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Minister Dlamini Zuma Pleased with MISA’s Performance

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma noted the good performance by the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) as reflected by the unqualified audit outcome for the 2018/2019 financial year. In tabling the report, the AGSA said the organisation’s financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Municipal […]

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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  The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department 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 […]

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Tips on how to Prevent Fire at Home​

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As we enter the windy part of the year, fires become prevalent and it is important that you know what to do to minimise fire risk in your home. Tips on how to prevent fires at home​ Turn off all electrical appliances if a power failure occurs in your area Never overload wall sockets, as […]

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South Africa’s Population Increases by 900 000

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The South African population has risen to 58.8 million from 2018’s 57. 9 million, figures released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) Statistician General Risenga Maluleke have revealed. The statistics are contained in the 2019 mid-year population estimates report released on Monday. Of the 58.8 million, 51% are female while 49% are male. Maluleke said births […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Brief Select Committee

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the Select Committee on CoGTA on the 2019/20110 annual performance plan and budget allocation to departmental programmes and sub-programmes. The meeting will take place as follows: Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 Time: 10:00-13:00 Venue: S12A, First Floor, National Council of Provinces Enquiries: Lungi […]

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

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CRL commissioners appointed for five-year term

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 13 members to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities for a period of five years. The appointment was made in terms of section 9(1) read with 13(1) of the Commission Act, 2002 (Act No 19 of 2002). The President further […]

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Play Your Part in Advancing Effective Local Governance

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 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 […]