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Minister Mkhize to Address FNB Academy for Municipal Excellence Workshop

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will deliver the keynote address at the First National Bank (FNB) Academy for Municipal Excellence workshop aimed at promoting efficiency and excellence in local government. The initiative is a collaborative effort between First National Bank and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional […]

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Minister Mkhize Welcomes New MISA CEO

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the approval by Cabinet of the appointment of Mr Goodman Ntandazo Vimba as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). MISA is an agency under the Ministry Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) mandated to provide […]

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Intimidation and Threats Against Audit Managers at EThekwini and Msunduzi Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has received an urgent request from the Auditor-General (AG) to urgently intervene and deal with the intimidation of audit managers at eThekwini and Msunduzi municipalities. The AG, Mr Kimi Makwetu has requested Minister Mkhize to urgently intervene, as the Office of the Auditor-General has […]

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Minister Mkhize has noted with Concern the AG Report Showing Regression in some of the Municipalities

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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 to present APP to the Select Committee

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On Tuesday 22 May, Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Deputy Ministers, Mr Obed Bapela and Mr Andries Nel will lead the CoGTA team to present the Annual Performance Plan (APP) to the Select Committee. The briefing to the Select Committee will take place as follows: Date: 22 May 2018 Time: 10h00 Venue: S12A, Ground […]

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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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Minister Zweli Mkhize Returns to Keiskammahoek for a Feedback Meeting with Stakeholders and Communities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will this Sunday, 13 May 2018, return to Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape to meet the communities and various stakeholders in Amahlathi Local Municipality. The meeting follows the visit of Minister in Keiskammahoek where he addressed communities and and made commitment to return […]

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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 […]