CoGTA to Work with Moral Regeneration Movement to Promote Ethical Leadership in Local Government

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has met with the leader of Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM), Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa last night, to discuss possible collaboration to instil ethical leadership in local government. Minister Mkhize expressed concerns over the killing of councillors and the violent nature of community protests, which […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel Attends the Vision 2030 Summit

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel will on 20 June 2018, attend and address the Vision 2030 Summit to be held in Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. The summit was initially endorsed by the National Planning Commission whose objective is to rally the nation around a common set of objectives and priorities […]

Minister Zweli Mkhize Briefed by 14 Municipalities with Investments in VBS Mutual Bank

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize today (19 June 2018), met with the Mayors and Municipal Managers of the 14 municipalities which invested funds in the VBS Mutual Bank. The meeting follows the commitment that Minister made during the presentation of his budget vote that CoGTA will engage these […]

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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.


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