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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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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, […]

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​Tourism Month 2021

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​Tourism Month is celebrated annually in September to highlight South Africa’s diverse tourism offerings as well as the sector’s significant contribution to the country’s economy. Inspired by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), World Tourism Day celebrations on 27 September, Tourism Month provides a platform for the South African sector to celebrate, reflect and […]

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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]

Jobs

Jobs

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Current Vacancies: Department of Cooperative Governance  Department of Traditional Affairs Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent  You can also check out the following Metropolitan Municipalities’ websites for vacancies. Local Government Jobs in Metropolitan Municipalities: City of Johannesburg Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay Metro City of Tshwane Buffalo City Municipality City of Cape Town Important Documents The […]

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South Africa’s Population at 59.6 Million

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Statistics South Africa says South Africa’s mid-year population is estimated at 59.6 million in 2020. According to the StatsSA report, Gauteng continues to record the largest share of South Africa’s population, with approximately 15.5 million people (26%) living in this province. KwaZulu-Natal is the province with the second largest population, with an estimated 11.5 million […]

Leadership

Director-General Avril Williamson

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Ms Williamson has been in the field of Human Resources for the past 27 years. Her experience emanates from working in diverse industries including Manufacturing, ICT, Telecommunications and Public and Higher Education Sectors, where she held Senior and Executive Director roles in large corporates such as DaimlerChrysler, SARS, BMW South Africa, Vodacom, DHA, and SRSA. […]