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DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COLLABORATES ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Western Cape Government | 9 May 2024


The Department of Local Government, in collaboration with the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) , Western Cape South African Local Government and Association (SALGA) ,and the  Western Cape Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA), is hosting a series of skills development workshops designed to enhance municipal capacities across the province.


Scheduled for May 9th and 10th, 2024, these workshops mark a significant stride toward strengthening local government institutions and nurturing professional advancement within municipalities. Delving into crucial aspects delineated in Chapter 5 of the recently promulgated Municipal Staff Regulations, topics will encompass integrated development planning, skills audits, and capacity-building initiatives.


Complementing these workshops is the rollout of the Enhanced Gapskill System, a digital platform aimed at facilitating skills analysis and competency mapping within municipalities. Initially piloted in select municipalities such as the City of Cape Town Metro, West Coast District, and Laingsburg Municipality, this innovative tool represents a substantial leap toward data-driven decision-making and talent management.


"Certainly, by the end of this workshop, our aim is for municipalities to be significantly better equipped to institutionalize Skills Development, fostering programs that directly impact service delivery, all for the betterment of our Western Cape citizens," emphasized Deputy Director Training and Coordination, Ms. Zanele Mtyoko.


The workshop's first day was a success.  Presenters and participants alike enjoyed exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation. They explored a variety of topics, with each individual contributing valuable insights. It was a fantastic start, and everyone is eagerly anticipating what the rest of the workshop has in store.


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