The mandate of this department is to ensure a Local Government system that is able to respond to the needs of the citizens. This is a onerous mandate requiring our best efforts
TODAY, Co-operative governance and traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Fikile Xasa handed over the report on allegations of mismanagement at Baviaans Local Municipality to the Council. The Council meeting was held in Steytlerville attended by Councils and senior officials from Cogta in Bhisho. Baviaans is a Category 1 municipality.MEC Xasa said he visited Baviaans Local Municipality to hand over the report to its Council with its recommendations. He added that any irregular finding in the report, must be corrected in line with the applicable legislation before the amalgamation process is started. The investigation conducted by Cogta officials, was conducted over a three month period from March to May 2016.“We expect the Mayor and Council to take time and apply his mind on the recommendations and provide responses to me.I will then get monthly reports on the implementation of the recommendations from the Mayor,” said MEC Xasa. Continue reading
As part of the Back to Basics (B2B) programme of putting the concerns of the people first, MEC for the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) will be visiting the community of Elliotdale to discuss service delivery issues which have led to violent protests this week. MEC Xasa will also attend to complaints raised by Ratepayers of Mbhashe Local Municipality. The visit will take place on 02 May 2016. The details are as follows;
- 10h00-12h00 meeting at Jalamba Traditional Council in Ward 18,
- 13h00-15h00 meeting at Mqhele Administrative area in Ward 28.
- 16h00- 17h30 meeting with Mbashe Rate Payers Association. Continue reading