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Deputy Minister Andries Nel Calls for Firm Commitment to the New Urban Agenda Implementation

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel addressed the High-level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development held in Chengdu Municipality, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China on 21 July 2017. “The late Former President Nelson Mandela said that we need creativity to develop the City’s economy, to create jobs and resources […]

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The Role of Traditional Leadership in a Constitutional Democracy

In September 2013, Cabinet approved the publication of a Bill that would pave the way for the Khoisan people to be recognised. The Bill makes statutory provisions for the recognition of the Khoisan and also addresses limitations of existing legislation relating to traditional leadership and governance. The Bill will contribute to the NDP’s key target […]

Do You Qualify for Free Basic Services?

Free basic service is defined as the minimum amount of basic levels of services, provided on a day to day basis, sufficient to cover or cater for the basic needs of the poor households. Various sector departments have set minimum standards outlining basic amount of services or quantity to be supplied to the indigents with […]

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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…)

​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…)

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…)

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

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DTA
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....

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MISA
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)...

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

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CoGTA Over the Years