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Cogta Responds to the News24 Index

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has noted the NEWS24 article published on 18 October 2021 pertaining to the Out of Order Index. The index, like many other studies focusing on the local government sector, highlights challenges faced by numerous municipalities across a myriad of indicators with a specific focus on the […]

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Water Laboratory Construction Sod Turning Ceremony in Ngaka Modiri Molema Brings DDM to Life

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The District Development champion of Ngaka Modiri Molema, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Obed Bapela and the Premier of the North West Province, Bushy Maape, today – 21 October 2021 officiated a water testing laboratory sod-turning event in Mahikeng. Also in attendance at the event were the MECs, Ngaka Modiri Molema […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Extension of the National State of Disaster

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster on Covid-19 until 15 November 2021, in terms of section 27(5)(c) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). The decision to extend the state of national disaster follows […]

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Ministerial Intergovernmental Committee on Disaster Management to Brief Media on Summer Seasonal Forecast and Disaster Preparedness Measures

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he Ministerial Intergovernmental Committee on Disaster Management (ICDM) will, following its meeting held, 13 October 2021, brief the media on the Summer Seasonal Forecast issued recently by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), read with the Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) statement released by the secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Gazettes Amended Alert Level 1 Regulations

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted the Amendment of regulation 69 of the Regulations in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002. Government has eased lockdown restrictions following trends in the progression of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decrease in the number of infections, […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Passing of Naledi Local Municipality Mayor, Cllr Neo Schalk

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock at the sudden passing of the Mayor of Naledi Local Municipality, Cllr Neo Schalk. Cllr Schalk tragically lost his life in a head-on collision on the N14 outside Vryburg on Sunday, 3 October 2021. I wish to convey my […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Gazetted Covid-19 Adjusted Alert Level 1 Regulations

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Following the address by President Ramaphosa on 30 September 2021, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma gazetted new Covid-19 regulations moving the country to Adjusted Level 1 from midnight (30 September 2021). The Minister of CoGTA is designated under sections 3 and 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Welcomes the Constitutional Court Judgement on the Reopening of Candidates Nomination Process in the 2021 Local Government Elections

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma welcomes the judgement handed down on Monday, 20 September 2021 by the Constitutional Court in which she was cited as one of the respondents. Today’s judgement follows an urgent application by the Democratic Alliance (DA), for direct access and an order seeking […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on Gazetting the Date of the 2021 Municipal Elections

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has today, 20 September 2021, gazetted the date of the municipal elections scheduled for 01 November 2021. This will be the sixth municipal election held in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. To comply with statutory and constitutional obligations, […]