KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube. (Kaveel Singh, News24)
Durban – Post-election support will be given to
municipalities throughout KwaZulu-Natal, Co-operative Governance and
Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said on Thursday.
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Dube-Ncube was speaking at a press briefing at Cogta offices
in Durban, outlining preparations for the upcoming elections on August 3.
According to Dube-Ncube, the department would assist
municipalities once the elections are over. She said Cogta would assist with
the constitution of elected councils, orientation, induction and capacity
building for newly-elected councillors.
She said post-elections assistance would take place after
the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) handed over results to provincial
"Our department must thereafter ensure that, within 14
days since this announcement, all councils are functional. Our facilitation
will include assistance in the swearing in of all office bearers and the
establishment of municipal committees."
Dube-Ncube said Cogta aimed to have all councils constituted
as quickly as possible, "so they are able to start work from day
She added that councillor induction programmes would be
conducted by the South African Local Government Association (Salga) and Cogta
within two weeks of the first meetings of newly elected councils.
"This will be followed by focussed and specific
capacity development modules for mayors, speakers and other municipal office
Once newly elected councils had concluded their election of
office bearers, the process to establish 870 ward committees in KwaZulu-Natal
would begin, Dube-Ncube said.
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