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Welcome to LGSETA

The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) provides an environment to facilitate the training and up skilling of various employees and people involved in local government structures, as well as unemployed South Africans.

This entails creating and implementing a variety of skills development interventions such as, the Sector Skills Plan (SSP) and learning programmes aimed at local government employees and others working within the sphere such as traditional leaders and ward councillors.

As a developing country, South Africa’s workforce plays a key role in service delivery hence, the importance of having a skilled and capable workers cannot be overemphasised; not only does it improve the lives of South Africans, but it also assists local government structures in meeting their constitutional mandate.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build Local Governments’ ability to meet its development needs by engaging innovative training methods, effective capacity building frameworks and building strategic partnerships. 

To be a SETA of excellence, facilitating skills development at Local Government across South Africa.

The LGSETA would have achieved its vision when the following happens:

  • The LGSETA delivers learners beyond the expectations of the stakeholder (DHET) year-on-year;
  • Learners are certified within the prescribed time frames;
  • The Local Government sector recognises LGSETA qualifications;
  • Stakeholders collaborate with the LGSETA in the development of Local Government sector skills and new and relevant qualifications;
  • Learners either gain meaningful employment or build businesses;
  • LGSETA employees are motivated to work for the organisation;
  • LGSETA operations are responsive and systems-led;
  • The LGSETA has developed a cadre of staff serving the nation and delivering on its promises to the stakeholders; and
  • There is alignment between the Sector Skills Plan, LGSETA Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan. 

As the LGSETA is envisioning a greater future, its values are:

  1. Service Excellence
  2. Passion
  3. Integrity
  4. Collaboration
  5. Engagement
  6. Empowerment

Latest Posts

SALGA Hosts its North West Provincial Members Association (PMA) Meeting

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) hosted its North West Provincial Members Association (PMA) meeting in January 2020. The event was held over two days, and the programme included an array of speakers as well as panel discussions. The LGSETA was part of the agenda and presented its role as a partner and stakeholder in the local government sector. Using the platform, the LGSETA shared with the delegates its mandate, interventions it has rolled out in the province, successes as well as limitations in implementation within the province.     


From numerous stakeholder engagement activities that were held by the LGSETA North West provincial office, the office has earned numerous achievements. The SALGA relationship is also one of the many positive outcomes which are yielding positive results. From the PMA involvement, the LGSETA is becoming a standard agenda item in numerous governance structures in municipalities.  


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Important Local Government sector related speeches