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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy and allows citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At the local government level, the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires, among others, that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising their powers. These […]

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KwaZulu-Natal to Receive Humanitarian Aid from the State of Qatar and Brief the Media on Interventions Following Devastating Floods

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Ministers Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma of COGTA, Dr Naledi Pandor of DIRCO, Lindiwe Zulu of DSD, Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier Sihle Zikalala, eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda as well as H.E. Tariq Ali Faraj Ambassador of the State of Qatar in South Africa, will brief the media on interventions and receive […]

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CoGTA Ministry to Table the 2022/23 Budget Vote

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The Deputy Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Obed Bapela and Thembisile Nkadimeng will table the 2022/23 CoGTA Budget to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). Through the Budget Vote, the leadership will articulate the progress achieved since last year. In addition, the Deputy Ministers will outline the vision, strategic key areas and […]

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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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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 […]