Department of Co operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta)

 
Municipalities to feel the heat over VBS investments
Municipalities to feel the heat over VBS investments
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize says forensic investigations that are currently underway in municipalities that had invested in beleaguered VBS Mutual Bank will pave the way for government to proceed with a lawsuit in attempt to recover the...
Traditional leaders warn Parliament: Don’t touch our land
Traditional leaders warn Parliament: Don’t touch our land
The National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) has told Parliament that while they support land expropriation without compensation, the 13% of...
Those responsible for VBS municipal losses must be held accountable — Mkhize
Those responsible for VBS municipal losses must be held accountable — Mkhize
Much of the money lost by municipalities to the VBS Mutual Bank scandal was intended for service delivery, minister of cooperative governance and...
Skilled personnel is key to saving dysfunctional municipalities ― Mkhize
Skilled personnel is key to saving dysfunctional municipalities ― Mkhize
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize believes that having personnel with the right set of skills will help...
Municipalities return millions to the fiscus, while drowning in Eskom debt
Municipalities return millions to the fiscus, while drowning in Eskom debt
Half of the top ten defaulting municipalities that owe Eskom billions have had to return millions to the Department of Cooperative Governance and...
VBS saga: Municipalities in for half-a-decade wait for a fraction of R1.5bn deposits
VBS saga: Municipalities in for half-a-decade wait for a fraction of R1.5bn deposits
VBS Mutual Bank allegedly broke the law by accepting deposits totalling around R1.5-billion from municipalities, which may now have to wait up to...
Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres
Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres
Parents have been urged to verify the legitimacy of the places they send their sons for the circumcision rituals being conducted during the winter...
Government lifts national drought state of disaster
Government lifts national drought state of disaster
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday announced that the national state of disaster over drought had...
Mkhize denies R4.5m PIC kickback allegations
Mkhize denies R4.5m PIC kickback allegations
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday denied a media report that he demanded a R4.5-million kickback for...
KZN AG halts eThekwini audit following 'death threats'
KZN AG halts eThekwini audit following 'death threats'
The KZN office of the auditor-general has stopped auditing the books of the eThekwini Metro and has recalled all its staff from the council after...
Gauteng audit follow-up heightens ANC split
Gauteng audit follow-up heightens ANC split
More than 300 forensic audits, some dating back nearly a decade, have been handed over to the Special Investigating Unit with a view to instituting...
Crackdown on obdurate local councils
Crackdown on obdurate local councils
Proposed changes to the Public Audit Act will give the auditor general more power and put a stop to municipalities’ ongoing failure to act,...

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