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Minister Dlamini Zuma Launches the Local Government Anti-Corruption Forum and the Local Government Ethical Leadership Initiative

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on 20 September 2022 officially launch of the Local Government Anti-Corruption Forum and the Local Government Ethical Leadership Initiative (LGELI). The Local Government Anti-Corruption Forum (LGACF) was established in October 2020 under the chairship of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) supported by the […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Addresses the 2022 Local Government Week

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma delivered the keynote address at this year’s Local Government Week seminar convened by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).   The annual Local Government Week runs from 13 to 15 September 2022, under the theme: ‘Advancing Our Collective Effort to Enhance Oversight […]

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National Disaster Management Centre External Bursary for the 2023 Academic Year

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The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) through the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), hereby invites applications from suitable qualified persons for the external bursary programme for the 2023 academic year. The NDMC bursary seeks to fund selected students who intend studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in Disaster Management at South African Public Institutions […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Welcomes the Signing into Law of the Insertions/amendments to the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma welcomes the signing into law of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act, 2022. The act is part of the suite of legislations meant to ensure effective and efficient functioning municipalities. Amendment Bill [B2-2019) (“the Bill”) with corresponding provisions as the invalidated […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Condemns Violence at the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma condemns the violence that took at the Steve Tshwete local municipality in Mpumalanga, which resulted in the confirmed death of one person. The shooting incidents happened following a protest that started earlier this week by the workers who were demanding a salary […]

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Humanistic Early Warning Systems Save Lives

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During disasters, most people lose their lives due to limited information about potential disasters. Available research suggests that informed communities tend to respond better to natural disasters. An early warning system for hazards such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, or storms, is an integrated system which allows people to know hazardous weather is on its way […]

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Improving Oversight and Accountability through MPACs

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After its amendment and introduction of  Section 79A, the Municipal Structures Amendment Act made it mandatory for all municipalities in the country to establish a municipal public accounts committee (MPAC). MPACs are responsible for looking at unauthorised, irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure in municipalities. MPACs report to council and not the executive, therefore, they are […]

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Traditional Affairs General Amendment Bill [B16-2022]

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To amend the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, so as to correct certain references to the Code of Conduct; to amend the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, 2019, so as to provide clarity on a forum to be consulted; to repeal a section of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act, 2021; and to […]

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Sedibeng Residents have their Say at Presidential Imbizo

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Residents of the Sedibeng District Municipality have highlighted housing, sewerage, poor service delivery and unemployment as some of the key areas that government should urgently address to improve their lives. The residents were expressing their views at the District Development Model Presidential Imbizo led by President Ramaphosa at the Sharpeville Cricket Grounds in Gauteng, on […]