KZN COGTA COMMENCES WITH REVIEW OF KZN PROVINCIAL SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka, has commenced with the process of reviewing the Provincial Spatial Development Framework (PSDF) as per the requirements of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013. The PSDF represents the long-term spatial vision of the province. It is […]

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT RESPOND TO WEEKEND INCIDENTS AS KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA URGES COMMUNITIES TO REMAIN VIGILANT

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Inclement weather conditions over the weekend saw disaster management teams in KZN responding to several incidents which are now under control. These include yesterday’s storm which brought hail and snow to the interior parts of the province. The storm made conditions on the roads treacherous and caused the closure of smaller access roads in areas […]

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KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES FOLLOWING PASSING OF COGTA PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE CHAIR

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with shock and sadness of the sudden passing of the Provincial Legislature’s Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee Chairperson Ricardo Mthembu. Hlomuka has expressed condolences to Mthembu’s family, colleagues and his party – the ANC, which he had served as the […]

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COGTA MEC HLOMUKA PLACES DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAMS ON ALERT AS INTENSE COLD FRONT SET TO AFFECT PARTS OF KZN

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has placed disaster management teams on alert across the province following a warning from the South African Weather Service. The warning indicates that an intense cold front could hit parts of the province on Thursday going into the weekend. The cold front is expected […]

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‘LATEST MUNICIPAL AUDIT OUTCOMES DEMAND CONSEQUENCES FOR POOR MANAGEMENT’

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The latest set of audit outcomes of KZN’s municipalities show a slight improvement but they are certainly no cause for celebration. According to the report for the 2018/2019 financial year released by the Auditor-General’s office last week, our municipalities have maintained one clean audit opinion while 32 municipalities received an unqualified audit opinion, 18 municipalities […]

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KZN COGTA INTERVENTIONS BRING WATER TO SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES AS PROVINCE BATTLES SPREAD OF COVID-19

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has delivered thousands of water tanks for domestic use by communities as well as schools across the province where shortages of potable water were being felt during various stages of the Covid-19-related lockdown. “Through our water intervention programme, we procured and distributed via Water Service Authorities […]

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KZNCOGTA’S WEBINAR REFLECTS ON GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19, OUTLINES RECOVERY PLAN

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka today led a webinar on government’s response to Covid-19 with a particular reference to the province’s municipalities. The panellists also included provincial Salga chairperson Cllr Nonhle Mkhulusi and Cogta’s in-house local government experts. The session was facilitated by Ms B. Mgutshini who is the […]

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MUNICIPAL AUDIT OUTCOMES SHOW SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT BUT NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION, SAYS KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA

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  KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has noted the Auditor-General’s 2018/2019 audit outcomes of the province’s municipalities which show a slight overall improvement but no cause for celebration. The municipal audit outcomes were released by the Auditor-General’s office today.   KZN’s municipalities have maintained one clean audit opinion while […]

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KZN AMAKHOSI COMMIT TO ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO ABIDE BY LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS

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Amakhosi in the province of KZN have applauded governments efforts to curb the spread of the Corona Virus and have urged communities to continue to abide by the regulations and measures put in place by the government. This morning the KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka this morning met with the Executive […]

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FOOD SECURITY IN FOCUS AS KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA LAUNCHES ONE HOME ONE GARDEN PROGRAMME IN HARRY GWALA DISTRICT

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Self-sustenance and food security came into sharp focus this morning as KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka today officially launched the One Home One Garden programme in the Harry Gwala District. This programme which is convened through the province-wide Operation Sukuma Sakhe initiative is aimed at improving food security in […]

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