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Draft Municipal Staff Regulations & Implementation Guidelines out for Comment

The Honourable Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr. David Des Van Rooyen has published the Draft Local Government: Municipal Staff Regulations (Government Notice. 1074) and Draft Local Government: Guidelines for the implementation of the Municipal Staff Regulations (Government Notice. 1073) for public comment.   The closing date for comment is Tuesday, 22 November […]

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Do You Qualify for Free Basic Services?

Free basic service is defined as the minimum amount of basic levels of services, provided on a day to day basis, sufficient to cover or cater for the basic needs of the poor households. Various sector departments have set minimum standards outlining basic amount of services or quantity to be supplied to the indigents with […]

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COGTA Emphasises Heritage Month Importance

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), kicked off the Heritage month celebration with the two important celebrations that emphasised the importance of our cultures and traditions as South Africans. The two events were held in two separate Provinces, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, but spoke to one another and emphasised the importance of recognizing […]

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Local Government Audit Outcomes MFMA 2014-15

Unqualified with no findings
19%
Unqualified with findings
40%
Qualified with findings
28%
Disclaimed
10%

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

Leadership

DCoG

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

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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....

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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)...

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NDMC

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

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CoGTA Over the Years