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The CoGTA Ministry consists of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) and the Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA). The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB), South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and South African Cities Network (SACN) are entities reporting to the CoGTA Minister. The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) reports to DCoG.

Visit to uThongathi Area
Minister Thembi Nkadimeng assesses storm damage in uThongathi, including the Qoqisizwe ECD center and tornado-hit eMagwaveni settlement.
eThekwini Metro Municipality Oversight Visit
Minister Thembi Nkadimeng is conducting an oversight visit in KwaZulu-Natal today, following recent disasters. The visit aims to assess the extent of the damage firsthand, with Minister Nkadimeng inspecting affected areas.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived at the Kariega
President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived at the Kariega, Town Hall, Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape to assess the response by government departments and entities as well as civil society to floods in the province.
Presidential visit to Gqeberha
Minister Thembi Nkadimeng joins the Presidential visit to Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading efforts to respond to recent floods that claimed lives and damaged public and private properties.
Eastern Cape Floods
Minister Nkadimeng and Deputy Minister Burns Ncamashe are in the Eastern Cape, visiting the homes of victims who have been severely affected by the recent floods.
Local Economic Development Planning Partnership Initiative
The DCoG Directorate of Local Economic Development Planning has partnered with eThekwini Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) and SALGA to improve the skills of local economic development practitioners to plan and implement LED in municipalities through a series of masterclasses.
DDM Presidential Imbizo programme: Northern Cape
CoGTA Minister Thembi Nkadimeng explaining the goal of the DDM Presidential Imbizo before the President met with the people of Kuruman at Batlharos Sports Ground.
DDM Presidential Imbizo programme: Northern Cape
COGTA Minister Thembi Nkadimeng engaging with the Northern Cape Provincial House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders for the DDM Presidential Imbizo program.
Eskom DAA Signing Ceremony
At the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality and Eskom DAA signing ceremony, Deputy Minister Tau acknowledged the challenges faced by the municipality in servicing Eskom debt and providing electricity to the community.
CWP Smart Partnerships Launch
The Deputy Minister of COGTA, Mr. Parks Tau, launched the reimagined Community Work Programme (CWP) at Chief Mogale Community Hall, forging Smart Partnerships to maximize impact.
Ikageng Light Industrial Park
Minster Nkadimeng has arrived at the JB Marks Local Municipality to hand over the Ikageng Light Industrial Park.
The EmpowaYouth movement
The EmpowaYouth movement is transforming opportunities for young people in peri-urban and rural areas. It inspires futures and embodies the mantra - Inspired, Connected and Transformed.
refurbished Maluti-a-Phofung Sewer Pump stations
The Deputy Minister of CoGTA, Mr. Parks Tau, and the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr. David Mahlobo, handed over newly refurbished Maluti-a-Phofung Sewer Pump stations in Qwaqwa.
Schalkwyk Road in Eatonside Sebokeng Unit 6
Minister Nkadimeng is today handing over the Schalkwyk Road in Eatonside Sebokeng Unit 6 under the Emfuleni local municipality, situated within the Sedibeng District in Gauteng Province.
Government and Business Thought Leadership Dialogue
Deputy President Paul Mashatile leads a Thought Leadership Dialogue between Government and Business. The aim is to strengthen local government's ability to deliver on its mandate. This dialogue enables municipalities to promote a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and the community to prosper.
Government and Business Thought Leadership Dialogue
Deputy President Paul Mashatile leads a Thought Leadership Dialogue between Government and Business. The aim is to strengthen local government's ability to deliver on its mandate. This dialogue enables municipalities to promote a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and the community to prosper.
Government and Business Thought Leadership Dialogue
Deputy President Paul Mashatile leads a Thought Leadership Dialogue between Government and Business. The aim is to strengthen local government's ability to deliver on its mandate. This dialogue enables municipalities to promote a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and the community to prosper.
NHTKL and Government Annual Dialogue
The NHTKL Chairperson, Kgosi Thabo Seatlholo, opened the Dialogue by discussing highlights and concerns from Traditional Leadership over the past 30 years of democracy and the sixth administration's last five years.
Upgrade Main Sewer Pipeline
The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Parks Tau, together with other officials, conducted a walkabout to assess the upgraded main sewer pipeline. This cooperative effort aligns with the Constitution's section 154, promoting sustainable local government services and critical infrastructure upgrades.
Emfuleni Mayoral Lekgotla
The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Parks Tau is today, participating in a two-day Emfuleni Mayor Lekgotla convened under the theme: "Mastering the art of implementation through consolidating cooperative local government, service delivery and fiscal discipline."
Minister Nkadimeng Officially Hands Over Wastewater Treatment Works To Zululand District Municipality, In Bhokwe - Ward 5, Abaqulusi Local Municipality
funds disbursed to Municipalities and Provinces for disaster interventions
Minister Thembi Nkadimeng is today releasing the details of the funds disbursed to Municipalities and Provinces for disaster interventions. catch live on
Southern Africa Development Community Traditional Leadership Drug Demand Reduction Meeting
The Deputy Minister of CoGTA; Prince Zolile Burns Ncamashe has delivered the keynote address at the AU Commission SADC Traditional Leaders Drug Demand Reduction Consultation
Internal Service Delivery Interventions Meeting
DM Parks Tau, earlier today convened an internal Service Delivery Interventions meeting. The meeting was attended by officials from DCoG, MISA, and the RMO led by DG Tshangana and CEO Kgomo. The meeting serves as a platform to track progress in the implementation of interventions, particularly in the 30 priority municipalities. The meeting received an update on proposed interventions and the mobilisation of resources through sector department partnerships and private sector organisations as informed by the work of DCoG, MISA, and the RMO.
Minister Nkadimeng convened with representatives from the DST
The meeting explored the viability of deploying alternative provision of water services during emergencies such as disaster management efforts and ensure access to potable water on a medium-term basis.
Small-Town Regeneration Strategy implementation
The Minister of CoGTA, Ms Thembi Nkadimeng, and Mayor of Lekwa, Cllr Louis Thabethe, are leading a key Small-Town Regeneration Strategy meeting today in Standerton. The Small-Town Regeneration strategy restores underperforming small towns' economic potential, leveraging their endowments and roles in larger settlements.
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Local Government:

