Mr Dan Metlana Mashitisho Appointed as Director-General of the Department of Cooperative Governance

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), proudly welcomed Mr Dan Metlana Mashitisho to the CoGTA family. Mr Mashitisho, a seasoned administrator, leader and local government expert took the helm at the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) on 1 December 2017.

This strategic appointment of a Director General marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to move and guide COGTA’s role in transforming of local government. Mr Mashitisho brings along to his new role as the Director General of DCoG, a wealth of world-class experience and expertise. His experience that spans 23 years stems from numerous high level positions that he occupied straddling spheres of government, especially in Municipalities. It is this experience in local government that will assist to move the department of Cooperative Governance forward to achieve its development goals.

“We wish him well in his new role and we are confident that he will continue with efforts already in motion towards ensuring that we build an effective and efficient developmental local government guided by sound financial, administrative and good governance regime”, said Minister van Rooyen.

Minister van Rooyen also thanked Dr Charles Nwaila, the Director General of the Department of Traditional Affairs for having acted in the position now occupied by Mr Mashitisho.



Legadima Leso

Head of Communications – COGTA

Cell: 083 378 9495