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How to Save Energy at Home!

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Winter is here and this year temperatures have dropped significantly across the country.  In an attempt to keep warm, the use of heaters, stoves and other forms of heat generation increases resulting in high energy costs. Have you thought of what you can do to save energy at home this Winter? According to Eskom, the […]

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CoGTA Strengthens Efforts to Rescue Distressed Municipalities

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will dispatch with immediate effect 14 technical teams to dysfunctional municipalities to build capacity. “These teams are composed of engineers, construction and project managers, financial experts, town and regional planning experts and administrators, who are expected to build permanent capacity in the municipalities,” Minister of Cooperative […]

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Minister Mkhize Welcomes New MISA CEO

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the approval by Cabinet of the appointment of Mr Goodman Ntandazo Vimba as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). MISA is an agency under the Ministry Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) mandated to provide […]

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Deputy Minister Nel Leads First Leg of North West Visit

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Challenges faced by municipalities came to the fore when the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Andries Nel, visited Mahikeng on Thursday, 31 May. The Deputy Minister’s visit included meetings with business and the North West University, among others. Cabinet resolved to invoke section 100 (1) in that province and established an […]

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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 […]