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List of Dysfunctional and Distressed Municipalities

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During the 2018 CoGTA budget vote, Minister Zweli Mkhize announced a list of 87 priority municipalities that were identified as distressed or dysfunctional requiring urgent intervention. Those municipalities are the following: MUNICIPALITY District Municipality National Treasury Dept of Cooperative Governance simplified Revenue Section 139 CoGTA Ministerial Priorities MISA VBS1 Joint CoGTA/NT Priorities 1 Makana Sarah […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize welcomes the Auditor General Report

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the audit improvements in some municipalities and expressed serious concern about those that have regressed, in light of the 2016/17 audit report released by the Auditor General (AG) today, 22 May 2018. The audit outcome reflects the results for the first […]

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COGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Convened the MINMEC Meeting

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Today, Departments: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize convened the MINMEC meeting attended by various provincial CoGTA MECs. The meeting looked at the work of COGTA including interventions to assist dysfunctional municipalities & work related to the Department of Traditional Affairs.  

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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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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 #MISA?

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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 Mkhize Addresses the 2018 Local Government Week

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On Tuesday, 8 May 2018, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr #ZweliMkhize, addressed the annual Local Government Week which is hosted by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) at Parliament in Cape Town under the theme: “Land Use: Towards Integrated Spatial Planning.” Dr Zweli Mkhize’s speech […]

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Minister Mkhize Visits King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will visit visit King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality on 2-3 May as part of the Back to Basics programme of supporting municipalities in distress in order to effect turnarounds. The visit is part of Minister Mkhize’s programme of undertaking oversight and support visits to […]