Deputy Minister Nel Calls for Meaningful Community Participation in Local Governance

According to publicly available research, local government protests have spread across the country, increasing in frequency and violence in 2009 and peaking significantly in 2012.

Media Alert: Deputy Minister Nel to be a Panellist at the Wits P&DM Governance Roundtable

The Deputy Minister for the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Andries Nel will be a panelist at the round table discussion, where his address will be on political and institutional challenges and opportunities for dealing with local delivery.

New Salary Capping Measures for Senior Municipal Managers Published

On 29 March 2014 Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lechesa Tsenoli, published a Notice in the Government Gazette which effectively sets upper limits on the remuneration packages that will be paid to all senior municipal managers to be appointed in the future.

Violent Protests Uncceptable in our Democracy

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli has strongly condemned the violent community protests which have taken place in Bloemhof, where private and public property has been badly damaged and community members displaced from their homes. 

CoGTA and LGSETA Pledge Ongoing Cooperation in Infrastructure Development

On Tuesday, 25 March 2014, the Department of Cooperative Governance, the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA) and the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority signed a crucial collaboration agreement between government entities at the offices of the Cooperative Governance  in Pretoria.


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