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 […]

IMC: Services Provided in Vuwani

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vuwani has commended the Limpopo Provincial Government for ensuring that a technical team is in place to assist with the implementation of services in LIM345 and all its 36 wards. The technical team is made up of all provincial departments. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on […]

Cogta Providing Support to Struggling Municipalities

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says the department is providing support to municipalities that were flagged as having performed poorly in the Auditor General’s latest report. The Minister said this when the Governance Cluster Ministers fielded oral questions at the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. “The department has a Back […]

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My Heritage, My Pride

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September is the month of celebrating our heritage and recognise different aspects of South African cultures and encourage all South Africans to celebrate their cultural heritage and diversity. This month recognises aspects of our rich South African culture, customs, religions and belief systems, and generally the cultural lives of people that have been inherited from […]

COGTA Allocates R74m to Western Cape Drought Relief

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says government will allocate R74 million in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape. The Minister said this when he led a media briefing of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought at the Imbizo Centre in Parliament in Cape Town. The […]

Municipalities Making Progress to settle Eskom Debt

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says several municipalities were complying with the arrangements made with Eskom to settle their electricity debt. The Minister said this when he briefed the media after President Jacob Zuma convened a meeting with political office bearers from all three spheres of government – Ministers, Premiers and […]

Play your Part in Saving Water

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South Africa is a water scarce country, which depends much for its water on rainfall patterns. While Government is doing all it can to mitigate water scarcity, do your part in saving this scarce resource. Although dam levels have improved in almost all the provinces, there are no guarantees that the summer rainfall areas will […]

Deputy Minister Nel Highlights Vital Role Played by Geomatics Sector in Service Delivery

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I am proud to acknowledge this industry and its different role-players and the vital role they play in the field of spatial planning and facilitating municipal service delivery and infrastructure planning. Thank you for the complex, understated and somewhat unappreciated, yet significant role that you play in ensuring that the local government sector runs smoothly. […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel Calls for Firm Commitment to the New Urban Agenda Implementation

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel addressed the High-level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development held in Chengdu Municipality, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China on 21 July 2017. “The late Former President Nelson Mandela said that we need creativity to develop the City’s economy, to create jobs and resources […]