KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA HANDS OVER VEHICLES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO PROVINCIAL HOUSE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS

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As part of his commitment to the capacitation of the institution of traditional leadership in the province of KZN, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka today handed over vehicles and electronic equipment to the Executive Committee of the KZN Provincial House of Traditional Leaders. The tools include 27 tablets with SIM cards […]

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DEPUTY MINISTER OBED BAPELA ACCOMPANIED BY MEC HLOMUKA CONDUCT ASSESSMENTS OF DISASTER RELIEF INTERVENTIONS IN ETHEKWINI AS PART OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEEK

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela accompanied by the MEC of CoGTA in KwaZulu-Natal(KZN), Mr Sipho Hlomuka embarked on project inspection exercise as part of the Local Government Week which unfolded between the 07 – 12 September 2020. The Local Government Week was held under the theme: “Ensuring […]

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COGTA MEC ISSUED STERN WARNING TO NQUTHU COUNCIL OVER GOVERNANCE FAILURES

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The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has warned the Council of the Nquthu Local Municipality of consequences that will follow should they fail to address governance and council functionality issues that have seen service delivery almost grind to a halt in this municipality. Hlomuka’s visit follows the failure by the […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA ASSURES NCOP OF PROGRESS WITH MUNICIPALITIES UNDER ADMINISTRATION

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The future of KZN’s municipalities that are currently under Section 139(1)(b) intervention took centre stage yesterday when MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka addressed the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on the progress made by the department in assisting these institutions. Currently, KZN has nine municipalities that are under administration namely, […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA TO CONVENE URGENT MEETING WITH NQUTHU COUNCIL

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In an effort to fulfil his department’s mandate of general oversight over the province’s municipalities, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka will tomorrow, 10 September 2020, convene an urgent meeting with the full council of the Nquthu local municipality. The meeting will probe the existing governance-related challenges that are impeding the […]

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MINISTERIAL VISIT TO THE HARRY GWALA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY IN KWAZULU-NATAL

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District Champion, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu concluding his first Ministerial Visit to the Harry Gwala District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The Minister was engaged in a comprehensive two-day programme covering briefings and discussions with stakeholders, site visits to medical and shelter facilities and interactions with the media. “The President has sent us to visit […]

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KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA, ENGAGES EMADLANGENI RESIDENTS ON INTERVENTION

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This morning, the KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC, Sipho Hlomuka met with Amakhosi, residents, business and civil society organisations in the eMadlangeni Local Municipality to inform them of the decision taken by the provincial government to place their municipality under administration. On Thursday, 3 September, MEC Hlomuka met with the Council of […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA APPOINTS TOP CIVIL SERVANTS AS MINISTERIAL REPS AT UMZINYATHI AND UTHUKELA

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In the interest of achieving long-term stability in the province’s municipalities that are under administration, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has appointed new administrators in the uThukela and uMzinyathi district municipalities. on Friday, 4 September MEC Hlomuka met with the council of the uThukela district where he announced former […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA READS RIOT ACT TO EMADLANGENI COUNCIL AS MUNICIPALITY IS PLACED UNDER ADMINISTRATION

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3 September 2020 KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka this morning read the riot act to the eMadlangeni councillors when he visited the municipality to announce the decision by the provincial government to place this municipality under administration in terms of section 139(1)(b) of the constitution. The decision to institute […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF SECTION 139(1)b INTERVENTION AT MSUNDUZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY BY KZN COGTA MEC SIPHO HLOMUKA

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UTRECHT: 3 SEPTEMBER 2020     Honourable Speaker and Councillors   Introduction   We have come to Utrecht today to address you on a very important subject of ensuring good governance as a prerequisite for long-term stability of this municipality. The residents of this rural municipality rely on eMadlangeni for the provision of basic services […]

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