Latest articles on Department Of Co Operative Governance And

Government and community to work together on land issues

MEC critical of local contractors who are paid 30% of project price but don’t do any work

Greater co-operation between CoGTA and Gauteng Traditional Leadership

'When unregistered initiation schools are identified they will be closed'

Gauteng local government brings much-needed financial stability in municipalities

Residents are informed that not paying for services results in municipalities not being able to provide these services for them

#StateCaptureInquiry: Gordhan — Connect the dots to uproot state capture

The public enterprises minister tells Zondo commission what appeared to be ‘isolated incidents’ was actually part of a larger picture of corruption

Municipalities to feel the heat over VBS investments

Cogta minister Zweli Mkhize says municipalities are going to start feeling the pinch as budgets are restructured and recovery plans put in place

Traditional leaders warn Parliament: Don’t touch our land

'We want you to be sensitive to this, please, we don’t want to really take up arms to defend the 13% [of land],' one leader said.

Skilled personnel is key to saving dysfunctional municipalities ― Mkhize

In March, Cogta minister Zweli Mkhize announced that about 55 municipalities were identified as distressed or dysfunctional

Municipalities return millions to the fiscus, while drowning in Eskom debt

In a meeting with Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts, councils blamed the growing debt on ineffective revenue collection systems

VBS saga: Municipalities in for half-a-decade wait for a fraction of R1.5bn deposits

Disciplinary action is going to be lodged against those responsible – from the bank and the municipalities – for the funds ending up with VBS.

Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres

Any parent whose child is harmed, or who has suspicions about the place the child is going, must open a complaint at a police station

Government lifts national drought state of disaster

The national state of disaster over drought has lapsed and will not be renewed, but the Western Cape remains a provincial disaster

Mkhize denies R4.5m PIC kickback allegations

​Cogta Minister Zweli Mkhize has denied a media report that he demanded a R4.5-million kickback for facilitating a loan to an oil company from the PIC

KZN AG halts eThekwini audit following ‘death threats’

Cogta plans to investigate the alleged threats that jeopardised the safety of its staff in the eThekwini council

Tshwane mayor hired chief of staff without required qualifications

Solly Msimanga said he was deeply concerned by suggestions that Marietha Aucamp may have fabricated her qualifications

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.


SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

Press Releases