MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs F.D. Xasa will be visiting Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha in the Dalindyebo Region. The purpose of the meeting is to meet with traditional leaders to discuss matters pertaining to Traditional Leadership and Governance as well broader service delivery challenges in the area.

MEC Xasa will be accompanied by Troika from OR Tambo District Municipality and King Sabata Dalindyebo local municipality, representatives from sector departments, officials from Cogta and Community Development Workers (CDWs). This visit is scheduled to be as follows:

Venue: Bumbane Great Place
Date: 18 August 2017
Time: 10h00

Members of the media are invited to attend and kindly confirm attendance to Mr Siphiwo Stemele at the following numbers: 040- 609 4827/ 082 775 2633.
Issued by the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Enquiries: Mamnkeli Ngam: 071 685 7981.


FLOWING from the end of term of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL), the process to establish Local Houses of Traditional Leaders (LHTL) in the Province is firmly in place. The assurance was made by the Cogta MEC Fikile Xasa following engagement meetings with key stakeholders affected by the process. The Houses will be stablished in Alfred Nzo, Chris Hani, Amathole, Joe Gqabi, OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro Municipalities.

MEC Xasa met with members of the former Executive Committee of the EC House of Traditional Leaders, Speakers from District Municipalities, leadership of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (CONTRALESA) and Kings in Mthatha and East London recently. The purpose of the sessions was to share information with regard to regulations on the election of members of the Houses.

“We are determined to ensure that the entire process is technically sound and beyond reproach. We want to do things in line with provisions of the law and applicable regulations without fail. The Premier of the Province and myself will act as referees to achieve a free and fair election process,” said MEC Xasa. Continue reading