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Budget Vote Speech by COGTA Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to the National Council of Provinces

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Budget Vote Speech by Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, to the National Council of Provinces Honourable Speaker; Deputy Minister, Obed Bapela Honourable Chairperson of the Select Committee on COGTA, Hon Thamsanqa Dodovu Members of the Select Committee on COGTA; Honourable Members; MECs from Provinces Chairpersons of the National and […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Brief Select Committee

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the Select Committee on CoGTA on the 2019/20110 annual performance plan and budget allocation to departmental programmes and sub-programmes. The meeting will take place as follows: Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 Time: 10:00-13:00 Venue: S12A, First Floor, National Council of Provinces Enquiries: Lungi […]

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Cost Containment Regulations Made in Terms of Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003

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National Treasury on Friday 7 June 2019 gazetted (Gazette no 42514) cost containment Regulations that are aimed at ensuring that the resources of municipalities and municipal entities are used effectively, efficiently and economically. Section 168(1)(b) and (p) of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) provides that the Minister may regulate financial management and internal controls […]

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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 […]