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Minister Zweli Mkhize Hosts Religious Leaders for Cooperation on Rebuilding Municipalities

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 23 November, host the Leadership of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA) to discuss collaboration mechanisms between NICSA and the Ministry on departmental projects. In particular, the purpose of the meeting is to strengthening partnership between NICSA and COGTA on the […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to Host Committee to Deal with Maluti-a-Phofung Troubles as it Meets for the First Time

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 15 November 2018, host the first meeting of the Maluti-A-Phofung Consultative Committee established to finalise a recovery plan for the municipality. The committee has been established as a result of the recent court settlement in which the litigants accepted a co-operative governance […]

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Minister Mkhize to Lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMTT) on Electricity Reticulation to Update the Standing Committee on Public Accounts  

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMTT) on Electricity Reticulation to update the Standing Committee on Public Accounts about plans to resolve the impasse between Eskom and the affected municipalities. The meeting follows the one that was held on 14 June 2018, where the […]

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Minister Mkhize Convenes the 4th MINMEC Meeting of 2018

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 09 November 2018 convene the 4th CoGTA MinMec meeting of 2018. The meeting comes at the time when Minister Mkhize is embarking on a process to turn around distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. To this effect, MinMec will be seized with the […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Acknowledges FireFighters and Emergency Workers

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has extended best wishes and acknowledged the fire fighters, disaster management officials and other emergency personnel who are spending sleepless nights battling fires, evacuating vulnerable people and rescuing those who are helpless and at risk amidst the raging fires in the Western Cape and […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Attend Community Work Programme Graduation in the Free State

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the graduation celebration of the Community Work Programme (CWP) participants in Free State Province. The CWP is aimed at addressing the triple challenges faced by the country, namely, poverty, inequality and unemployment. CWP participants are recruited from poor households into […]

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Government and Partners to Host Second South African Urban Conference

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South Africa’s second national Urban Conference will be held on 30-31 October 2018 in Johannesburg. The conference is convened by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in partnership with the national Departments of Cooperative Governance (DCOG), Human Settlements (DHS) and the National Treasury; the South African Local Government Association, SA Council for Planners (SACPLAN), ICLEI […]

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Minister Mkhize Condemns Threats Against Auditor-General of South Africa Staff

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has strongly condemned threats and attacks on staff of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) deployed in municipalities to undertake audits of financial statements and performance information. The recent attack took place in Emfuleni where an official who is part of the team […]