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State of Disaster Regulations to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Gazetted: Infographics

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With government having declared a national state of disaster amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has gazetted regulations aimed at containing the spread. This comes after the Minister in recent days consulted her colleagues in Cabinet and the relevant stakeholders, in terms of section 3 of the […]

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Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

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Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. The viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold. A new coronavirus was identified in China associated with an outbreak of pneumonia. This virus is the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), which has resulted […]

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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, among others, that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]

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Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Convenes a Special MINMEC on COVID-19

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on Friday, 20 March 2020 convene a meeting with Members of Provincial Executive Councils Meeting (MinMEC). This meeting is part of the ongoing stakeholders engagement following the declaration of the state of national disaster by the President. The MinMec meeting follows […]

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Drought Declared a National Disaster

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, declared South Africa a national disaster area. The announcement came through a notice in the Government Gazette issued on Wednesday, 4 March 2020.   Announcing the declaration, the Minister stated that the considering the impact of persisting drought conditions in many parts of […]

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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]