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COGTA Condemns Initiation Death in the Eastern Cape  

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is saddened by the untimely passing of two initiates in the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province and sends sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. In many communities young men embark on this sacred path towards adulthood with the hope […]


Deputy Ministers Nel and Thabethe Visit CWP Sites in Erasmus, Pretoria

Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel and Deputy Minister for Small Business Development Ms Elizabeth Thabethe conferred certificates to Community Work Programme (CWP) participants who completed training in various fields such as construction, agriculture, catering, youth development in soccer, cultural performance, upholstery, art and sewing.   Speaking at this event, Deputy […]


Municipal Demarcation Board Conference 2016

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) welcomes the first ever Demarcation and Spatial Transformation conference by the Municipal Demarcation Board to be held between 23rd and 24th June 2016. The Municipal Demarcation Board is an independent authority responsible for the determination of municipal boundaries. The Board’s status as an independent authority is […]

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Local Government Audit Outcomes MFMA 2014-15

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5 Pillars of Back 2 Basics

Institutional Capacity : There has to be a focus will be on building strong municipal administrative systems and processes. It includes ensuring that administrative positions are filled with competent and committed people whose performance is closely monitored. (more…)

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​Building Capabilities

Sound financial management is integral to the success of local government. National Treasury has legislated standards and reporting requirements, and based on our monitoring of the indicators, we will identify the key areas emerging from the profiles and partner with National Treasury to support the remedial process. (more…)

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Sound Financial Management

Good governance is at the heart of the effective functioning of municipalities. Municipalities will be constantly monitored and evaluated on their ability to carry out the following basics: (more…)

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Good Governance
  • CoGTA will support the development and implementation of comprehensive infrastructure and maintenance plans in municipalities, with at least 7% of operational budgets going to maintenance of infrastructure. This will include infrastructure audits.


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​Delivering Basic Services

Measures will be taken to ensure that municipalities engage with their communities. We will enforce compliance with the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act on community participation. Municipalities must develop affordable and efficient communication systems to communicate regularly with communities and disseminate urgent information. (more…)

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Putting People First



Vision: An integrated, responsive and highly effective governance system, including communities, to achieve sustainable development and improved service delivery.



About us: The establishment of the Department of Traditional Affairs was approved by Cabinet on 5 March 2008. The former Department of Provincial and Local Government was given a mandate deriving from the....



The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a national government component constituted in terms of Section 7(2) Schedule 3 of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended)...



Purpose: To promote an integrated and co-ordinated system of disaster prevention, mitigation and risk management...


CoGTA Over the Years