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COGTA to Work with Moral Regeneration Movement to Promote Ethical Leadership in Local Government

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has met with the leader of Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM), Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, last night to discuss possible collaboration to instill ethical leadership in local government. Minister Mkhize expressed concerns over the killing of councillors and the violent nature of community protests which […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister to Attend Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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The Deputy Minister Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the South African Local Government Association Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference. The three-day conference is scheduled to take on 13 – 15 June 2018, at the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference will bring together municipalities, […]

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CoGTA Strengthens Efforts to Rescue Distressed Municipalities

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will dispatch with immediate effect 14 technical teams to dysfunctional municipalities to build capacity. “These teams are composed of engineers, construction and project managers, financial experts, town and regional planning experts and administrators, who are expected to build permanent capacity in the municipalities,” Minister of Cooperative […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela to Deliver Keynote Address at the China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation Event

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Mr. Obed Bapela, will deliver a key note address at the research seminar on opportunities and challenges of China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation on 08 June 2018. The main objective of the seminar will be to examine China – Africa industrialisation into the future. The seminar is […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister to address Western Cape Minister’s and Mayoral Forum

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Mr Andries Nel will address the Western Cape Minister’s and Mayoral Forum (MinMay). The forum will be chaired by the provincial MEC and attended by mayors and municipal managers of the 30 municipalities across the Western Cape.   The objective of the MinMay is to promote intergovernmental relations […]

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Minister Mkhize to Address FNB Academy for Municipal Excellence Workshop

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will deliver the keynote address at the First National Bank (FNB) Academy for Municipal Excellence workshop aimed at promoting efficiency and excellence in local government. The initiative is a collaborative effort between First National Bank and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional […]

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Minister Mkhize Welcomes New MISA CEO

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the approval by Cabinet of the appointment of Mr Goodman Ntandazo Vimba as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). MISA is an agency under the Ministry Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) mandated to provide […]

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Intimidation and Threats Against Audit Managers at EThekwini and Msunduzi Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has received an urgent request from the Auditor-General (AG) to urgently intervene and deal with the intimidation of audit managers at eThekwini and Msunduzi municipalities. The AG, Mr Kimi Makwetu has requested Minister Mkhize to urgently intervene, as the Office of the Auditor-General has […]