FEATURED NEWS

Combatting the Big Dry

With the drought having been declared a national disaster, Vuk’uzenzele gets to the cause and what’s being done to save water. With the drought having reached crisis levels in the Northern and Eastern Cape, where dam levels in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality are at only 25 percent, it is time for South Africans […]

The National Development Plan Unpacked

 The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term perspective. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. As a long-term strategic plan, it serves four broad objectives: Providing overarching goals for what we want to achieve by 2030. Building consensus on the key […]

Minister Mkhize’s Opening Remarks at the Black Professionals Briefing Session

CoGTA Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, briefed the Black Professionals on mechanisms to support and turnaround distressed municipalities.  “CoGTA launched the Back to Basics programme in 2014, aimed at helping us to achieve a turnaround and build the ideal municipality.  We are discussing beyond where we need engineers but that black professionals must rise and make […]

See all our news

5 Pillars of Back 2 Basics

Institutional Capacity : There has to be a focus will be on building strong municipal administrative systems and processes. It includes ensuring that administrative positions are filled with competent and committed people whose performance is closely monitored. (more…)

​Building Capabilities

Sound financial management is integral to the success of local government. National Treasury has legislated standards and reporting requirements, and based on our monitoring of the indicators, we will identify the key areas emerging from the profiles and partner with National Treasury to support the remedial process. (more…)

Sound Financial Management

Good governance is at the heart of the effective functioning of municipalities. Municipalities will be constantly monitored and evaluated on their ability to carry out the following basics: (more…)

Good Governance
  • CoGTA will support the development and implementation of comprehensive infrastructure and maintenance plans in municipalities, with at least 7% of operational budgets going to maintenance of infrastructure. This will include infrastructure audits.

(more…)

​Delivering Basic Services

Measures will be taken to ensure that municipalities engage with their communities. We will enforce compliance with the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act on community participation. Municipalities must develop affordable and efficient communication systems to communicate regularly with communities and disseminate urgent information. (more…)

Putting People First

Leadership

DCoG
Vision: An integrated, responsive and highly effective governance system, including communities, to achieve sustainable development and improved service delivery.

Read more...

DTA
About us: The establishment of the Department of Traditional Affairs was approved by Cabinet on 5 March 2008. The former Department of Provincial and Local Government was given a mandate deriving from the....

Read more...

MISA
The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a national government component constituted in terms of Section 7(2) Schedule 3 of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended)...

Read more...

NDMC
Purpose: To promote an integrated and co-ordinated system of disaster prevention, mitigation and risk management...

Read more...

DCoG

87 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
+27 12 334 0600

DTA

Pencardia 1, 509 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

MISA

1303 Heuwel Avenue, Riverside Office Park, Letaba House, Centurion
+27 12 848 5300

NDMC

1303 Heuwel Avenue, Riverside Office Park, Centurion
+27 12 848 4602