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CoGTA to Visit Free State Province in Support of Interventions in Distressed Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will undertake an oversight visit to Mangaung Municipality in the Free State Province on Friday 22 June, to engage the provincial government and municipalities on intervention programmes to support distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The visit forms part of the CoGTA Back to Basics […]

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CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize’s Message of Support at the Funeral of Queen Mother of Amampondo Asenyandeni

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize delivered the national government message of support and condolence at the funeral of the Queen Mother Fikelephi Bongolethu Ndamase of AmaMpondo AseNyandeni today, which was attended by dignitaries from government, political parties, traditional leaders and South African royal houses. The minister was representing the national government […]

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How to Save Energy at Home!

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Winter is here and this year temperatures have dropped significantly across the country.  In an attempt to keep warm, the use of heaters, stoves and other forms of heat generation increases resulting in high energy costs. Have you thought of what you can do to save energy at home this Winter? According to Eskom, the […]

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Address By the Deputy Minister Of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, At The Western Cape Minister and Mayors’ Forum

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE & TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL, AT THE  WESTERN CAPE MINISTER AND MAYORS’ FORUM, on  “The Future of Local Government: Building Resilient Towns, Cities and Communities,” Overstrand, 05 June 2018     Programme Director, MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Mr Anton Bredell, MEC […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela to Deliver Keynote Address at the China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation Event

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Mr. Obed Bapela, will deliver a key note address at the research seminar on opportunities and challenges of China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation on 08 June 2018. The main objective of the seminar will be to examine China – Africa industrialisation into the future. The seminar is […]

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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.