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
Cogta-EC will spearhead the process of establishing rescue centres to stem the rising number of initiate deaths in the Chris Hani District Municipality. The centres which will be secured from possible disturbance are earmarked for hot spot areas in Lukhanji, Tsolwana and Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipalities.
The decision was taken this morning in a meeting held at Thobikula Indoor Sport Centre in Lukhanji Local Municipality. It was convened at the request of the Chairperson of the Eastern Cape of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) Nkosi Ngangomhlaba Matanzima for an immediate intervention to stop the deaths of initiates.
The meeting was attended by Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle, Executive Mayor of Chris Hani District Municipality Councillor Mxolisi Koyo, Head of Department for Health Dr Thobile Mbengashe, members of the ECHTL and senior officials from Cogta-EC. Continue reading
The start of the Summer Initiation Season is on full swing throughout the Eastern Cape Province. In this regard, in line with the execution of the Initiation Monitoring and Intervention Strategy (IMIS), Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) in partnership with the Department of Health will hand over vehicles to oversee the safety of initiates under the theme:MASIBUYELE KUNDALASHE: MABAYE BEPHILA, BABUYE BEPHILA, SIYAZINGCA NGESIKO LETHU (BACK TO BASICS: ENSURING THE SAFE PASSAGE OF OUR BOYS TO MANHOOD, WE ARE PROUD OF OUR TRADITION). Continue reading