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The Determination and Redetermination of Municipal Boundaries

In preparations for the 2016 municipal elections, the Minister has, after consultation with the MECs responsible for local government in the provinces  . . .

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COGTA Calls for Effective Collaboration in Implementing Back to Basics

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel appealed for collaboration across the three spheres of government in implementing the Back to Basics programme and warned of consequences for failure to do so.

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Back to Basics Through MDB's Ward Delimitation Consultative Process

Address by Mr Andries Nel, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the launch of the Municipal Demarcation Boards Ward Delimitation Consultative Process, Gamalakhe Sports and Leisure Centre, KwaZulu Natal.

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  • The Determination and Redetermination of Municipal Boundaries +

    In preparations for the 2016 municipal elections, the Minister has, after consultation with the MECs responsible for local government in Read More
  • COGTA Calls for Effective Collaboration in Implementing Back to Basics +

    Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel appealed for collaboration across the three spheres of government Read More
  • Back to Basics Through MDB's Ward Delimitation Consultative Process +

    Address by Mr Andries Nel, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the launch of the Municipal Demarcation Read More
  • What is the National Development Plan? +

    The National Development Plan is a plan for the country to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 through uniting Read More
  • Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Outlines Ward Delimitation Process Priorities +

    While awaiting the publication of the formula for the determination of the number of Councillors the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Read More
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Infrastructure Development

Promotes accelerated infrastructure delivery in order to strengthen implementation of municipal infrastructure development at local government to targeted communities in order to eradicate backlogs and enable access to basic services.  During 2009/10 financial year, the sub-programme increased access to basic services by 1.2 million on basic water, 687 070 on basic sanitation, 965 636 on roads and community lighting by 464 183. 

 

The target for 2010/11 financial year is 1.4 million for basic water, 808 070 for basic sanitation, 1.1 million for roads and 540 186 for community lighting.  Access to free basic services by poor households during 2009/10 financial amounted to 87% for free basic water and 87% for free basic electricity.  The targets for free basic water and electricity for the 2010/11 financial year is 90% and 89% respectively.  Funding for basic services is provided through the Municipal Infrastructure Grant.