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
The process to inaugurate the new members of the Eastern Cape Provincial House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) is set for 26 September 2017 in the Bhisho. The event will be officiated by the Judge President of the Eastern Cape High Court.
Thirty eight (38) members of the Provincial House will be nominated from members of the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders (LHTL). The elections of members of the LHTL will be held on 18 September 2017 flowing from the Imbizo meetings to nominate candidates held on 07 September 2017 in the Province.
“Currently, we are busy with the verification process of the candidate lists to prepare a credible Voters Roll. Unqualifying candidates will not appear in the Voters Roll and they will be notified accordingly in writing,” said Cogta MEC Fikile Xasa. Continue reading
The process to elect new members of the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders (LHTL) has started in all six (6) Electoral Colleges of the Eastern Cape Province. The process is expected to be completed today with seventy seven (77) members across the Province. The newly elected members of the LHTL will be sworn in by District Magistrates on 20 September 2017 in their respective areas.
The process will then be followed by the nomination of thirty eight (38) members to the Eastern Cape Provincial House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL), who will then be inaugurated on 26 September 2017 in Bhisho. The event will be officiated by the Judge President of the Eastern Cape High Court. The Provincial House will also be expected to nominate three (3) people to represent the Province in the National House of Traditional Leaders in Cape Town. Continue reading