Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Address at the United Nations Headquarters

On behalf of His Excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of Republic of South Africa, we wish to reconfirm the commitment of the Government of South Africa to take forward the implementation of the recommendations of the High-Level Panel on Water on which his predecessor, former President JG Zuma served, in particular the Africa Water Investment Programme […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel Delivers RSA’s National Statement

The World Water Forum’s mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and the use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life. Read the full speech: National […]


CoGTA Briefs the Portfolio Committee on Forensic Reports

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize attended the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for the first time since he took over as a Minister of this portfolio in February 2018. The Ministry of CoGTA was briefing the committee about the status of local government forensic investigation reports. […]

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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)...


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