The Department is responsible for performing oversight and support to 61 municipalities and 294 Traditional Leaders and their institutions.


Desiree Nonhlanhla Qhobosheane is the Head of Department of the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.



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Memorandum: KwaZulu-Natal Government declares State of Disaster in parts of KwaZulu-Natal
Inkosi Memela Installation
23 May 2015
It was joy, pride, and ecstasy this weekend when His Majesty, the King, officially installed iNkosi Mzitshwa Memela of the Memela/Sizanani Traditional Community on the 23rd May 2015, at eNtekaneni, Ward 5, Ingwe Municipality, within the Harry Gwala House of Traditional Leaders...View More
MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube reads the riot act as new Mtubatuba mayor is elected
20 May 2015
The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has read the riot Act to new councilors of the embattled Mtubatuba Municipality. Dube-Ncube MEC issued a stern that she would not hesitate to sack any councillor who exhibit disruptive behaviour during council proceedings...View More
Nelson Mandela Day Marathon
30 April 2015
Nelson Mandela Day Marathon is happening on the last Sunday of August this year, 13000 runners are expected and the entry is now open, this was announced during the media briefing at the Mandela capture site in Howick...View More
Opening of the House of Traditional Leaders
30 April 2015
The Old Legislature in uLundi, was a hive of activity last week, and traditional leaders from across the Province of KwaZulu-Natal decended on it to hear the address of His Majesty the Kings as he presided over the first sitting of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial House of Traditional Leaders for the year 2015...View More
King Goodwill Zwelithini commends people of KZN and RSA at large for heeding his call to stop xenophobia violence
24 April 2015
King Goodwill Zwelithin has urged all South Africans to welcome back foreigners displaced as a result of the recent wave of violence directed at foreign nationals...View More
Installation of iNkosi Myeni
18 April 2015
There was joy, ululation when His Majesty, iSilo samaBandla Onke, officially installed iNkosi Bhekithemba Myeni of the Myeni/Ngwenya Traditional Community at uMkhuze on 18 April 2015...View More
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