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Discover the Intermediate City Municipalities Programme

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Intermediate City Municipalities programme

South Africa’s apartheid history and the distortions it created in the space economy have had tremendous effects on secondary cities. Because of constrained urbanization under apartheid, dense settlements sprang up at the edge of the so-called homeland areas as close to urban areas in “white” South Africa as possible. These settlements were in fact residential […]

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Minister Mkhize Invites Suitable Candidates to Serve as Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, invites nominations from organisations and individuals within the cultural, religious and linguistic sectors of South Africa for appointment as candidates to serve as Commissioners of the Commission on the Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission). The […]

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Minister Mkhize Invites Suitable Candidates to Apply for Appointment to the Municipal Demarcation Board

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he Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the appointment as members of Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) for a period of five years, beginning from 20 February 2019 until 20 February 2024. The MDB, established in terms of Section 155(3)(b) of the Constitution of the […]

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department Of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(COGTA).  The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved living conditions […]

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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?

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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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Minister Zweli Mkhize Delivered a Mandela Day Present to Rural Inchanga School

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize celebrated the Mandela Day  with learners and teachers of Obed Mlaba Technical School at Inchanga near Durban where he donated mathematics and science laboratory kit and committed to build four brick classrooms in partnership with Ikusasa leAfrika Foundation to promote education in the rural community. The school […]