Mkhize: Help is on the way for dysfunctional municipalities

2018-08-06 15:06

Minister Zweli Mkhize has said his department has appointed 81 new engineers and town planners.

Two underage boys die at illegal Eastern Cape initiation schools

2018-06-22 14:49

Three initiates, two of whom were just 15, have died in the Eastern Cape, barely 10 days after authorities launched the winter initiation season.

KZN auditor-general halts eThekwini Metro audit following 'death threats', recalls all staff

2018-05-25 11:28

The KZN office of the auditor-general has stopped auditing the books of the eThekwini Metro and has recalled all its staff from the council after allegedly receiving a series of death threats.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma municipality under administration – KZN Cogta

2018-03-28 18:50

The Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma municipality in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, has been placed under administration.

No performance bonuses for poorly performing municipality officials – KZN Cogta

2018-02-22 17:32

Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has vowed to ensure than no salary increments or performance bonuses are paid to officials linked to poor audit outcomes in KwaZulu-Natal municipalities.

Work drying up in Western Cape drought

2017-10-25 18:54

Red flags have been raised over possible civil unrest in the Western Cape due to the predicted loss of around 50 000 jobs as the drought hammers the agricultural sector, parliament has heard.

CoGTA fails to spend R3bn of its budget - report

2017-10-08 16:30

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has been fingered in a parliamentary report for not spending R3.2bn of its budget, which has a negative effect on municipal service delivery.

Political killings could plunge KZN municipalities into state of ungovernability – Cogta MEC

2017-09-05 13:37

The continuous political killings in KwaZulu-Natal could plunge municipalities into a state of ungovernability, the provincial Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs says.

Cogta ‘sitting on aid funds’

2017-02-27 10:23

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has been caught out, after it appears to have failed to spend at least 50% of its drought relief allocation.

Public official murders threaten KZN stability - Cogta

2016-12-19 12:47

A spate of public officials' murders is threatening years of stability in KwaZulu-Natal, says MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube.


Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres as death toll climbs

2018-06-25 10:07

Parents have been urged to verify the legitimacy of the places they send their sons for the circumcision rituals being conducted during the winter holidays, as the death toll increases to at least four boys.

Government lifts national drought state of disaster

2018-06-13 19:04

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the national state of disaster over drought has lapsed and will not be renewed but the Western Cape remains a provincial disaster.

Treasury blames weak political leadership, accountability for municipal debt woes

2018-05-16 13:53

Treasury’s Director- General Dondo Mogajane says that the weakness in most municipalities is linked to both political and administrative leadership.

Drought declared a national disaster

2018-03-13 09:22

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has declared the prevailing water crisis affecting multiple provinces a national state of disaster.

KZN asks for donations after storm causes R2bn damage

2017-11-03 14:44

The KwaZulu-Natal government has launched a bank account to receive disaster relief donations from corporates and members of the public, following the devastating storm that hit the province on October 10.

As it happened: 10 municipalities owe Eskom R7.5bn in overdue debt

2017-10-10 09:38

Ten municipalities owe Eskom R7.5bn in overdue debt, Eskom’s distribution executive Ayanda Noah has explained.

DA calls for intervention at Msunduzi municipality

2017-09-06 19:37

The DA has called on the KwaZulu-Natal government to intervene in the Msunduzi municipality where the party says money is still being spent frivolously despite crippling financial issues.

Hung KZN municipality put under administration

2017-09-04 21:31

A hung KwaZulu-Natal municipality has been put under financial administration after councillors failed to adequately work together to deliver services to their community.

Des van Rooyen backs Eskom as 13 municipalities face power cuts

2017-01-17 07:37

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has backed calls by Eskom for defaulting municipalities to pay their debts, as 13 areas fail to make payment plans.

Another chance for office bearers to be appointed in Nquthu municipality

2016-12-12 11:35

The beleaguered Nquthu Local Municipality will be given yet another opportunity to elect its office bearers, says Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

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