Hotel Express Card *

Hotel Express International takes great pleasure in offering our services to ILGM. ILGM members will receive a 10% discount on annual membership fees.  Hotel Express International (HEI) is an international hotel discount program and since inception we have provided around 3.5 million travellers with discounts of up to 50% at more than 100 000 hotels in 135 countries.

ILGM Retirement Fund

Legal Helpline *

The legal advisor of the iLGM is available to provide telephonic legal support to members.

Informal Coaching and Mentoring *

If you need career assistance or advice on specific work related issues, other members can help.  

Personal Profiling *

Members who want to profile themselves in the industry, can make use of various opportunities within the iLGM to do so.  

Employment Opportunities *

Members who are in need of employment opportunities are welcome to place a free of charge advertisement in our eBulletin, using our media department as a contact point for respondents.

Boardrooms *

The secretariat in Johannesburg has two boardrooms that are available to members for meetings.

Adjudication Services **

Many of our members are qualified to act as expert adjudicators on municipal issues.

Lobby Services ***

The President and NEC of the iLGM are responsible for driving industry lobby actions.

Interim Managers and Engineers (Civil and Electrical) ****

We have access to a large number of working and retired managers and engineers with many years of municipal experience that are available for interim assignments.

Staff Advertising *

You can advertise vacancies at no charge in the eBulletin of the iLGM.

Custom Workshops **

If you believe you and others need to understand or debate a particular industry issue, the iLGM secretariat can assist with arrangements for a custom workshop or conference.  

* Free service for occasional use

** Fee to be negotiated

*** Free if pursued by office bearers, commercial option is available.

**** 15% placement fees applies

In line with its established principles of accessibility and representativity, the Institute has a number of membership categories to attract members from a broad base while maintaining focus on its core business. Through special non-core category membership it is also aimed to recognise excellence in local government. Set out below are various categories of membership and requirements applicable to each category: 

Full member

Applicants must occupy senior managerial positions in local government. The requirement that applicants should possess a three year post matric academic qualification was suspended for an indefinite period. A full member has full voting rights and can be voted into office. The applicable admission and membership fees are determined by the Institute's National Executive Council from time to time.

Student member

The student category is intended for persons who are registered for a course at a recognised educational institution. Such a course should be related to a managerial or administrative career in local government. Student members have no voting rights but may use the Institute's facilities and benefit from training programmes available from time to time.

Fellow member

This membership category is intended for full members who have rendered exceptional service to the Institute or local governance in general. The Institute bestows it on such members in recognition of their services.

Honorary member

The honorary membership is for non-members of the Institute who have rendered exceptional service. This membership is also bestowed by the Institute.

Special Category member

This membership is intended to cater for people not necessarily employed in local government but who are interested in the activities of the iLGM. It also caters for members of professional institutes or organisations outside South Africa which promote objectives similar to those of the ILGM.

Affiliate Members

Affiliate Membership is intended for companies or organisations that will want to market their products or services to the members of the institute. It is also a suitable category for not for profit organisations and NGOs that will wants to interface with the iLGM or its constituency

I, the undersigned, pledge to uphold the values of the Institute and to conduct myself in my professional and private capacity in a manner, that is a credit to both the Institute as well as the profession of local government management as a whole. In doing this l shall:

be committed to:

  • Uphold the Republic's and the Institute's Constitution and all other legislation.
  • Efficient, effective and democratic local governance, believing in the worth of local government and a sense of community responsibility.
  • A belief that local governments exist to serve the best interests of their communities.
  • Ensure that the roles of elected representatives and officials do not overlap.
  • The separate but complimentary roles of elected representatives and management.
  • A high standard of professionalism.

uphold the following personal values:

  • Honesty, Propriety and integrity.
  • Objectivity, Independence and Impartiality.
  • Respect for Privacy.
  • Competence and Duty of Care.
  • Loyalty.

conform to the following:

  • Act in the best interest of the public, fellow members of the Institute, employers and colleagues.
  • Promote local government as a respected and reputable profession.
  • Demonstrate professional competence and management skill.
  • Desist from any fraudulent and/or dishonourable practice and not to consider or accept any covert reward of profit.
  • Observe a strict professional detachment from electioneering or partisan political activity associated directly or indirectly with local government.

Fellow Members

  • Adv. Rudolf Bosman
  • Edward de Kock
  • Len Dekker
  • Gerhard Ras

Honorary Members

  • Mike Kimberley
  • Raymond Smithwick