KZN AMAKHOSI COMMIT TO ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO ABIDE BY LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS

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Amakhosi in the province of KZN have applauded governments efforts to curb the spread of the Corona Virus and have urged communities to continue to abide by the regulations and measures put in place by the government. This morning the KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka this morning met with the Executive […]

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FOOD SECURITY IN FOCUS AS KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA LAUNCHES ONE HOME ONE GARDEN PROGRAMME IN HARRY GWALA DISTRICT

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Self-sustenance and food security came into sharp focus this morning as KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka today officially launched the One Home One Garden programme in the Harry Gwala District. This programme which is convened through the province-wide Operation Sukuma Sakhe initiative is aimed at improving food security in […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA TO LAUNCH FLAGSHIP POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMME IN HARRY GWALA DISTRICT

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka will tomorrow, 25 June, visit the uMzimkhulu local municipality in the Harry Gwala District where he will be launching the flagship One Home One Garden Programme, which is part of the provincial Operation Sukuma Sakhe initiative. This programme is aimed at alleviating the negative […]

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KZN PROVINCIAL HOUSE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS CALLS UPON MEN TO PLAY THEIR ROLE IN FIGHTS AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

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The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial House of Traditional Leaders through its Chairperson Inkosi PhathisizweChiliza, is calling upon all men in the province to be protectors of women and children amidst the rise of Gender Based Violence (GBV) throughout the country. The call by Inkosi Chiliza comes after several incidents of gender based violence have left the country reelingand shocked. A number of women and children have in […]

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BRUTAL ASSASSINATION OF ETHEKWINI COUNCILLOR CONDEMNED BY KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has condemned the brutal murder of a sitting councillor in the eThekwini metro which took place last night in uMlazi. Reports received by the department indicate that Cllr Bheki Phungula, who is eThekwini Ward 84 councillor, was brutally killed in his home in uMlazi […]

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KZN COGTA URGES MUNICIPALITIES TO PLAN FOR POST-LOCKDOWN RECOVERY

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has urged the province’s 54 municipalities during the department’s virtual Munimec meeting to plan for a post-lockdown recovery in their respective jurisdictions to ensure that the lives of residents and business return to normalcy as soon as possible once the current restrictions have been […]

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MULTI-MILLION RAND REVITALISATION OF KOKSTAD TOWNSHIP LAUNCHED BY KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka today officially launched a R10-million project that will seek to revitalise the Shayamoya Township in the Greater Kokstad local municipality. Under this project 70 young people have been hired through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to rebuild access roads across the township which […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA SENDS CONDOLENCES AS TODDLER AND 44-YEAR-OLD IN NQUTHU DIE FROM SMOKE INHALATION FROM TRADITIONAL HEATER (IMBAWULA)

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has sent condolences to two families in Nquthu where a 3-year-old and a 44-year-old died this morning of smoke inhalation following the prolonged inhalation of smoke from a traditional heater (imbawula) fuelled by charcoal. As a result of these incidents, which took place in […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA MOVES TO ASSURE RESIDENTS FOLLOWING POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES OF STAFF AT MTHONJANENI MUNICIPALITY

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has called for calm following the reports of positive Covid-19 cases at the Mthonjaneni local municipality offices in Melmoth, Northern KZN. Hlomuka has assured residents that this incident will have minimal impact on service delivery within the municipality as staff are continuing to work […]

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REMEMBERING THE CLASS OF ’76 AND GEARING UP THE YOUTH OF TODAY FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD IN A POST-COVID-19 WORLD

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This year our country marks 44 years since the Soweto uprisings – a turning point in the fight against apartheid. The scenes of students being shot at drew attention across the world to the reality of the life Africans were subjected to under the apartheid government. The photo taken by the late Sam Nzima of […]

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