Vision: An integrated, responsive and highly effective governance system including communities to achieve sustainable development and improved service delivery.


Our mission is to facilitate cooperative governance and support all spheres of government, promote traditional affairs and support associated institutions through:

  • Developing appropriate policies and legislation to promote integration in government’s development programmes and service delivery;
  • Providing strategic interventions, support and partnerships to facilitate policy implementation in the Provinces and Local Government; and
  • Creating enabling mechanisms for communities to participate in governance.

You can access more information about Department of Cooperative Governance branches with information about unit heads, functions and responsibilities: Structure and Contacts for DCoG