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Minister Mkhize Outlines Government’s Plan for Municipalities Owing Eskom to SCOPA

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Today, 14 June 2018, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, as the chairperson of the Inter-ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on Electricity Eticulation and Distribution  briefed the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) about government’s plans to resolve the challenge of debt owed to Eskom by municipalities for bulk electricity.  The minister was […]

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CoGTA Strengthens Efforts to Rescue Distressed Municipalities

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will dispatch with immediate effect 14 technical teams to dysfunctional municipalities to build capacity. “These teams are composed of engineers, construction and project managers, financial experts, town and regional planning experts and administrators, who are expected to build permanent capacity in the municipalities,” Minister of Cooperative […]

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Minister Mkhize to Address FNB Academy for Municipal Excellence Workshop

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will deliver the keynote address at the First National Bank (FNB) Academy for Municipal Excellence workshop aimed at promoting efficiency and excellence in local government. The initiative is a collaborative effort between First National Bank and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional […]

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Intimidation and Threats Against Audit Managers at EThekwini and Msunduzi Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has received an urgent request from the Auditor-General (AG) to urgently intervene and deal with the intimidation of audit managers at eThekwini and Msunduzi municipalities. The AG, Mr Kimi Makwetu has requested Minister Mkhize to urgently intervene, as the Office of the Auditor-General has […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Responds to Questions for Written Reply

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MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, DR ZWELI MKHIZE RESPONDS TO QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY   NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION NUMBER PQ2018/02   Mr W M Madisha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and   Traditional Affairs:   What was the total amount in funding that the Western Cape provincial […]

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Minister Mkhize Addresses KZN Local Government Indaba

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Minister Zweli Mkhize addressed the first Kwazulu-Natal  Local Government Indaba which took place in Durban. Addressing the gathered delegates, Minister Mkhize emphasised the importance of incorporating values of integrity, selflessness and equality when delivering services or interacting with communities. “The values of integrity, selflessness and equality for all that Madiba espoused are some of the […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize’s Address at the Kwazulu-Natal Local Government Indaba

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, DR ZWELI MKHIZE, at the KWAZULU-NATAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT INDABA, 23 March 2018, Durban     The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and all MECs present Chairperson of SALGA, KZN Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders; […]