As a local government sector education and training authority, LGSETA creates and implements various
innovative skills development interventions aimed at assisting local government employees, the unemployed
and other people such as ward councillors and traditional leaders working within the structures of local
We focus our efforts on ensuring that the way in which learners are trained and educated fulfils the requirements of the local government sector.
Re-established by the Minister of Higher Education and Training for the period of 2011 – 2016, and terms of the Skills Development Act No.97 of 1998 – LGSETA, is one of 21 such SETA’s in the country. It falls under the executive authority structure of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
At LGSETA, we work closely with our stakeholders to enhance training and education. They include the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) and the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU).