Office of the Premier

The Eastern Cape Office of the Premier is the sole shareholder of ECSECC. The mission of the Office of the Premier is to ensure responsive, integrated and sustainable service delivery to all in the Eastern Cape through strategic leadership, critical interventions and coordinated effective provincial government.

The constitutional mandate of the Premier provides the Premier and the Executive Council the authority over a province by implementing provincial legislation in the province; implementing all national legislation within the functional areas listed in Schedule 4, except where the Constitution or an Act of Parliament provides otherwise; administering national legislation outside the functional areas listed in Schedules 4 and 5, that which has been assigned to the provincial executive in terms of an Act of Parliament; developing and implementing provincial policy; coordinating the functions of the provincial administration and its departments; preparing and initiating provincial legislation; and performing any other function assigned to the provincial executive in terms of the Constitution or an Act of Parliament.

The strategic goals of the Premier are to coordinate institutional transformation of the provincial government towards the building of a developmental state; coordinate and integrate service delivery in the province; strengthen good governance, cooperative governance and public participation; and position the Office of the Premier as a strategic leader and effective centre of coordination of service delivery in the province. 

ECSECC reports to the Office of the Premier on a quarterly basis. 

Office of the Premier Contact details
Telephone: (040) 609 6626
Fax: (040) 609 6607 / 086 260 6718

Physical address: Office of the Premier Building, Independence Avenue, Bhisho
Postal: Private Bag X0047, Bhisho, 5605

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

(SALGA) is an autonomous association of municipalities with its mandate derived from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. This mandate defines SALGA as the voice and sole representative of local government. SALGA interfaces with parliament, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), cabinet as well as provincial legislatures. The association is a unitary body with a membership of 278 municipalities, with its national office based in Pretoria and offices in all nine provinces.

SALGAs mandate can be divided into four key areas:

  • Advice and support - policy analysis, research and monitoring, knowledge exchange and support to members
  • Representation - stakeholder engagement; lobbying on behalf of local government in relation to national policies and legislation
  • Act as an employer body - collective bargaining on behalf of our members; capacity building and municipal human resources
  • Strategic Profiling - building the profile and image of local government locally and internationally

SALGA Eastern Cape contact details:

Telephone: (043) 727 1150
Fax: (043) 7271156/67

Physical Address:
Berea Terrace Office Bldg
First Floor Suite 3
East London




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