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Minister Gordhan Welcomes MDB’s Redetermination of Municipal Boundaries

COGTA Minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan, welcomes the release of the redetermination of the municipal boundaries by the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB).

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Deputy Minister Nel Launches Back to Basics in Northern Cape

Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel - Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs at the Northern Cape Back Back to Basics launch held in Kimberley on 3 July 2015

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South African Youth Building a Better Future

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Deputy Minister Andries Nel says he is inspired by the youth of South Africa who are building a better future each day. Read more...

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  • Minister Gordhan Welcomes MDB’s Redetermination of Municipal Boundaries +

    COGTA Minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan, welcomes the release of the redetermination of the municipal boundaries by the Municipal Demarcation Board Read More
  • Deputy Minister Nel Launches Back to Basics in Northern Cape +

    Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel - Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs at the Northern Cape Back Back to Basics launch Read More
  • South African Youth Building a Better Future +

    Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Deputy Minister Andries Nel says he is inspired by the youth of South Africa Read More
  • Minister Gordhan Condemns Chaos at Oudtshoorn Municipality +

    COGTA Minister Pravin Gordhan strongly condemns the chaos and intimidation that erupted at the Oudtshoorn Municipal council meeting on Tuesday. Read More
  • Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel in Mogalakwena, Limpopo +

    “We are generation 2020. We don’t want a hand-out, we want a hand-up.”  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.