Media Statements

Minister Mkhize to Undertake Oversight Visit to Limpopo

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, is to undertake an oversight visit to Limpopo Province on the 10-11 July 2018, as part of interventions in identified distressed municipalities in the province.

The visit to Limpopo is part of a call by Minister Mkhize that municipalities need to go back to basics and do what communities expect such as filling vacancies in strategic positions with qualified, competent and experienced professionals, improve financial management, infrastructure development and maintenance, promote good governance and ethical leadership as well as put people and their concerns first in their work.

Minister Mkhize identified 87 municipalities that are either distressed or dysfunctional and seven of these are in Limpopo.

The seven municipalities that have been identified as distressed are the following:

  1. Vhembe DM
  2. Mopani DM
  3. Thabazimbi LM
  4. Musina LM
  5. Mogalakwena LM
  6. Fetakgomo – Tubatse LM
  7. Modimolle – Mookgopong LM


The objectives of the visit are to:

Identify critical and priority challenges for Ministerial intervention

Discuss the root causes of identified challenges, in detail propose concrete intervention proposals.

The Minister will meet with the leadership of the Limpopo Province and all the Municipalities requiring attention and interventions to establish their key challenges, the source of such challenges and the interventions.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

– Date:   10 June 2018
– Time:   09h00
– Venue: Bolivia Lodge – Polokwane

Media confirmations: – Nkanyiso Ndadane – 066 480 3430


Legadima Leso

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