DCoG Acting DG Charles Nwaila and Sanlam’s Group Market Chief Executive Mr Themba Mvusi signed the MoU in Sandton

DCoG and Santam Enter Phase Two of a Winning Local Government Partnership

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On Monday, 10 July 2017, the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) officially kicked off phase two of its public-private partnership with a short-term insurer Santam. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between government and Santam today at a ceremony held in Sandton, Johannesburg. Director-General acting for DCoG, Dr Charles Nwaila, accompanied by senior executives […]


Do You Qualify for Free Basic Services?

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Free basic service is defined as the minimum amount of basic levels of services, provided on a day to day basis, sufficient to cover or cater for the basic needs of the poor households. Various sector departments have set minimum standards outlining basic amount of services or quantity to be supplied to the indigents with […]


Customary Initiation Bill approved by Cabinet

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Pretoria – Cabinet has approved the publication of the Customary Initiation Bill. The Bill seeks to protect, promote and regulate the customary initiation practices. “Once approved, the Bill will provide acceptable norms and standards in conducting these customary practices. It will deal with the abuse of the initiation practice, which has seen a number of young […]


The Transformative Power of the Integrated Urban Development Framework

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The IUDF is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Departments Of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA). The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved living conditions for […]


Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires amongst others municipalities to develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]