Local government’s “2017-2022 Vision” will be one of the main issues that will be discussed at the next South African Local Government Association’s (Salga) national conference towards the end of this year.
The conference will not only elect the new leadership, but will, among others, also look into the role Salga plays on the national and international arena.
National Chairperson, Thabo Manyoni, says some of Salga’s duties has been to assist other countries to establish local government structures, particularly on the African continent.
Speaking at a media briefing in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, Manyoni explains that the intention of the “2017-2022 Local Government Vision” is to critically look into Salga’s performance pertaining to various issues.
“These are issues such as Eskom, the Auditor-General, municipal debt and also the dynamics that have been playing out in local government. These matters also include the following, among others, the sustainability of cities and towns, Integrated Urban Development Framework, the migration to cities, and the mitigation and adaptation pertaining to issues of climate change. Some of the other issues that will be discussed are matters pertaining to human settlements and the movement of people and goods.”