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Cogta Responds to the News24 Index

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has noted the NEWS24 article published on 18 October 2021 pertaining to the Out of Order Index. The index, like many other studies focusing on the local government sector, highlights challenges faced by numerous municipalities across a myriad of indicators with a specific focus 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 […]

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Water Laboratory Construction Sod Turning Ceremony in Ngaka Modiri Molema Brings DDM to Life

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The District Development champion of Ngaka Modiri Molema, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Obed Bapela and the Premier of the North West Province, Bushy Maape, today – 21 October 2021 officiated a water testing laboratory sod-turning event in Mahikeng. Also in attendance at the event were the MECs, Ngaka Modiri Molema […]

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National Disaster Management Centre #NDMC External Bursary for 
the 2022 Academic Year

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The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), a branch of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the external Bursary Programme for the 2022 academic year. The NDMC Bursary Programme seeks to fund selected students towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in Disaster Management or a field associated with […]

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National Disaster Management Centre External Bursary for 
the 2022 Academic Year

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The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), a branch of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the external Bursary Programme for the 2022 academic year. The NDMC Bursary Programme seeks to fund selected students towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in Disaster Management or a field associated with […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Extension of the National State of Disaster

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster on Covid-19 until 15 November 2021, in terms of section 27(5)(c) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). The decision to extend the state of national disaster follows […]

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Ministerial Intergovernmental Committee on Disaster Management to Brief Media on Summer Seasonal Forecast and Disaster Preparedness Measures

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he Ministerial Intergovernmental Committee on Disaster Management (ICDM) will, following its meeting held, 13 October 2021, brief the media on the Summer Seasonal Forecast issued recently by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), read with the Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) statement released by the secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Gazettes Amended Alert Level 1 Regulations

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted the Amendment of regulation 69 of the Regulations in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002. Government has eased lockdown restrictions following trends in the progression of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decrease in the number of infections, […]

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Circular No. 13 of 2021: Payment of Once-off Gratuity to Eligible Non-Returning Councillors

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The purpose of this circular is to provide guidance on the implementation and the roll-out of the Once-Off Gratuity (OOG) payment to eligible non-returning Councillors (Cllrs) post the 2021 Local Government Elections (“LGEs”).  The OOG was paid to eligible non-returning Cllrs post the 2011 and the 2016 LGEs. Pursuant to engagements with various stakeholders1, the […]