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PCC Endorses District-Centred Development Model

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The President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) has endorsed a new district-based model for development that will synchronise planning by all spheres of government and involve citizens and civil society in the development of South Africa’s 44 municipal districts and eight (8) Metros. This is the key outcome of the first meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Pleased with MISA’s Performance

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma noted the good performance by the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) as reflected by the unqualified audit outcome for the 2018/2019 financial year. In tabling the report, the AGSA said the organisation’s financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela and the National House of Traditional Leaders a Part of RSA Delegation on a Study Tour to Benin, West Africa

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela is part of the South African delegation visiting the Republic of Benin, from 1- 5 August 2019. The national Ministries of CoGTA, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Treasury and the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) in collaboration with United Nations […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Brief Select Committee

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the Select Committee on CoGTA on the 2019/20110 annual performance plan and budget allocation to departmental programmes and sub-programmes. The meeting will take place as follows: Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 Time: 10:00-13:00 Venue: S12A, First Floor, National Council of Provinces Enquiries: Lungi […]

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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires amongst others municipalities to develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister Parks Tau to Participate in the Local Government Business Network Roundtable Discussion

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Mr Parks Tau will participate in the Local Government Business Network’s (LGBN) Next Generation Roundtable Discussion as a panelist on 05 July 2019 in Durban. The discussions, which will take place amid keen interest in artificial intelligence world over, are expected to explore innovation case studies in […]

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CoGTA Finalising Plans for the 6th Administration

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) held a two days strategic planning session from 27 – 28 July 2019. The successful strategic planning session was attended by the Minister of CoGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma,  Deputy Minister Obed Bapela and Deputy Minister Parks Tau. The session was held with the senior managers […]