D-Day looms for Mandela Day Marathon runners – entries close on 31 July 2017.

With only 7 days left before the deadline date of 31 July 2017, which is a cut-off-date to register to participate in one of Africa’s fastest growing marathon, the Nelson Mandela Day Marathon.   The organisers have issued a call to all runners to urgently register on time to avoid being left out of this iconic […]

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MEC Dube-Ncube pleads with Municipal Speakers to up their game to ensure functional municipalities

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has asked municipal Speakers to bring order and decorum to their council meetings. Dube-Ncube was addressing Speakers from the 54 municipalities in KZN during a Speakers’ Forum meeting in Durban today. The Speakers’ Forum brings together all municipal Speakers to reflect on key areas […]

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KZN Government partners with ABSA for Mandela Day Marathon until 2020

KZN Provincial Government and uMgungundlovu District Municipality have welcomed Absa Bank’s “win-win” decision to become a strategic partner for the Mandela Day Marathon until 2020. Absa today announced a R6-million financial injection to this iconic race over the next three years further solidify the marathon’s reputation as an annual celebration of the legacy of former […]

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MEC urges municipalities to fill all critical vacancies

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube is urging all municipalities to ensure that all expiring contracts of municipal managers and other senior managers are filled with immediate effect to prevent instability at the top level of municipal administration. Dube-Ncube made her appeal during a meeting with all the Mayors of […]

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MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube condemns murder of yet another Richmond councillor

The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube has expressed shock and outrage at the killing of yet another councillor in Richmond local municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. Councillor Sfiso Mkhize of Richmond’s ward 2, was killed in a hail of bullets today evening while on his way home.  Councilor Mkhize is the […]

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Municipal services to resume in Msunduzi as Municipality cracks down on saboteurs

KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is pleased to report that most municipal services affected by acts of sabotage in Msunduzi local municipality have been restored to near full capacity. “Cogta teams have been working around the clock to assist the municipality in dealing with unprecedented power outages and deliberate damage to […]

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MEC tightens screws on municipal audit regressions

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube,  has welcomed the latest municipal audit outcomes which place KZN as the second best-performing province within the country but which also register several regressions. “We are deeply disappointed by the decline in the number of municipalities receiving clean audits. Indeed, we want the mayors […]

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Msunduzi electricity interruptions: deliberate acts of sabotage

  KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs ( Cogta) has called on the law enforcement agencies to investigate what appear to be deliberate acts of sabotage by certain elements that are tampering with electricity infrastructure and causing blackouts in various parts of uMsunduzi municipality. Residents and businesses have been negatively affected by frequent […]

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Millions of dollars worth of rescue equipment donated to kzn by the 911 Fund

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF RESCUE EQUIPMENT DONATED TO KZN BY 911 FUND Disaster management efforts in KZN have received a massive boost with the United States-based 911 Fund donating millions of dollars’ worth of fire-fighting equipment which will be utilised by firefighters and disaster management crews in the province. This follows the renewal of […]

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