Media Alert: Post-SoNA on Local Government Media Briefing

Members of the media are invited to a post State of Nation Address  (SoNA) media briefing on Local Government.

Auditor General Investigation into Westonaria LM to Commence in Earnest

The Office of the Auditor General of South Africa (AG-SA) convened a successful consultative meeting with the leadership of the Greater Westonaria Concerned Residents Association (GWCRA) facilitated by the National and the Gauteng Provincial Department of COGTA.

CoGTA Welcomes SA Human Rights Commission Report

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs welcomes the SAHRC’s report on access to sufficient water and decent sanitation, published today.


Update on Heavy Rains and Flooding Across South Africa

During the past week, the north-eastern parts of the country have been experiencing heavy rains which led to flooding in many places. These heavy rains were caused by the presence of upper air trough (extension of a low pressure) in the upper portions of the atmosphere and allowed for plenty of tropically-sourced air mass to be drawn into the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country.

Municipal Property Rates Amendment Act Adopted in Parliament

On Tuesday, 11 March 2013, the National Assembly adopted the Municipal Property Rates Amendment Bill. The Bill was adopted by the National Assembly in the context of the significant challenges that remain in realizing the vision of democratic and developmental local government outlined in our Constitution.


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