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COUNCILOR DISPUTES FORCE KZN PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE TO PLACE DR NKOSAZANA DLAMINI-ZUMA MUNICIPALITY UNDER ADMINISTRATION.

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube today held a special meeting with the council of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma municipality. The purpose of the meeting was to announce a decision taken earlier today by the Provincial Executive Council led by Premier Willies Mchunu, to intervene and place Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma municipality under […]

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Gender parity issues top the first day of KZN Local Government Indaba

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The first Local Government Indaba which is taking place in Durban today and tomorrow has revived the need for gender parity in the senior management of KZN’s 54 municipalities, most of which are still dominated by male municipal managers, chief financial officers and other senior managers. Of the 301 senior management positions in municipalities in kwaZulu/Natal only […]

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Cogta urges caution as heavy rains hit parts of the province

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has called upon residents of the province to be cautious as inclement weather conditions persist. Dube-Ncube’s call is made as the province continues to experience heavy rains which are expected to last until the weekend. “Our reports indicate that the heavy rains that have […]

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Cogta welcomes declaration of national drought disaster

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has broadly welcomed today’s declaration of drought experienced across several provinces in South Africa as a national state of disaster by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize. “This is a fair assessment of situation in KZN which was the first province to be […]

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Major campaign launched to recover R13.1-billion in municipal debt

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube  on Friday, 9 March, together with KZN Mayors in eDumbe (Paulpietersburg) municipality launched a massive campaign to recover debts owed by businesses and consumers to the province’s municipalities. The financial viability of municipalities is being threatened by the failure of stakeholders to honour their […]

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KZN: Radical Economic Transformation will be key in ensuring economic liberation

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The radical economic transformation programme will be central in ensuring economic freedom for millions of people in KwaZulu-Natal. Today, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu presented the State of the Province Address, an event which was attended by the former President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma. In his address, Mchunu acknowledged that it has been difficult to grow […]

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COGTA to crack whip on Municipalities as Clean Audits Regress

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has vowed to ensure harsh consequences for poorly performing municipalities as the number of clean audits for 2016/2017 in KZN has regressed to seven from eleven in the previous financial cycle. “The audit outcomes for 53 municipalities for 2016/2017 include: seven unqualified audits with no findings […]

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Cogta mourns passing of uMhlathuze Speaker Mfundo Mthenjane

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has expressed her sadness and shock at the passing of Councillor Mfundo Mthenjane who served as the Speaker of the uMhlathuze local municipality in Richards Bay, Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Mthenjane a well-known community activist with a prolific record in the struggle and community development passed […]

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Three die following thunderstorms in northern parts of KZN

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Severe storms that have affected district municipalities such as Amajuba and Umzinyathi in Nothern KwaZulu-Natal have resulted to three fatalities. Today police have confirmed the recoveries of three bodies at Overdale Farm in Dundee under uMzinyathi District Municipality. The bodies were recovered follow a massive storm that has been battering the areas of Dundee, Ladysmith […]

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Heavy storms batters Newcastle – Cogta MEC lends support

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KZN Disaster teams have been dispatched to the areas of Newcastle after a tornado-like storm cut a swathe of destruction through the township of Osizweni, dickshalt, tearing off roofs, bringing down huge trees and power lines, and leaving thousands in the dark. Residents said the storm, which hit around 11pm last night came in waves […]

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