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Minister Mkhize to Explore Partnership with ISAMAO to Professionalise Local Government

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, has met with the board members of the Institute of South African Municipal Accounting Officers (ISAMAO) in Cape Town today to explore areas of collaboration to promote good governance, efficient financial management and general management effectiveness in municipalities. ISAMAO was launched in 2014 […]

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COGTA Minister to Provide Progress Report on Municipal Recovery Programme

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize will on Monday 6 August 2018 provide a progress report on the municipal recovery programme that he announced in his Budget Vote speech, which entails intensive support and interventions in dysfunctional and distressed municipalities. Minister Mkhize had announced that there were 87 distressed and dysfunctional municipalities and that […]

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The National Development Plan Unpacked

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 The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term perspective. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. As a long-term strategic plan, it serves four broad objectives: Providing overarching goals for what we want to achieve by 2030. Building consensus on the key […]

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What is the Role of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent?

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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) was established as Government Component within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). It is a Schedule 3 entity regulated in terms of the Public Service Act, of 1994, as amended. This initiative is an integral part of the Department of Cooperative Governance’s programme towards improving municipal […]

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Minister Mkhize Met with Municipalities in Limpopo and Called for Improved Service Delivery

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited the Limpopo Province and met seven distressed municipalities in Polokwane today as part of the oversight visit to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The Minister was today joined by Deputy Minister Andries Nel, CoGTA MEC Jerry Ndou, Finance MEC Rob Tooley, […]

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CoGTA to Visit Free State Province in Support of Interventions in Distressed Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will undertake an oversight visit to Mangaung Municipality in the Free State Province on Friday 22 June, to engage the provincial government and municipalities on intervention programmes to support distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The visit forms part of the CoGTA Back to Basics […]

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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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Statement by Minister Zweli Mkhize on the Conclusion of his Visit to King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

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Today, 2 May 2018, I have concluded a visit to King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality in the OR Tambo District, Eastern Cape which was undertaken as part of the Back to Basics programme of supporting municipalities in distress in order to effect turnarounds. The visit forms part of undertaking oversight and support visits to provinces to […]

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Minister Mkhize’s Opening Remarks at the Black Professionals Briefing Session

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OPENING REMARKS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, AT THE BRIEFING SESSION TO BLACK PROFESSIONAL ON SUPPORT TO MUNICIPALITIES IN DISTRESS, 2o April 2018, Boksburg Programme Director, The Presidents of the various professional organisations, Business leaders, entrepreneurs, Senior government officials, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Morning, Dumelang, Sanibonani, It is my pleasure to […]