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Launch of the Groundbreaking COGTA-United Nations Partnership to Support District Development Model

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the head of the United Nations (UN) in South Africa and Resident Coordinator, Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas, will launch the ground-breaking COGTA-UN partnership on 06 April 2021 in support of the implementation of the District Development Model (DDM) in the O.R. Tambo […]

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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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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 Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to Attend and Deliver a Keynote Address at the Official Renaming Event of Mbizana Local Municipality

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will visit Mbizana Local Municipality in Alfred Nzo District in the Wild Coast Region of the Eastern Cape Province. The Minister will deliver a keynote address at the official renaming of the municipality after the struggle stalwart, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The renaming […]

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DG Williamson Addresses Port St Johns Local Municipality Strategic Planning Session

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On Monday, 15 March 2021 the Director-General (DG) of the Department of Cooperative Governance, Ms Avril Williamson delivered the keynote address during the Port St Johns (PSJ) Local Municipality Strategic Planning Session on behalf of the Minister of COGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. The strategic planning session presented an opportunity to reflect on the performance […]

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What is the District Development Model?

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The District Development Model was initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his Budget Speech in 2019. Subsequently, the District Development Model was discussed and adopted by Cabinet, the 2019 Presidential Coordinating Council (PCC), the March 2020 extended PCC and various MINMECs. The President in the 2019 Presidency Budget Speech (2019) identified the “pattern of operating […]

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South Africa Moves to Lockdown Alert Level 1

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With a fall in new COVID-19 cases, South Africa moved from Level 3 to Level 1 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy from Sunday midnight. Addressing the nation on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Cabinet had taken this decision earlier today. Under Level 1 of the lockdown, […]