Deputy Minister Andries Nel Addressed the Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

Deputy Minister Andries Nel addressed the SALGA Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference under the theme: Unlocking Infrastructure Financing to Accelerate Service delivery. Deputy Minister Nel told the delegations of how the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) would steer urban growth towards a sustainable model of compact, connected and coordinated towns and cities. “The IUDF provides a roadmap […]

Public Comments Sought on Climate Change Bill

The National Climate Change Bill was published by Environmental Affairs Minister in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment. The purpose of the Bill is to build an effective climate change response and ensure the long-term, just transition to a climate resilient and lower carbon economy and society. “This will be done within […]

A Proud Moment as CWP Participants Graduate

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Andries Nel addressed the Community Work Programme (CWP) graduation ceremony held in Mahikeng on 08 June 2018. Among the 146 graduates who were officially handed their certificates,  fifty-five of them were young CWP participants who had successfully completed their environmental training pitched at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 2. The […]

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5 Pillars of Back 2 Basics

Institutional Capacity : There has to be a focus will be on building strong municipal administrative systems and processes. It includes ensuring that administrative positions are filled with competent and committed people whose performance is closely monitored. (more…)

​Building Capabilities

Sound financial management is integral to the success of local government. National Treasury has legislated standards and reporting requirements, and based on our monitoring of the indicators, we will identify the key areas emerging from the profiles and partner with National Treasury to support the remedial process. (more…)

Sound Financial Management

Good governance is at the heart of the effective functioning of municipalities. Municipalities will be constantly monitored and evaluated on their ability to carry out the following basics: (more…)

Good Governance
  • CoGTA will support the development and implementation of comprehensive infrastructure and maintenance plans in municipalities, with at least 7% of operational budgets going to maintenance of infrastructure. This will include infrastructure audits.


​Delivering Basic Services

Measures will be taken to ensure that municipalities engage with their communities. We will enforce compliance with the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act on community participation. Municipalities must develop affordable and efficient communication systems to communicate regularly with communities and disseminate urgent information. (more…)

Putting People First


Vision: An integrated, responsive and highly effective governance system, including communities, to achieve sustainable development and improved service delivery.


About us: The establishment of the Department of Traditional Affairs was approved by Cabinet on 5 March 2008. The former Department of Provincial and Local Government was given a mandate deriving from the....


The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a national government component constituted in terms of Section 7(2) Schedule 3 of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended)...


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