Mop-up operations following days of incessant rain

  KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is taking stock of the four days of heavy rain- and snowfall that caused numerous weather-related incidents across the province as a result of the cold front between 12 and 15 May. The department is also embarking on a clean-up operation to ensure that life […]

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body of Nquthu teacher believed to be a flood victim found

The body of a forty-eight (48) year-old man whose car was swept away by flash floods near Nanakazi River in ward 1 of Nquthu municipality has been found in the middle of Gubazi River. Mr Vincent Sbusiso Mcube,  is believed to be a teacher at Ntabasibahle High School in Qhudeni (Nquthu Municipality). The deceased went […]

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Disaster teams intervene to assist communities in distress as bad weather continues

  KZN disaster prevention and management teams are intervening across the province, following the extreme weather induced by the cold front which in some areas has led to localised flooding. There has been a number of sporadic incidents responded to last night.  These include the 22 people who were trapped inside the bus as it […]

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Desalination plant relief for northern KZN

The MEC for the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Minister for Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane and Deputy Ms Pamela Tswete today, officially opened the 10 megalitre Richardsbay Desalination Plant, which provide relief to thousands of residents within the Mhlathuze Local Municipality. The plant which cost R300 Million is the […]

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entries officially open for 2017 Mandela Day Marathon

KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), KZN Department of Arts and Culture and Sport and Recreation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Mgungundlovu District Municipality and uMngeni Local Municipality today officially launched the 6th edition of the Mandela Day Marathon at the Mandela Capture Site near Howick. This fast- growing marathon takes place […]

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Media Alert: Launch of 2017 Mandela Marathon

The preparations for the 6th edition of the annual Nelson Mandela marathon are set to be announced tomorrow at the media briefing to be held at the Mandela Capture site. The marathon which honours South Africa’s first democratically elected president and struggle hero is growing in leaps and bounds each year and  is attracting a […]

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Budget Speech Live Blog

  kzncogat Budget Speech Media Briefing — KZNCOGTA (@kzncogta) May 9, 2017   Follow the conversation on social media using on Twitter #kzncogtabudget2017 and Facebook Overview of the 2017/18 Budget Policy Speech Budget Policy Speech 2017/18 Budget Speech Infrastructure Projects Press Summary: bid to Create Smart Municipalities Press Summary: Anti-Fraud and Corruption Stance Press Summary: Disaster […]

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Media Invite: Mec Dube-Ncube to unveil radical, pro-poor budget

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube will tomorrow, 9 May 2017, present to members of the KZN Legislature and the people of KZN her department’s Budget Policy Statement, for the 2017/2018 financial year. Among the issues expected to come under spotlight are: – Municipalities that are owed billions by big business, government […]

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KZN mourns the passing of senior traditional leader from Ugu district

KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Inkosi Ndabingehlele Chiliza (67) of the Chiliza clan in the Ugu district, in the uMzinto Local Municipality who was a well-known development activist. This latest death comes as the province has just buried another hard-working community activist and […]

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MEC Dube-Ncube mourns the passing of uMzimkhulu speaker

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has expressed her condolences to the family and community of uMzimkhulu Council’s Speaker, Cllr Khaya Thobela, who was shot at in his home Thursday night.  Thobela succumbed to the multiple wounds in the early hours of the morning today. Dube-Ncube has expressed shock at […]

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