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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 […]

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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 […]

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CoGTA Joins Stakeholders to Commemorate world Cities Day

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South Africa celebrated the launch of world cities day in eThekwini at the Moses Mabhida stadium on 31 October 2017. This was the first commemoration and recognition of this important day during the urban October month which is 31 days of promoting a better urban future. The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional (CoGTA) Mr Andries […]

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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 […]

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CWP Aiming to Expand to More Municipalities

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The Community Work Programme (CWP) is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). Just above 1 million annually cumulative work opportunities have been provided to date. The CWP has over the years been able to establish 10 key strategic partnerships in order to enhance the quality of work outputs […]

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The National Development Plan Unpacked

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The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term perspective. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. As a long-term strategic plan, it serves four broad objectives: Providing overarching goals for what we want to achieve by 2030. Building consensus on the key […]

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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 […]

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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 […]