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The National Development Plan Unpacked

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 The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term perspective. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. As a long-term strategic plan, it serves four broad objectives: Providing overarching goals for what we want to achieve by 2030. Building consensus on the key […]

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What is the Role of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent?

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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) was established as Government Component within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). It is a Schedule 3 entity regulated in terms of the Public Service Act, of 1994, as amended. This initiative is an integral part of the Department of Cooperative Governance’s programme towards improving municipal […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Delivered a Mandela Day Present to Rural Inchanga School

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize celebrated the Mandela Day  with learners and teachers of Obed Mlaba Technical School at Inchanga near Durban where he donated mathematics and science laboratory kit and committed to build four brick classrooms in partnership with Ikusasa leAfrika Foundation to promote education in the rural community. The school […]

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Minister Mkhize Met with Municipalities in Limpopo and Called for Improved Service Delivery

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited the Limpopo Province and met seven distressed municipalities in Polokwane today as part of the oversight visit to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The Minister was today joined by Deputy Minister Andries Nel, CoGTA MEC Jerry Ndou, Finance MEC Rob Tooley, […]

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Ministerial Team to Engage Traditional Leaders on Land Concerns

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Cabinet has appointed a team of Ministers to engage with traditional leaders on their concerns on land expropriation. “Cabinet has appointed a team of Ministers to interact with the traditional leaders to discuss and seek an amicable solution to their areas of concern,” said Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane at a Post Cabinet briefing on Thursday. […]

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How are Indigent Households Identified?

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Free basic service is defined as the minimum amount of basic levels of services, provided on a day to day basis, sufficient to cover or cater for the basic needs of the poor households. Various sector departments have set minimum standards outlining basic amount of services or quantity to be supplied to the indigents with […]

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COGTA Welcomes Two New Deputy Directors-General

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize has welcomed two new Deputy Directors-General appointed at the Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA) — Ramatsobane Shoky Mogaladi and Thandaza Shandu. “I am pleased to welcome the two DDGs to their new role in the COGTA family. Their expertise and wealth of experience will further assist […]