2017-18 DCoG Annual Performance Plan

A Foreword by Minister Des van Rooyen We commemorated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of our Constitution in 2016.This important framework of our democracy continues to guide us towards achieving our objectives, as outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP). As South Africans, we can stand proud of our achievements in ensuring a peaceful […]


What is the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA)?

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) was established as Government Component within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). It is a Schedule 3 entity regulated in terms of the Public Service Act, of 1994, as amended. This initiative is an integral part of the Department of Cooperative Governance’s programme towards improving municipal […]


The National Disaster Management Centre

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

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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.



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...


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