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Deputy Minister Nkadimeng Participates in the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Looking Into the Role of Local Government Post-Covid-19 Socio-Economic Recovery

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms Thembisile Nkadimeng, will deliver a keynote address at the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Regional Conference. The two and half days’ hybrid Regional Conference will be hosted by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), in partnership with the Department of Cooperative Governance in South Africa (DCoG) […]

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National Intervention in the Mangaung Metropolitan and Enoch Mgijima Local Municipalities

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Cabinet approved the intervention in terms of Section 139(7) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996, read together with Section 150 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act 56 of 2003), in the Mangaung Metropolitan and Enoch Mgijima Local municipalities. Both municipalities have been experiencing significant financial and service delivery […]

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Small Town Regeneration Strategy

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The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), acting as the implementing agent of the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), has embarked on the review of the existing Small Town Regeneration Programme (STR). Since the commission of the STR in 2013/2014 and the adoption of the IUDF in 2016, there have been varying degrees of success and […]

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Provincial Intervention in Local Government in terms of Section 139 of the Constitution and the Municipal Finance Management Act

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Total Number of Municipalities Currently Under Intervention as of February* 2022 Name of Province Number of Municipalities Eastern Cape 3 Free State 1 KwaZulu Natal 8 Gauteng 2 Limpopo 1 Mpumalanga 5 Northern Cape 2 North West 8 Western Cape 1 Total Number of Municipalities 31   Total number of municipalities categorised per province Total […]

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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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Deputy Minister Bapela to Join the Commission on Khoi-San Matters at the Launch of the Awareness Campaign for the Application for Recognition

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Mr Obed Bapela will on 25 March 2022, join the Commission on Khoi-San Matters (CKSM) as they kickstart a series of education and awareness campaigns on the application for recognition of Khoi-San communities, branches, senior Khoi-San leaders and branch heads as prescribed in section 56 of the Traditional […]

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Government Implements Lifestyle Audits

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The compulsory lifestyle audits that were introduced in April last year are already being implemented across the public service space. Public Service and Administration, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo recently confirmed that by the end of January 2022, there were national and provincial departments that have reported to the DPSA that they either completed lifestyle audits or […]