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

Province Venue Date Time
North West Civic Centre – Ballroom Hall, Cnr Bram Fischer and Emily Hobhouse, Klerksdorp. 26 January 2016 10H00
Gauteng LGSETA Auditorium, 47 van Buuren Road, Bedfordview 27 January 2016 10H00
Northern Cape SALGA Northern Cape, Block Two, Montrio Corporate Park, 10 Oliver Road, Monument Heights, Kimberley, 8301 27 January 2016 10H00
Free State Bram Fischer Building, Mangaung Metro Municipality, Rose Hall A, Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein, 9300 28 January 2016 10H00
KwaZulu Natal Office of the Premier Training Academy in Umbilo, 321 ZK Matthews Glenwood Durban 29 January 2016 10H00
Limpopo Mopani SE TVET College, Cnr Combretum and Haarlem Street, Phalaborwa, 1390 08 February 2016 10H00
Western Cape City of Cape Town, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, 5th Floor Podium, Banquet Hall, Civic Centre 12 February 2016 10H00
Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality City Hall Auditorium, Port Elizabeth 15 February 2016 10H00
Mpumalanga Gert Sibande District Municipality, Cnr Joubert and Oosthuizen Street, Ermelo, 2350 17 February 2016 10H00

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