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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting

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Cabinet met on Wednesday, 23 May 2018, at Tuynhuis, Cape Town. Issues In The Environment 1.1 Gender Based Violence (GBV) Cabinet strongly condemns the violence against women and children.   The most recent cases of Nonkululeko Mpanza and Nompumelelo Mhlongo in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni; Katlego Joja, in Mamelodi, Tshwane; Promise Mthembu in KwaZulu Natal; and Jabulile […]

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List of Dysfunctional and Distressed Municipalities

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During the 2018 CoGTA budget vote, Minister Zweli Mkhize announced a list of 87 priority municipalities that were identified as distressed or dysfunctional requiring urgent intervention. Those municipalities are the following: MUNICIPALITY District Municipality National Treasury Dept of Cooperative Governance simplified Revenue Section 139 CoGTA Ministerial Priorities MISA VBS1 Joint CoGTA/NT Priorities 1 Makana Sarah […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize welcomes the Auditor General Report

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the audit improvements in some municipalities and expressed serious concern about those that have regressed, in light of the 2016/17 audit report released by the Auditor General (AG) today, 22 May 2018. The audit outcome reflects the results for the first […]

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COGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Convened the MINMEC Meeting

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Today, Departments: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize convened the MINMEC meeting attended by various provincial CoGTA MECs. The meeting looked at the work of COGTA including interventions to assist dysfunctional municipalities & work related to the Department of Traditional Affairs.  

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CoGTA Minister , Dr Zweli Mkhize, Convenes MINMEC Meeting

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will today, 18 May 2018 convene the CoGTA MINMEC meeting to be attended by Provincial CoGTA MECs.  The meeting will look at the work of COGTA including interventions to assist dysfunctional and distressed municipalities and work related to the Department of Traditional Affairs. […]

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Address by the Hon Mr Andries Nel at the Celebration of Europe Day at the Embassy of the European Union in Tshwane

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Address by the Hon Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (responsible for Provincial and Local Government) at the celebration of Europe Day at the Embassy of the European Union in Tshwane on  9 May 2018   Your Excellency, Ambassador Marcus Cornaro, Ambassador of the European Union to South Africa, […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize will participate in the 5th Strategic Growth Forum Africa 2018 Panel Discussion

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will on 10 May 2018 participate in a panel discussion at the 5th Strategic Growth Forum Africa 2018 in Sandton Convention Centre which will discuss broad opportunities and challenges facing the cities. The media is invited to the panel discussion session which takes […]

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Address by Minister Zweli Mkhize during the Launch of the Biography of the late Dr Chota Motala

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Address by Hon Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs during the launch of the biography of the late Dr Chota Motala, Colin Webb Hall, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg Campus 05 May 2018 Programme Director, Hon Yunus Carrim The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Hon Willies Mchunu MECs UKZN DVC for Research Prof Ramjugernath Ms Rabia […]