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Minister Mkhize Met with Municipalities in Limpopo and Called for Improved Service Delivery

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited the Limpopo Province and met seven distressed municipalities in Polokwane today as part of the oversight visit to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The Minister was today joined by Deputy Minister Andries Nel, CoGTA MEC Jerry Ndou, Finance MEC Rob Tooley, […]

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Ministerial Team to Engage Traditional Leaders on Land Concerns

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Cabinet has appointed a team of Ministers to engage with traditional leaders on their concerns on land expropriation. “Cabinet has appointed a team of Ministers to interact with the traditional leaders to discuss and seek an amicable solution to their areas of concern,” said Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane at a Post Cabinet briefing on Thursday. […]

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How are Indigent Households Identified?

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Free basic service is defined as the minimum amount of basic levels of services, provided on a day to day basis, sufficient to cover or cater for the basic needs of the poor households. Various sector departments have set minimum standards outlining basic amount of services or quantity to be supplied to the indigents with […]

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COGTA Welcomes Two New Deputy Directors-General

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize has welcomed two new Deputy Directors-General appointed at the Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA) — Ramatsobane Shoky Mogaladi and Thandaza Shandu. “I am pleased to welcome the two DDGs to their new role in the COGTA family. Their expertise and wealth of experience will further assist […]

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Minister Mkhize calls for the Turnaround of all Distressed Municipalities and to go Back to Basics

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize sounded a clarion call on 22 June 2018 to all dysfunctional and distressed municipalities, in Mangaung Metro Municipality. Minister Mkhize, Premier Sisi Ntombela, Deputy Minister Andries Nel and MEC Oupa Khoabane met with the leadership of some municipalities in the Free State Province. […]

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CoGTA Visits Free State Province

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize undertakes an oversight visit to Mangaung Municipality in the Free State Province on Friday, 22 June. The Minister will meet with the leadership of the provincial government and municipalities on intervention programmes to support distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The purpose of the […]

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Distressed Municipalities to Receive Support Teams

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel says by end of this year, all distressed municipalities will be receiving support from dedicated teams. “We have deployed District Support Teams consisting of engineers, construction and project managers, financial accountants, town and regional planners as well governance and administration experts in 55 of the priority […]

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CoGTA to Work with Moral Regeneration Movement to Promote Ethical Leadership in Local Government

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has met with the leader of Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM), Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa last night, to discuss possible collaboration to instil ethical leadership in local government. Minister Mkhize expressed concerns over the killing of councillors and the violent nature of community protests, which […]