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

We are on a mission to partner with our strategic stakeholders to create a pool of local government skills, relevant for effective and efficient service delivery and economic prosperity of our local communities across South Africa.

To be the lead SETA by facilitating skills development at municipal level across South Africa.

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


LGSETA Forges closer cooperation with Vaal University of Technology to enhance Skills Training

LGSETA recently established a partnership with the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) to develop and implement a training intervention programme as well as to, advance research and training capacity to promote the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDSIII).

One of the important aspects of the National Skills development strategy is to promote partnerships between employers, public education institutions such as VUT, private training providers and Setas.


Media Releases

LGSETA and VUT Partner to Avert Possible water Crisis



Important Local Government sector related speeches



Important Milestones throughout the year


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Provincial Stakeholder Sessions SETA Landscape Consultation

The LGSETA would like to remind all Levy-paying stakeholders that the online submission in now open for submissions of the WSP and ATR. The following documents must be completed and submitted electronically on the LGSETA online submission system which is accessible from the website or the link below: http://www.lgsetawsponline.org.za/Default.aspx.                                                                                                                    

  • ATR 2015/2016
  • PIVOTAL Report 2016/2017
  • WSP 2016/2017
  • Pivotal Plan 2016/2017      

For more information, contact the LGSETA offices on 011 456 8562.


LGSETA hereby advices all levy paying stakeholders that the Sector Skills Planning Unit will be working extended hours to assist with the WSP-ATR 2016 submissions on the following dates:  

  • 29 April 2016       8 am - 12 am (midnight)
  • 30 April 2016       9 am - 4 pm

For Technical Support during this period, please us on 011 456 8562 or via email: wspatr@lgseta.org.za 




SETA Grants and Workplace Skills Plan & Annual Training Report Workshops Schedule

Province City Date Contact details
North West Rustenburg 03 February 2016 Tel: 011 456 8579
Gauteng Johannesburg 04 February 2016 Tel: 011 456 8579
Northern Cape Upington 16 February 2016 Tel: 051 448 2481
Free State Bloemfontein 12 February 2015 Tel: 051 448 2481
KwaZulu Natal Durban 23 February 2016 Tel:031 337 9085/9178
Limpopo Phalaborwa 09 February 2016 Tel: 012 341 3324/5/6
Western Cape Beaufort West 03 March 2016 Tel: 021 686 7081/2
Eastern Cape East London 10 February 2016 Tel: 043 726 2404
Mpumalanga Nelspruit 18 February 2016 Tel: 012 341 3324/5/6