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
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Honourable Fikile Xasa, will on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, visit Joe Gqabi District Municipality in Barkley East. The purpose of the visit is to unleash a programme to support War Rooms so that they become functional and realise their objectives.
The engagement session is part of the implementation of the Policy Speech delivered by MEC Xasa in April wherein he saidin the new financial year, Cogta’s plans include facilitating, supporting and monitoring the establishment of War Rooms in 705 Wards of the Province and the participation of traditional leaders therein.“The intention of setting up War Rooms is to broaden participation of civil society on issues of service delivery, planning as well as to enforce accountability by public Continue reading
The Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders in conjunction with multi- stakeholders is engaging in a public awareness initiation campaign whose overarching objective is to curb deaths and injuries of young initiates in the Eastern Cape Province.
The secondary objective of the campaign is to educate communities including women about their role in this age old custom, its meaning and its importance. The inclusion of women to participate during these campaigns stems from the fact that there has been a widely reported unguided interference on their side which has caused an uproar and discomfort in the Province as it compromises the sanctity and values espoused by this age old custom. Continue reading