ESSENTIAL MUNICIPAL SERVICES TO CONTINUE IN KZN DURING LOCKDOWN: MEC Hlomuka

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has assured residents across the province that essential services provided by municipalities, such as waste removal, water, sanitation, electricity and disaster management, will continue uninterrupted as the province and country commence with the 21-day lockdown as announced by the president to fight against the […]

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STATEMENT BY KZN MEC FOR COGTA SIPHO HLOMUKA IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATIONOF DISASTER IN RESPECT OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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In response to the announcements made by the President of the Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa, on national television last night in connection with the outbreak of the coronavirus and the steps designed to contain it, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sipho Hlomuka together with Head of Department of Cogta Thando Tubane today convened […]

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COGTA MEC Sipho Hlomuka moves with haste to address management vacancies in municipalities.

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka today met with the Mayors and Municipal Managers from municipalities that have a high number of vacant Section 56 Manager positions. The meeting convened by MEC Hlomuka was aimed at fast-tracking the full capacitation of municipalities at management level so that they can respond better to […]

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COGTA MEC SIPHO HLOMUKA MARKS IMPORTANT MILESTONE AS 300 WOMEN COUNCILLORS GRADUATE

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sipho Hlomuka, this evening marked an important milestone in the provincial government’s efforts to empower women councillors and amakhosi, through tailor-made programmes that speak to their needs.   This evening, MEC Hlomuka together with the Deputy Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize and KZN Salga […]

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Cogta scoops top EPWP award at Kamoso Awards Ceremony

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  The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department under the leadership of MEC, Sipho Hlomuka last night scooped the MEC’s Recognition for Best Strategic Partner award in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) at the prestigious Komoso Awards which were hosted by the Provincial Department of Human Settlements under the leadership of MEC Neliswa Peggy […]

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CLEANUP OPERATIONS COMMENCE IN HOWICK FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS THAT COLLAPSED MPOPHOMENI SERVICE STATION INJURING TWO PEOPLE

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sipho Hlomuka has dispatched disaster management teams to the Mpophomeni township following heavy rains coupled with hail that struck a number of houses and severely damaged a petrol station, yesterday afternoon,  which collapsed and damaged four cars and injured two people who were rushed to the nearest hospital. […]

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500 GRADUATES DEPLOYED TO KZN MUNICIPALITIES IN GROUNDBREAKING INITIATIVE BY KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka’s efforts to re-engineer and repurpose the sphere of local government in the province received a major boost this morning with the deployment of 500 graduates who will improve the capacity of municipalities to respond to the challenges experienced by communities. Hlomuka this morning officially […]

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TOURISM MINISTER KUBAYI-NGUBANE JOINED BY KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA IN OFFICIALLY OPENING MULTI-PURPOSE AND EXHIBITION CENTRE AT MANDELA CAPTURE SITE NEAR HOWICK

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On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the KZN Provincial Government has declared the development of the Mandela Capture Site outside Howick complete as it officially unveiled a multi-million rand Multi-purpose and Exhibition Centre at one of the province’s premier tourist sites. “The release of Madiba on […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA WELCOMES SWIFT ACTION AGAINST OFFICIALS IN CONNECTION WITH MISSING FUNDS AT ABAQULUSI MUNICIPALITY

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KZN Department for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), under the leadership of its MEC Sipho Hlomuka, is continuing with the fight against malfeasance in the sphere of local government in the province. Hlomuka has welcomed the opening of a case in the Abaqulusi local municipality where an official is accused of siphoning off close […]

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KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA WELCOMES THE PAYMENT OF OUTGOING TC MEMBERS

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka, has confirmed that all outgoing Traditional Council members have received their stipends, which were paid on Friday, 31 January 2020. Under the Traditional Leadership and Governance Act of 2005, members of the Traditional Councils, are entitled to a stipend […]

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