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Minister Mkhize calls for the Turnaround of all Distressed Municipalities and to go Back to Basics

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize sounded a clarion call on 22 June 2018 to all dysfunctional and distressed municipalities, in Mangaung Metro Municipality. Minister Mkhize, Premier Sisi Ntombela, Deputy Minister Andries Nel and MEC Oupa Khoabane met with the leadership of some municipalities in the Free State Province. […]

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CoGTA Visits Free State Province

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize undertakes an oversight visit to Mangaung Municipality in the Free State Province on Friday, 22 June. The Minister will meet with the leadership of the provincial government and municipalities on intervention programmes to support distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The purpose of the […]

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Distressed Municipalities to Receive Support Teams

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel says by end of this year, all distressed municipalities will be receiving support from dedicated teams. “We have deployed District Support Teams consisting of engineers, construction and project managers, financial accountants, town and regional planners as well governance and administration experts in 55 of the priority […]

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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 instil 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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Restoring Dignity through Work Opportunities

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The Community Work Programme(CWP)is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). It is an element of Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) designed to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. It provides an employment safety net (not an employment solution) and basic minimum income for people living in […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel Addressed the Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel addressed the SALGA Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference under the theme: Unlocking Infrastructure Financing to Accelerate Service delivery. Deputy Minister Nel told the delegations of how the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) would steer urban growth towards a sustainable model of compact, connected and coordinated towns and cities. “The IUDF provides a roadmap […]

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Public Comments Sought on Climate Change Bill

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The National Climate Change Bill was published by Environmental Affairs Minister in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment. The purpose of the Bill is to build an effective climate change response and ensure the long-term, just transition to a climate resilient and lower carbon economy and society. “This will be done within […]

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A Proud Moment as CWP Participants Graduate

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Andries Nel addressed the Community Work Programme (CWP) graduation ceremony held in Mahikeng on 08 June 2018. Among the 146 graduates who were officially handed their certificates,  fifty-five of them were young CWP participants who had successfully completed their environmental training pitched at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 2. The […]