KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA MOVES WITH HASTE TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AT PROVINCIAL DISASTER SUMMIT

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Disaster management in the province of KwaZulu-Natal is due for a major shake-up as the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka moves with haste to ensure that municipalities realign their disaster management policies to factor in the reality of climate change. Hlomuka this morning officially opened the two-days KZN Disaster Summit in […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO UTILISE LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR TC ELECTIONS

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuko has appealed to residents wishing to participate in the Traditional Council elections, which are set to take place on Saturday 29 February, to make use of this last chance to register at their nearest IEC office before 16:00 on Friday 24 January. Hlomuka’s call comes […]

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MOP UP OPERATIONS CONTINUE FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS THAT DAMAGED HOUSES IN MSUNDUZI

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Disaster Management teams are continuing with mop-up operations following the heavy rains that hit the uMsunduzi local municipality over the weekend which damaged 56 houses and affected 241 people in Wards 2, 4, 11 and 23. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka dispatched disaster management teams on Saturday to respond to several incidents […]

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STATE OF READINESS FOR TRADITIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS MEDIA BRIEFING REMARKS BY MEC SIPHO HLOMUKA

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We are here today to provide an update on the preparations for the traditional council elections which are taking place on Saturday, 29 February. The Province of KwaZulu-Natal is a deeply rural province, which has large areas that are classified as traditional communities. The province has 303 traditional communities with traditional councils which are headed […]

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MEC HLOMUKA VISITS HARRY GWALA DISTRICT SCHOOLS

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka alongside members of the provincial legislature visited the Harry Gwala District to participate in the legislature’s school monitoring programme. The programme is a province-wide initiative spearheaded by the provincial legislature in which members are deployed to various schools across the province to assess the state of readiness […]

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ZULU MONARCH CALLS FOR END TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AS HE WELCOMES HUNDREDS OF INITIATES IN KOKSTAD

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His Majesty the King of the Zulu nation Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhezukulu has called for an end to gender-based violence. The King’s appeal came today during the uLwaluko Homecoming Ceremony which was held in Kokstad in the Harry Gwala district municipality. This year’s edition of the ceremony welcomed back 280 young men who have successfully undergone […]

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KZNCOGTA MEC SIPHO HLOMUKA, JOINS HIS MAJESTY THE KING IN WELCOMING NEW INITIATES IN KOKSTAD

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    The task of solidifying and strengthening the role played by the institution of traditional leadership in creating social cohesion in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal continues to be a top priority for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka. As part of these efforts the Cogta MEC will tomorrow, Sunday 5 January, host […]

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KZN COGTA MEC SIPHO HLOMUKA DELIVERS RELIEF TO NEW YEARS DAY STORM VICTIMS

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  KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka today visited the Inkosi Langalibelele local municipality, where severe thunderstorms left a trail of destruction on New Year’s Day, with over a hundred houses destroyed. Hlomuka, who was accompanied by the Inkosi Langalibalele Mayor Cllr J. Mbhele and uThukela District Deputy Mayor Cllr […]

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KZNCOGTA MEC SIPHO HLOMUKA CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO FIRE THAT DAMAGED FOUR MUNICIPAL VEHICLES IN NDWENDWE

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  Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sipho Hlomuka has called for an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed four vehicles belonging to the Ndwendwe local municipality. Reports received by the department indicate that at 6 am this morning, security guards at the municipality saw smoke coming from the parking bays which […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT: HLOMUKA LEADS MOP UP OPERATIONS IN HARRY GWALA FOLLOWING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT LEFT A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION ON CHRISTMAS EVE

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  Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sipho Hlomuka today visited the areas of Ibisi, KwaMeyi and KwaJames in the Mzimkhulu local municipality to lead mop-up operations following the severe thunderstorms that hit the District on Christmas Eve which severely damaged the Mlozana Primary School and 308 houses leaving 32 families homeless. Tragic scenes of […]

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