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 MEC FD Xasa will undertake a Back to Basics roadshow to the Alfred Nzo District Municipality this week. Included in his roadshow awareness activations that will culminate to a Community Dialogue on safe initiation to be hosted in partnership with Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Isolezwe lesiXhosa and the Alfred Nzo District Municipality. The awareness campaign is done in preparation for the Summer Initiation season and beyond.
The Eastern Cape Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) wishes to clarify its standpoint on the position of King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo following the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal to reject his application to appeal the Mthatha High Court 2010 conviction for arson, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, culpable homicide and defeating the ends of justice, amongst other crimes. The powers to recognise and de-recognise a King reside with the President of the Republic. Continue reading