Media Statements

The passing on of Nkosi L D Mtirara of the AbaThembu Kingship

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) learned with shock and dismay of the sudden passing on of Nkosi Daludumo Mtirara. Nkosi Daludumo together with AbaThembu royal family, was instrumental in ensuring unity and development of the kingship. The kingship has a duty to unite and ensure that it renders the services expected […]

DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

Summer Initiation Season

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  The Department of Traditional Affairs has begun with the preparations for the 2016 summer initiation season. The summer initiation is held in some provinces such as Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape and the North West. Although the initiation season has started in some provinces, some will start immediately after the end of the 2016 […]


DTA Tender – 2016

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DTA Tender -2016 Bid no (T) 01/2016 Appointment of an external professional service provider for the constitution of Houses of Traditional Leaders and Traditional Councils in Provinces: Terms of office 2017-2022.¬†DTA Tenders No 01  

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Understanding Traditional Leadership Structures

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In terms of Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Act 2009 (Act 23 of 2009), the structure of the institution of traditional leadership comprises of different levels of traditional leadership spread across eight provinces namely; Queenship/Kingship; principal traditional leadership; senior traditional leadership and headmen/headwomen. These traditional leadership levels are guided by the principle of customs […]