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Municipal Money

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Municipal Money is a web-based tool designed to inform citizens on their local authority’s financial performance and allows comparisons between municipalities. The website is designed to present key municipal financial information to a general audience, who do not necessarily have any financial background or knowledge. This is done by using a variety of visual elements […]

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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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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Brief the Media on the 2021 Local Government Elections

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the media on developments with regards to the 2021 local government elections. – Date: Tuesday, 03 August 2021 – Time: 16h00 – Venue: Virtual Members of the media invited to register for the virtual briefing via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3rNO0UJ NB: After registering, […]

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Understanding Local Government

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1. The role and spheres of government Government has the responsibility to make policies and laws about the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the delivery of government services. Government collects revenue [income] from taxes and uses this money to provide services and infrastructure that improves the lives of all the people in the country, […]

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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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Facts about Indigent Households

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In 2001 South Africa adopted a policy intended for the provision of free basic services to poorer households. Under this policy, municipalities were tasked to identify indigent households that would receive services – such as water and electricity – for free or at substantially subsidised rates. South Africa’s 257 municipalities registered 3,51 million indigent households in […]

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PCC Endorses District-Centred Development Model

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The President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) has endorsed a new district-based model for development that will synchronise planning by all spheres of government and involve citizens and civil society in the development of South Africa’s 44 municipal districts and eight (8) Metros. This is the key outcome of the first meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council […]