MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA CONDEMNS EXPLOSION AT MSUNDUZI CITY HALL

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has condemned in the strongest possible terms the explosion that shook the Msunduzi City Hall today as Cogta-appointed administrator of the municipality Sbu Sithole was to present a confidential report. KZN Cogta MEC has a called for an urgent investigation into the incident. The […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA VOWS TO ADDRESS WATER CONCERNS OF MHLABUYALINGANA RESIDENTS

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has vowed to address concerns of Skhemelele residents in the uMhlabuyalingana local municipality who had embarked on a violent service delivery protest demanding water. Hlomuka engaged with the protesters this afternoon and proposed a couple of options KZN Cogta would be looking at in […]

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Debate by MEC Hlomuka on 2019/20 Budget for National Department of Cogta

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DEBATE ON 2019/2020 BUDGET FOR NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS BY HON. SE HLOMUKA KZN MEC FOR COGTA NCOP: 19 JULY 2019 Honourable Chairperson; Honourable Members; It is said that time and spaces are significant determinants in history as they define the actuality of any period. They tell us about the challenges […]

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Hlomuka sends condolences following passing of uMzumbe councillor

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Hlomuka has also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the uMzumbe local municipality and the family of the late Janet Thembi Radebe (68) following her sudden passing. “Councillor Radebe served in the council since the local government election in 2016 and has greatly contributed towards the improvement of lives in this deeply rural municipality. As the […]

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MEC Hlomuka announces appointment of Local Government Deputy Director General

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has welcomed the appointment of Mr Thulani Mdadane, from the department of Public Works, to the role of Deputy Director General for Local Government within the department. Mr Mdadane will lead a team of highly motivated local government specialists within the department who are […]

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MEC HLOMUKA CONDEMNS HARRASSMENT OF JOURNALIST IN ETHEKWINI

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  KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has expressed his concerns at the alleged violence which led to the ill-treatment and man handling of journalists during a protest outside eThekwini City Hall “We condemn the violence and heavy handedness in dealing with journalists. The right to protest is enshrined in the […]

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KZN COGTA AND ESKOM CONTINUE TO NEGOTIATE IN AN EFFORT TO AVERT PENDING POWER INTERRUPTION AT MPOFANA MUNICIPALITY

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), under the directive of MEC Sipho Hlomuka, has today met with Eskom in an attempt to avert an electricity interruption at Mpofana local municipality. The meeting follows Eskom’s publishing of a notice of intent to interrupt electricity supply to Mpofana daily beginning from Monday 8 July […]

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MEC Hlomuka meets with Amakhosi in Durban

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  The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Mr Sipho Hlomuka, met with the Province close to 300 Amakhosi in Durban in an engagement called the Trads MEC. The engagement provides a platform for both amakhosi and the MEC to discuss pertinent issues that are affecting the institution of local government. The engagement […]

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KZN COGTA: POOR MUNICIPAL AUDIT OUTCOMES – MEC HLOMUKA PROMISE IMPROVEMENT AND CONSEQUENCES

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has noted the report on the audit outcomes of municipalities for the 2017/2018 financial year. The outcomes show that 34 KZN municipalities have received unqualified audits (including one clean audit), 13 had qualified opinions, six had adverse findings and one had a disclaimer. “We […]

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Media Statement: THOUSANDS SET TO TAKE PART IN 2019 Mandela Day Marathon

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“This year’s Mandela Day Marathon promises to exceed all expectations” -these were the words of KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka who convened a press briefing at the Mandela Capture Site in Howick today to give updates on the 2019 edition of this Iconic race. “We are very excited that the marathon […]

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