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CoGTA Joins Stakeholders to Commemorate world Cities Day

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South Africa celebrated the launch of world cities day in eThekwini at the Moses Mabhida stadium on 31 October 2017. This was the first commemoration and recognition of this important day during the urban October month which is 31 days of promoting a better urban future. The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional (CoGTA) Mr Andries […]

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Municipal Property Rates Act

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Why is there a need for Municipal Property Rates Act? To regulate the power of a municipality to impose rates on property (in accordance with section 229(2) of the Constitution); To provide a uniform framework for regulating the rating of property throughout the country; To exclude certain properties from rating in the national interest; To make […]

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CWP Aiming to Expand to More Municipalities

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The Community Work Programme COGTA

The Community Work Programme (CWP) is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). Just above 1 million annually cumulative work opportunities have been provided to date. The CWP has over the years been able to establish 10 key strategic partnerships in order to enhance the quality of work outputs […]

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IMC: Services Provided in Vuwani

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vuwani has commended the Limpopo Provincial Government for ensuring that a technical team is in place to assist with the implementation of services in LIM345 and all its 36 wards. The technical team is made up of all provincial departments. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on […]

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Cogta Providing Support to Struggling Municipalities

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says the department is providing support to municipalities that were flagged as having performed poorly in the Auditor General’s latest report. The Minister said this when the Governance Cluster Ministers fielded oral questions at the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. “The department has a Back […]

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My Heritage, My Pride

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September is the month of celebrating our heritage and recognise different aspects of South African cultures and encourage all South Africans to celebrate their cultural heritage and diversity. This month recognises aspects of our rich South African culture, customs, religions and belief systems, and generally the cultural lives of people that have been inherited from […]

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COGTA Allocates R74m to Western Cape Drought Relief

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says government will allocate R74 million in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape. The Minister said this when he led a media briefing of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought at the Imbizo Centre in Parliament in Cape Town. The […]

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Municipalities Making Progress to settle Eskom Debt

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says several municipalities were complying with the arrangements made with Eskom to settle their electricity debt. The Minister said this when he briefed the media after President Jacob Zuma convened a meeting with political office bearers from all three spheres of government – Ministers, Premiers and […]

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Deputy Minister Nel Highlights Vital Role Played by Geomatics Sector in Service Delivery

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I am proud to acknowledge this industry and its different role-players and the vital role they play in the field of spatial planning and facilitating municipal service delivery and infrastructure planning. Thank you for the complex, understated and somewhat unappreciated, yet significant role that you play in ensuring that the local government sector runs smoothly. […]