THREE WOMEN RESCUED AS UMFOLOZI BURST ITS BANKS, RESIDENTS URGED TOSEEK HIGHER GROUND

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has dispatched disaster management teams to Mtubatuba where the local uMfolozi river has burst its banks threatening residents in the surrounding settlements. This afternoon rescue personnel responded to an incident where three women who were farming were cut off by rising waters of the […]

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THE KZN PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ON RECENT DISASTER INCIDENTS AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS

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The Provincial Executive Council of KwaZulu-Natal held its ordinary meeting on Wednesday, 13 November 2019. The Provincial Executive received a preliminary report on the recent disaster incidents that have cut a swathe of destruction in various parts of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Since October 2019, the province of KwaZulu-Natal has been experiencing extreme weather conditions, […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA PLACES DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAMS ON STANDBY WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED IN LARGE PARTS OF KZN

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MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA PLACES DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAMS ON STANDBY WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED IN LARGE PARTS OF KZN  10 November 2019 KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sipho Hlomuka has placed disaster management teams on high alert following reports received from the South African Weather Service which indicate a strong […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA URGES THE PUBLIC TO USE WATER SPARINGLY IN LIGHT OF WORSENING WATER SHORTAGES

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka is appealing to residents of the province’s municipalities to use water sparingly in light of the fast decreasing water levels in many of KZN’s dams. “We are once again urging members of the public to conserve water to ensure that our taps do not […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA CONVENES MEETING WITH KZN MAYORS, CALLS FOR LOWER COST OF SECURITY IN MUNICIPALITIES

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka today convened an ordinary Munimec which is a forum where the MEC for Cogta meets with all the 54 municipalities and municipal administrators to reflect on the performance of the sphere of local government in relation to set priorities and also take cognizance of […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF FOUR PEOPLE KILLED BY LIGHTNING IN NORTHERN KZN

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has expressed his condolences to the families of four people that lost their lives during severe thunderstorms that took place this weekend in the Mkhanyakude District.    The victims are believed to have been struck by lightning during this weekend’s thunderstorms, which affected the […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA MOURNS PASSING OF FIVE JOZINI MUNICIPAL STAFF MEMBERS IN TRAGIC N2 ACCIDENT

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KZN MEC for Cooperative and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Jozini local municipality and the families of the employees who lost their lives in an accident that took place in Mtubatuba on Saturday. According to reports received by the department, five Jozini staff members perished during an accident […]

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WATER REPRIEVE ON THE HORIZON FOR MTIKINI AND SKHEMELELE RESIDENTS IN UMKHANYAKUDE DISTRICT

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The water shortages for Skhemelele and Mtikini communities in Ward 6, 9, 13 and 16 of the uMhlabuyalingana local municipality, under the uMkhanyakude district in the far north of KwaZulu-Natal, will soon be a thing of the past thanks to a R30-million water project. These were the words of assurance given to hundreds of community […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA HANDS OVER R13-MILLION WORTH OF PLANT EQUIPMENT TO SPEED UP SERVICE DELIVERY

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka, who is also the Harry Gwala District political champion under Operation Sukuma Sakhe, today handed over R13-million worth of plant equipment to assist the Harry Gwala district family of municipalities with service delivery. Hlomuka hailed the handover of plant equipment, which comprises of two […]

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KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA CONDEMNS MURDER OF MSINGA COUNCILLOR

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has condemned the cold-blooded murder of Khaya Sithole who served as ward 1 councillor in the Msinga municipality and who was gunned down in full glare of the public shortly after attending a council event on Thursday evening. “We condemn this heinous act in […]

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