Dear Participant,

Please note that this Webinar has been postponed to Next Tuesday, 25 June 2024 12:30-15:30 due to the Presidential Inauguration taking place on 19 June 2024.

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, in partnership with the Dullah Omar Institute and the South African Cities Network invites you to a webinar to provide input/comments on the Local Government Municipal Structures Amendment Bill.

  • Date: 25 June 2024
  • Time: 12:30 – 15:30
  • Venue: MS Team – Register Here
  • Programme: Attached
  • Municipal Structures Amendment Bill 2024 click here
  • Dullah Omar Institute Summary of the Municipal Structures Amendment Bill: click here
  • Survey: If you are unable to attend the webinar and would like to share your inputs on the Municipal Structures Amendment Bill for us to include in the joint submission, the Microsoft Form will be open until 17h00 on Friday 28 June  – Click here
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#𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫: Free basic municipal services are provided at no charge by the South African Government to poor households, they include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation.

Only indigent households qualify for free basic services. Municipalities subject all applications to means tests to determine whether households meet the criteria set by the municipality to qualify for indigent status. Municipalities determine their categories of subsidies. In some municipalities, households qualify for 100% subsidies while others qualify for less -depending on the criteria set.𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 - An amount of water the government determines that should be provided free to poor households to meet basic needs is currently set at 6kl per month per household within 200 metres from each dwelling.𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 an amount of electricity provided to qualifying households per month for a grid-energy system (connected through the national electrification programme) is provided. This amount of electricity will be enough to provide basic lighting, basic water heating using a kettle, basic ironing and a small black and white TV and radio. Users who have pre-paid electricity meters will be able to see when the free electricity is used up and will have to buy more electricity at their own expense. Users with conventional or credit meters will not be able to see easily when they have used up their units. They will be charged for additional use at the end of each month. Consumers who do not have access to grid electricity could be provided with non-grid electricity by their municipalities. You should contact your municipality to find out the type of alternative energy sources provided.𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, and solid waste management are subsidised up to a certain amount per month or 100% subsidy for indigent households.#COGTA#localgovernment#LeaveNoOneBehind ... See MoreSee Less

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