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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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IEC seeks to Postpone By-Elections

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The Electoral Commission has once again approached the Electoral Court to postpone a series of scheduled by-elections following the implementation of COVID-19 level 3 lockdown restrictions. In a statement, the commission said this was because the lockdown regulations include prohibitions on political activities. The commission said it is seeking the court’s approval to postpone by-elections […]

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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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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) has Gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster (Covid-19) in terms of section 27(5)(c) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). The extension follows consultations and approval by Cabinet. The decision to extend the state of national disaster was not […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Today, 13 October 2020, marks the global commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR) as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. The IDDR is meant to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including prevention, mitigation and preparedness. The commemoration of the IDDR provides an opportunity for disaster risk reduction practitioners […]

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Day Two of the Harry Gwala DDM Working Visit By Ministers Dlamini Zuma and Mthembu

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu accompanied by MEC of CoGTA in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sipho Hlomuka continued with day two of their working visit in Harry Gwala District Municipality. Minister Mthembu led the first part of day two programme to Harry […]

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Focus on KZN District Development

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, will this week undertake a joint District Development Model (DDM) working visit to the Harry Gwala District Municipality. During the visits, which will start today and conclude on Thursday, 15 October, the two Ministers will interact […]