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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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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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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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Current Vacancies: Department of Cooperative Governance 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 Municipality City of Cape Town Important Documents Z83 […]

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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 […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize’s Address during the SALGA National Members Assembly

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Remarks by Hon Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, during the Salga National Members Assembly, Durban ICC, KwaZulu-Natal 11 December 2018 Your Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa, The President of SALGA and the United Cities & Local Governments, Cllr Parks Tau, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Hon Willies Mchunu, Honourable Ministers, Honourable MECs, Executive […]

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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 […]