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Minister Mkhize Convenes the 4th MINMEC Meeting of 2018

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 09 November 2018 convene the 4th CoGTA MinMec meeting of 2018. The meeting comes at the time when Minister Mkhize is embarking on a process to turn around distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. To this effect, MinMec will be seized with the […]

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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 […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention on: “The role of local government in the implementation of the White Paper on Safety & Security and linkages with the Integrated Urban Development Framework”

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Ministers MECs Members of Parliament, Councilors Traditional Leaders, Leadership of SAP International partners Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and friends, We associate ourselves with the moment of silence for those firefighters who have lost their lives saving the lives of others. A very good morning to all present here today, and thank you for the opportunity […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel during a debate in the NCOP on: The successes and failures of provincial governments in South Africa since the start of the 5th Parliament in 2014

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Chairperson, Honourable Members, The South African Constitution emphasizes the unitary nature of our state by referring to “one, sovereign, democratic state”. The Constitution goes on to provide for a system of cooperative government consisting of three spheres of government: national, provincial and local. These spheres are distinctive, interdependent and interrelated. Each sphere has distinctive powers […]

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Reschuduling Of Minister Mkhize’s Visit To Gauteng Province

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Members of the media are informed that the planned oversight visit by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, to Gauteng Province as part of his programme in support of interventions in distressed and dysfunctional municipalities is rescheduled. The rescheduling of the visit follows the tragic passing of three fire fighters […]

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Minister Mkhize To Visit Gauteng Province In Support of Interventions In Distressed Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will undertake an oversight visit in support of interventions in distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in Gauteng Province as part of his ongoing national programme. The visit will focus on support to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in Gauteng. Four municipalities have been identified as […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Southern African Revenue Protection Association Convention

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Mayor representatives, Councillors, Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Engineers, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Goeie More, Good Morning, Sanibonani, Molweni, Dumelang, Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. Firstly, let me apologise for not being there in person. Unfortunately, I have another pressing engagement that prevents me from being in Cape Town this morning, but […]