MEC Dube-Ncube urges parents to get involved in their childrens education

  The MEC for KZN Cogta, the Honourable Nomusa Dube-Ncube, is calling for parents’ izimbizo to be held, in municipalities if the province is serious about achieving a hundred percent matric pass rate. She was speaking in Umlazi during the second leg of the Schools Monitoring Programme. Dube-Ncube expressed her concerns about schools that haveContinue reading

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MEC Dube-Ncube takes over executive powers of troubled Mooi Mpofana Municipality

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube today addressed the Mooi Mpofana municipal council with an announcement of the Provincial Government’s intervention in this municipality in terms of section 139(1)b of the Constitution. “I must emphasise that this is a repeat intervention following our previous efforts to address dysfunctionality at MooiContinue reading

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His Majesty to welcome new initiates at Ulwaluko Homecoming Ceremony in Kokstad

The KZN Provincial Government together with His Majesty the King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu will be welcoming new initiates (Amakrwala) in Kokstad tomorrow, Tuesday 9 January 2018. This ceremony welcomes back young men who have successfully undergone the practice of ukusoka (circumcision). It celebrates their safe return from the six initiation traditional schools around the Greater Kokstad area.Continue reading

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Cogta Warns of more bad weather as hail storm devastates Newcastle

KZN Disaster teams have been despatched to the City of Newcastle, following vicious hailstorms that wreaked havoc last night damaging both public and private infrastructure in the municipality. Newcastle in the north of KZN experienced a particularly devastating hail storm which wrought significant damage on homes, smashing windows and property.  The worst affected areas areContinue reading

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MEC Dube-Ncube expresses sadness at passing of Inkosi Mthethwa

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has expressed her sadness at the passing of Inkosi Ntemba Mthethwa of the Mhlana Traditional Council who was one of the eldest and most senior of amakhosi in the province. Inkosi Mthethwa hailed from the traditional community with strong historical links to the mightyContinue reading

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Cogta issues weather warning with heavy rains expected across KZN

  KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has placed her department’s disaster management teams on alert following the weather warning issued by the South African Weather Service about heavy rains which could lead to localised flooding in eThekwini, Ilembe, King Cetshwayo, uMkhanyakude and Ugu districts. The weather reports indicate thatContinue reading

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MEC Dube-Ncube condemns barbaric video featuring Deputy Mayor of Mthonjaneni

KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has roundly condemned a horrific video that has gone viral which apparently features Deputy Mayor of Mthonjaneni local municipality, allegedly standing by as what appear to be his protectors engaging in animal cruelty and alleged intimidation of the community. In the video, two dogs are seen tied to a poleContinue reading

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Municipalities urged to fill strategic posts while employing more women

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has expressed her disappointment that some municipalities are still not complying with the 2014 regulations on the appointment of senior managers as there still remain numerous vacancies. Dube-Ncube was addressing KZN’s mayors and municipal managers during a regular Munimec meeting in Durban today. “The seniorContinue reading

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