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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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CoGTA to Present its Budget Vote to the NCOP

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Following the presentation of the CoGTA Budget vote to the National Assembly on 15 May 2018, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will lead his portfolio to the National Council of Provinces to present the CoGTA Budget. Members of the media are kindly invited to attend and cover the Budget Vote presentation […]

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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 […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister to Attend Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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The Deputy Minister Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the South African Local Government Association Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference. The three-day conference is scheduled to take on 13 – 15 June 2018, at the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference will bring together municipalities, […]