Intermediate Cities Programme Workshop Paves Way for IUDF Implementation

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On Wednesday 15 November, the Intermediate Cities Programme workshop took place in Birchwood Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni. The workshop brought together Intermediate City Municipalities, provincial COGTAs, Technical Steering Committee members as well as invited experts. The Integrated Urban Development Framework highlights the important roles that intermediate or secondary cities play within regional economies. While […]


Local Government Says NO to Corruption!

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The most widely accepted definition of ‘Corruption’ is that it is a practice of abusing public office/funds for private gain. Consequences of Corruption can be far reaching and can hinder people’s access to basic services and economic opportunities. Rampant corruption erodes all tenants of a progressive democracy. For South Africa to successfully implement the National […]

CoGTA Portfolio Registers Good Audit Performance

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen welcomed the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) showing a good performance by the CoGTA portfolio. “When it comes to doing our work that benefits our communities, the sky can never be our limit, as we have committed to excellence […]

Municipal Property Rates Act

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Why is there a need for Municipal Property Rates Act? To regulate the power of a municipality to impose rates on property (in accordance with section 229(2) of the Constitution); To provide a uniform framework for regulating the rating of property throughout the country; To exclude certain properties from rating in the national interest; To make […]

Play Your Part in Advancing Effective Local Governance

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The department of Cooperative Governance reiterates the call for active citizen participation in local government. To have a meaningful impact on how your municipality is run, you need to understand the processes involved. This guide explains the roles of some of the most important elements of local government. What is a Municipal Council? The councillors […]