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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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  The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department Of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA).  The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and […]

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President to Deliver SONA on 7 February

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver State of the Nation Address

It’s all systems go for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), to be delivered at 7pm on 07 February 2019. President Ramaphosa will be delivering his second SONA after taking over the reins in February 2018. The SONA will be the last of the fifth administration, due to the elections later this […]

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All Systems Go for Final Voter Registration Weekend

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is ready to receive millions of South Africans who will at the weekend take to voting stations to register or confirm their details as the commission prepares for the national and provincial elections later this year. Addressing journalists on Wednesday, IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo said 22 925 voting […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Welcomes Court Intervention as the Department Seeks to Recover Funds

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National Zweli Mkhize Municipal Managers Forum

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, has welcomed the court decision granted in favour of the Department of Cooperative Governance in its quest to recover funds that were erroneously transferred. In July and August this year, the Department erroneously transferred a total of R183 450 000.00 to the Greater Sekhukhune […]

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End of Year Statement by Minister Zweli Mkhize on Progress Made by CoGTA in Implementing Programme of Action

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It has been a hectic, challenging but also a very productive year for the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs portfolio. Around March this year we indicated that seven percent of the country’s municipalities were classified as well-functioning, about 31% as being reasonably functional, thirty-one percent as almost dysfunctional and the remaining 31% as dysfunctional or […]

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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]

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NCOP Adopts Report on Land Expropriation

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The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has adopted a report of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee on the Review of Section 25 of the Constitution – paving the way for Parliament to set in motion a mechanism to draft the Bill enabling the amendment. The NCOP sitting came after the report was adopted by the […]