3rd Presidential Local Government Summit

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President JG Zuma will host the 3rd Local Government Summit as part of Government’s efforts to strengthen the system of local government in the second phase of the Back to Basics programme. Summit Objectives: To set a new intergovernmental agenda for ‘Managing Municipal Spaces for […]


What is the role of the 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 provision for municipalities to implement a transparent and fair […]


2017 Local Government Tourism Conference

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism invite you to attend and participate at the Local Government Tourism Conference to be held on 3 and 4 April 2017 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The theme for this conference is: “Tourism Planning is Everybody’s Business” For more information and to […]

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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…)

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​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…)

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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…)

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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.


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​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…)

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Putting People First



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



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CoGTA Over the Years