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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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CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize’s Message of Support at the Funeral of Queen Mother of Amampondo Asenyandeni

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize delivered the national government message of support and condolence at the funeral of the Queen Mother Fikelephi Bongolethu Ndamase of AmaMpondo AseNyandeni today, which was attended by dignitaries from government, political parties, traditional leaders and South African royal houses. The minister was representing the national government […]

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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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CoGTA Minister to Officially Open PriceWaterhouseCoopers Offices in Midrand

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will deliver a keynote address at the event marking the official opening of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers offices in Waterfall, Midrand on 5 June 2018.   Media confirmations should be sent to Nkanyiso Ndadane: 066 480 3430   – DATE    : 5 June 2018 – TIME     : 5:30pm […]

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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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Minister Mkhize Welcomes New MISA CEO

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the approval by Cabinet of the appointment of Mr Goodman Ntandazo Vimba as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). MISA is an agency under the Ministry Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) mandated to provide […]

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Minister Mkhize has noted with Concern the AG Report Showing Regression in some of the Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the audit improvements in some municipalities and expressed serious concern about those that have regressed, in light of the 2016/17 audit report released by the Auditor General (AG) today, 22 May 2018. The audit outcome reflects the results for the first […]