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
It is all systems go for the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in the implementation of its Initiation Monitoring and Intervention Strategy (IMIS) for zero deaths during the current summer initiation season. The strategy is implemented in partnership with key stakeholders including traditional leaders, the department of Health, District, local and Metropolitan municipalities and South African Police Services (SAPS).
The season was preceded by various stakeholder and community awareness campaigns including door to door campaign in tarvens, taxi ranks and clinics in Ilinge township, Lukhanji Municipal area. Community meetings were also organised in the Nyandeni Municipal area targeting villages in Libode, Ngqeleni and Port St Johns. Continue reading
The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Fikile Xasa will embark on a two day Back to Basics (B2B) Outreach Programme to the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (SBDM) this week from 19-20 November 2015. The focus of his visit will be in the Baviaans Local Municipality which is due for merger with Ikhwezi and Camdeboo local municipalities.
“Public participation platforms are meant to consolidate, monitor and respond swiftly to service delivery concerns by our communities. The MEC’s visit seeks to strengthen democratic institutions and improve service delivery through the implementation of the five pillars of the B2B programme,” said the Head of Department (HOD) Ms Nombulelo Hackula. Continue reading