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CoGTA Minister to Host Brics Sectoral Meeting

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will host BRICS Ministers responsible for local government and disaster management as well as mayors and other local government practitioners under the auspices of the BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Urbanisation Forum, in East London on 28 June through to the […]

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COGTA to Work with Moral Regeneration Movement to Promote Ethical Leadership in Local Government

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has met with the leader of Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM), Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, last night to discuss possible collaboration to instill ethical leadership in local government. Minister Mkhize expressed concerns over the killing of councillors and the violent nature of community protests which […]

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CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize Briefed by 14 Municipalities with Investments in VBS Mutual Bank

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize today (19 June 2018), met with the Mayors and Municipal Managers of the 14 municipalities which invested funds in the VBS Mutual Bank. The meeting follows the commitment that Minister made during the presentation of his budget vote that CoGTA will engage these municipalities. […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Attend the Vision 2030 Summit

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel will on 20 June 2018, attend and address the Vision 2030 Summit to be held in Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. The summit was initially endorsed by the National Planning Commission whose objective is to  rally the nation around a common set of objectives and priorities […]

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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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Minister Mkhize Outlines Government’s Plan for Municipalities Owing Eskom to SCOPA

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Today, 14 June 2018, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, as the chairperson of the Inter-ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on Electricity Eticulation and Distribution  briefed the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) about government’s plans to resolve the challenge of debt owed to Eskom by municipalities for bulk electricity.  The minister was […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Visit Umhlathuze Municipality

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Deputy Minister, Mr Andries Nel will visit Umhlathuze Municipality on the 14 and 15 June 2018. In line with the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), the Department of Cooperative Governance with its partners designed an Intermediate City Municipalities programme that provides support to enable them to respond to the […]