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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 #MISA?

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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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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 […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to meet with Black Professionals

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will on Friday 20 April 2018, meet with black professionals to discuss support to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. The Minister will meet with black engineers, chartered accountants, auditors, lawyers, corporate governance experts and other professionals to discuss support to the  municipalities, ahead of […]

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CoGTA Welcomes Baseline Survey Report on Service Delivery

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize welcomes the report on the baseline survey conducted by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development through the programme called “Socio-Economic Justice for All” (SEJA) which is funded under Sector Budget Support by the European Union. The SEJA programme is premised on a rights-based […]

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New Cabinet Announced

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to the National Executive and the appointment of David Mabuza as the new Deputy President of the Republic. Nhlanhla Nene, who held the post once before, has been appointed as Minister of Finance. In a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday evening, the President said […]

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on Bulk Electricity and Water Accounts

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on bulk electricity and water accounts

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen convened the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on electricity on 13 February 2018 in Cape Town. The meeting today (13 February 2018) was convened to primarily receive and engage reports from various sectors, assess the levels of debts by municipalities to Eskom, Water […]