema

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assets187 827192 440146 65890 858
Non-Current Assets35 45432 14131 98830 363
Total Assets223 281224 581178 646121 221
Current Liabilities78 904107 25778 71572 748
Non-Current Liabilities5 7535 8237 1322 411
Total Liabilities84 658113 08085 84775 158
Total Net Assets138 623111 50192 79946 063
Total Revenue522 899502 736417 811367 634
Revenue from Exchange Transactions491 077463 512376 982322 773
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions31 82239 22440 82944 861
Total Expenditure(495 779)(484 034)(378 787)(331 793)
Employee Costs(294 042)(270 141)(195 757)(175 312)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year27 12218 70239 02535 841
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(23 903)45 37470 19840 731
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(9 176)(7 149)(8 716)(5 243)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year120 200154 449116 49855 689
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure---172
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure621278
Posts Approved491n/an/an/a
Posts Filled488428n/an/a
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