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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

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LGSETA and Department of Small Business Development (DSBD)

LGSETA and Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and formalise their relations

We are proud to announce that the LGSETA and the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the National Local Economic Development Conference 2017. 

The DSBD and the LGSETA, share the vision to support local government to function efficiently and effectively, support “best practice” skills development for Small Business, Civil Society Organizations 


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