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Minister Mkhize calls for the Turnaround of all Distressed Municipalities and to go Back to Basics

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize sounded a clarion call on 22 June 2018 to all dysfunctional and distressed municipalities, in Mangaung Metro Municipality. Minister Mkhize, Premier Sisi Ntombela, Deputy Minister Andries Nel and MEC Oupa Khoabane met with the leadership of some municipalities in the Free State Province. […]

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CoGTA Minister calls for the Turnaround of all Distressed Municipalities and to go Back to Basics

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize sounded a clarion call on 22 June 2018 to all dysfunctional and distressed municipalities, in Mangaung Metro Municipality. Minister Mkhize, Premier Sisi Ntombela, Deputy Minister Andries Nel and MEC Oupa Khoabane met with the leadership of some municipalities in the Free State Province. […]

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Distressed Municipalities to Receive Support Teams

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel says by end of this year, all distressed municipalities will be receiving support from dedicated teams. “We have deployed District Support Teams consisting of engineers, construction and project managers, financial accountants, town and regional planners as well governance and administration experts in 55 of the priority […]

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COGTA to Visit Free State Province in Support of Interventions in Distressed Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will tomorrow, 22 June, undertake an oversight visit to Mangaung Municipality in the Free State Province. Date:   22 June 2018 Time:   08:00 Venue: Mangaung Metro City Council  (Glass House – Florrent Hall)   The Minister will meet with the leadership of the provincial government and municipalities on intervention programmes to […]

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What is the Role of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent?

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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 […]

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Address by Deputy Minister, Mr Andries Nel at the Vision 2030 Summit

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL, at the VISION 2030 SUMMIT, Johannesburg, 20 June 2018   Programme Director, Ladies and Gentlemen,   The whole country has been galvanised by President Ramaphosa’s call to ‘Thuma Mina/Send Me’ – calling upon all citizens to play their part in building […]

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

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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 instill ethical leadership in local government. Minister Mkhize expressed concerns over the killing of councillors and the violent nature of community protests which […]

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Restoring Dignity through Work Opportunities

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The Community Work Programme(CWP)is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). It is an element of Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) designed to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. It provides an employment safety net (not an employment solution) and basic minimum income for people living in […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Attend the Vision 2030 Summit

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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 […]