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The National Disaster Management Advisory Forum Final Meeting of 2017

The National Disaster Management Advisory Forum (NDMAF), which is the second highest national structure dealing with disaster matters in the country, met for the last meeting of 2017 in Centurion on Thursday, 7 December.   Seasonal Climate Watch  The Forum was updated on the status of the persistent drought in the Western Cape which is […]

CoGTA Urges Zero Tolerance during the Summer Initiation Season

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), is calling on parents to commit to zero tolerance approach to initiation deaths especially as the summer season having just commenced. The summer initiation takes place in some provinces such as Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape and the North West. Although the initiation season has just […]


Mr Dan Metlana Mashitisho Appointed as Director-General of the Department of Cooperative Governance

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), proudly welcomed Mr Dan Metlana Mashitisho to the CoGTA family. Mr Mashitisho, a seasoned administrator, leader and local government expert took the helm at the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) on 1 December 2017. This strategic appointment of a Director General marks a significant milestone in […]

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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…)

​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.


​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


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


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....


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)...


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


CoGTA Over the Years