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District Development Model to be Launched in Waterberg District

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Government has successfully piloted the District Development model at the OR Tambo District Municipality in Lusikisiki which has elements of rural spatial development and recently, eThekwini Municipality in Durban which has elements of urban spatial development. The District Development Model is a new integrated planning model for Cooperative Governance which seeks to be a new […]

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Facts about Indigent Households

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In 2001 South Africa adopted a policy intended for the provision of free basic services to poorer households. Under this policy, municipalities were tasked to identify indigent households that would receive services – such as water and electricity – for free or at substantially subsidised rates. South Africa’s 257 municipalities registered 3,51 million indigent households in […]

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PCC Endorses District-Centred Development Model

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The President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) has endorsed a new district-based model for development that will synchronise planning by all spheres of government and involve citizens and civil society in the development of South Africa’s 44 municipal districts and eight (8) Metros. This is the key outcome of the first meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Visits Centane Communal Land Agricultural Project Model

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Deputy Minister Obed Bapela visited the Centane and Mbashe Agricultural Initiative on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. The Agricultural Initiative is a development model for profitable and sustainable farming of communally owned land in the Eastern Cape Since its inception in 2012, this Women Investment Portfolio Holdings Limited (WIPHOLD) initiative has cultivated more than 2 000 […]

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President to Launch Presidential District Coordination Service Delivery Model

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially launch the first pilot site of the district-based coordination model dubbed ”Khawuleza”  at a Presidential Imbizo in OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. In his presentation of the Presidency Budget Vote to the National Assembly on 17 July 2019, President Ramaphosa identified […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Pleased with MISA’s Performance

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma noted the good performance by the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) as reflected by the unqualified audit outcome for the 2018/2019 financial year. In tabling the report, the AGSA said the organisation’s financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Municipal […]

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South Africa’s Population Increases by 900 000

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The South African population has risen to 58.8 million from 2018’s 57. 9 million, figures released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) Statistician General Risenga Maluleke have revealed. The statistics are contained in the 2019 mid-year population estimates report released on Monday. Of the 58.8 million, 51% are female while 49% are male. Maluleke said births […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Brief Select Committee

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the Select Committee on CoGTA on the 2019/20110 annual performance plan and budget allocation to departmental programmes and sub-programmes. The meeting will take place as follows: Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 Time: 10:00-13:00 Venue: S12A, First Floor, National Council of Provinces Enquiries: Lungi […]

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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires amongst others municipalities to develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]