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Municipalities Across South Africa Receive First Tranche of Local Government Equitable Share

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Municipalities across the country have today, 6 July 2022, received the first tranche of the Local Government Equitable Share (LGES). The total amount of the first tranche transferred to the primary bank accounts of all municipalities amounts to R33,9 billion. The LGES allocation will be transferred in three tranches during the current local government’s financial […]

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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 a 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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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA)

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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a national government component constituted in terms of Section 7(2) Schedule 3 of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended), accountable to the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. This initiative is an integral part of the Department of Cooperative Governance’s programme towards improving municipal infrastructure […]

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Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting of 22 June 2022

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A.    ISSUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT 1.    Climate Change 1.1.    Cabinet welcomed the visit to South Africa by Mr Alok Sharma, President of the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Summit, from 19 to 21 June 2022, and his assessment that South Africa has shown a clear commitment to a clean energy transition. 1.2.    In 2021, […]

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The Government of Mozambique Sending Humanitarian Aid to KwaZulu-Natal

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will on behalf of the South African government receive a consignment of humanitarian aid from the Republic of Mozambique. Minister Dlamini Zuma will be accompanied by the representative of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial government. The much-needed humanitarian aid will be handed over by High Commissioner H.E. […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Notes and Welcomes AGSA 2020/21 Audit Outcome Reports to Individual Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma notes and welcomes the 2020/21 audit reports to individual municipalities as released by the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) today, 15 June 2022 under the theme – “Capable leadership to demonstrate change through strengthening transparency and accountability”. The audit outcomes are […]

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Youth Month 2022

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In 1994, June 16 was declared as commemoration of National Youth Day in South Africa. This is the day the country reflects on the massacre of school children during the Soweto Uprising of 1976. Each year, June 16 is therefore a day to recognise the struggles of the youth of 76 and celebrate the impact […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Gazettes the Determination of Upper Limits of the Salaries, Allowances and Benefits of Different Members of Municipal Councils

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Under the powers vested in me by sections 7(1), 8(5)(a) and 9(5)(a) of the Remuneration of Public Office-bearers Act, 1998 (Act No. 20 of 1998), I, Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, after – (a) consultation with the member of the Executive Council responsible for local government in each province; […]