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South Africa’s Population at 59.6 Million

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Statistics South Africa says South Africa’s mid-year population is estimated at 59.6 million in 2020. According to the StatsSA report, Gauteng continues to record the largest share of South Africa’s population, with approximately 15.5 million people (26%) living in this province. KwaZulu-Natal is the province with the second largest population, with an estimated 11.5 million […]

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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]

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Jobs

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Current Vacancies: Department of Cooperative Governance  Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services Deputy Director-General: Institutional Development Department of Traditional Affairs Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent  You can also check out the following Metropolitan Municipalities’ websites for vacancies. Local Government Jobs in Metropolitan Municipalities: City of Johannesburg Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay Metro City of Tshwane Buffalo City […]

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Avril Williamson

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DCoG DG - Ms Avril Williamson

Ms. Williamson has been in the field of Human Resources for the past 27 years. Her experience emanates from working in diverse industries including Manufacturing, ICT, Telecommunications, Public and Higher Education Sectors, where she held Senior and Executive Director roles in large corporates such as DaimlerChrysler, SARS, BMW South Africa, Vodacom, DHA, and SRSA. These […]

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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, among others, that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]

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Deputy Minister Tau Highlight the Critical Role of Local Government in Aligning SDGs

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DEPUTY MINISTER TAU DELIVERED A KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SDGs SYMPOSIUM The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Parks Tau, delivered a Keynote Address at the Local Government Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Symposium. This symposium followed the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development held at the United Nations […]

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Play Your Part in Advancing Effective Local Governance

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs reiterates the call for active citizen participation in local government. To have a meaningful impact on how your municipality is run, you need to understand the processes involved. This guide explains the roles of some of the most important elements of local government. What is a Municipal […]

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President to Deliver SONA on 7 February

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver State of the Nation Address

It’s all systems go for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), to be delivered at 7pm on 07 February 2019. President Ramaphosa will be delivering his second SONA after taking over the reins in February 2018. The SONA will be the last of the fifth administration, due to the elections later this […]