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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting

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Cabinet met on Wednesday, 23 May 2018, at Tuynhuis, Cape Town. Issues In The Environment 1.1 Gender Based Violence (GBV) Cabinet strongly condemns the violence against women and children.   The most recent cases of Nonkululeko Mpanza and Nompumelelo Mhlongo in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni; Katlego Joja, in Mamelodi, Tshwane; Promise Mthembu in KwaZulu Natal; and Jabulile […]

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List of Dysfunctional and Distressed Municipalities

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During the 2018 CoGTA budget vote, Minister Zweli Mkhize announced a list of 87 priority municipalities that were identified as distressed or dysfunctional requiring urgent intervention. Those municipalities are the following: MUNICIPALITY District Municipality National Treasury Dept of Cooperative Governance simplified Revenue Section 139 CoGTA Ministerial Priorities MISA VBS1 Joint CoGTA/NT Priorities 1 Makana Sarah […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize welcomes the Auditor General Report

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the audit improvements in some municipalities and expressed serious concern about those that have regressed, in light of the 2016/17 audit report released by the Auditor General (AG) today, 22 May 2018. The audit outcome reflects the results for the first […]

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COGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Convened the MINMEC Meeting

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Today, Departments: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize convened the MINMEC meeting attended by various provincial CoGTA MECs. The meeting looked at the work of COGTA including interventions to assist dysfunctional municipalities & work related to the Department of Traditional Affairs.  

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Minister Mkhize Addresses the 2018 Local Government Week

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On Tuesday, 8 May 2018, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr #ZweliMkhize, addressed the annual Local Government Week which is hosted by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) at Parliament in Cape Town under the theme: “Land Use: Towards Integrated Spatial Planning.” Dr Zweli Mkhize’s speech […]

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Minister Mkhize Visits King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will visit visit King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality on 2-3 May as part of the Back to Basics programme of supporting municipalities in distress in order to effect turnarounds. The visit is part of Minister Mkhize’s programme of undertaking oversight and support visits to […]

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The Customary Initiation Bill

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The Customary Initiation Bill (CIB) was tabled in Parliament on 5 April 2018, as Bill No 7 of 2018 [B7-2018]. An explanatory summary of the Bill was published in Government Gazette No. 41498 of 16 March 2018. This Bill aims to provide for the effective regulation of customary initiation practices; to provide for the establishment of […]

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Director-General Dan Gorbachev Mashitisho attended the Portfolio Committee Briefing

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COGTA officials led by Director-General Dan Gorbachev Mashitisho attended the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs briefing at the Old Assembly, Parliament in Cape Town. The briefing discussed the impact of Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank on finances of municipalities as well as the Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund.