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End of Year Statement by Minister Zweli Mkhize on Progress Made by CoGTA in Implementing Programme of Action

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It has been a hectic, challenging but also a very productive year for the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs portfolio. Around March this year we indicated that seven percent of the country’s municipalities were classified as well-functioning, about 31% as being reasonably functional, thirty-one percent as almost dysfunctional and the remaining 31% as dysfunctional or […]

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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]

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NCOP Adopts Report on Land Expropriation

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The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has adopted a report of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee on the Review of Section 25 of the Constitution – paving the way for Parliament to set in motion a mechanism to draft the Bill enabling the amendment. The NCOP sitting came after the report was adopted by the […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Hosts Religious Leaders for Cooperation on Rebuilding Municipalities

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 23 November, host the Leadership of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA) to discuss collaboration mechanisms between NICSA and the Ministry on departmental projects. In particular, the purpose of the meeting is to strengthening partnership between NICSA and COGTA on 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 […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to Host Committee to Deal with Maluti-a-Phofung Troubles as it Meets for the First Time

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 15 November 2018, host the first meeting of the Maluti-A-Phofung Consultative Committee established to finalise a recovery plan for the municipality. The committee has been established as a result of the recent court settlement in which the litigants accepted a co-operative governance […]

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Minister Mkhize to Lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMTT) on Electricity Reticulation to Update the Standing Committee on Public Accounts  

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMTT) on Electricity Reticulation to update the Standing Committee on Public Accounts about plans to resolve the impasse between Eskom and the affected municipalities. The meeting follows the one that was held on 14 June 2018, where the […]