Highway Africa – Local Government Day!

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) invites members of the media to the Highway Africa Conference taking place in Grahamstown.   The Highway Conference is proudly hosted by the University of Rhodes in partnership with SALGA, Department of Cooperative Governance and the South African Cities Network to mount a series of events focused on local […]

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The 4th Term of Democratic Local Government is Taking Shape Across the Country

The Constitution established local government as a distinctive sphere of government, interdependent and interrelated with national and provincial spheres of government. To this effect, since the year 2000 the democratic local government continued to deliver services to communities and has also put in place structures and system that have since been assisting this important sphere […]


Cabinet Pumps Resources into Municipal Infrastructure

Cabinet has made a key decision to plough more resources into municipal infrastructure, especially for maintenance, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe. Minister Radebe was briefing media on Monday in Pretoria following the Cabinet Lekgotla that was held last week. The Lekgotla, according to Minister Radebe, provided an opportunity […]

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Local Government Audit Outcomes MFMA 2014-15

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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)...



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CoGTA Over the Years