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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

To build local governments’ ability to meet its developmental needs through innovative approaches, effective capacity-building and strategic partnerships. 

A highly-skilled and capable local government.

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

  1. Passionate
  2. Responsive
  3. Ethical
  4. Agile
  5. Collaborative
  6. Engaging

Latest Posts


Over the past few months, South Africans have had to adapt to a new normal. Staying at home to help contain the virus has meant changing how we structure our day and go about living our lives. COVID-19 has also changed how we work and use technology to bridge the distance between us. The LGSETA Limpopo Provincial Office set the tone amidst the pandemic by being the first provincial office to host its first virtual SDF Forum.

The coordination of the District SDF Forum presented a few challenges for the provincial office. As this was a learning curve, the SDFs concerns for not attending the meetings ranged from the fear of technology and using the electronic mediums as a tool for engagement. However, the team were patient and ready to step in to help with the challenges that arose.