ONE FATALITY REPORTED IN UMNGENI INFORMAL SETTLEMENT BLAZE, DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAMS DEPLOYED 

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sipho Hlomuka has deployed disaster management teams to the uMngeni Local Municipality where 300 shacks in Ward 3 are believed to have been destroyed when a fire ripped through in the early hours of this morning. While details are still not clear, it is believed that a fire […]

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PLIGHT OF FEMALE TRADITIONAL LEADERS TAKES CENTRE STAGE AS KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA CONVENES SOCIAL DIALOGUE 

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The plight of female traditional leaders took centre stage this morning as KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka convened a social dialogue webinar with female traditional leaders to address pertinent issues that affect them as leaders within the sphere of traditional leadership. The session, which was chaired by the Deputy […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA SENDS CONDOLENCES FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF RICHMOND MAYOR

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with shock and sadness of the passing of Cllr Sibusiso Joseph Mchunu who served as the Mayor of the Richmond local municipality having been sworn into office in 2016. Hlomuka has expressed his condolences to the Mchunu family, residents of Richmond, to […]

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KZN COGTA MEC SIPHO HLOMUKA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW UMGENI WATER BOARD

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has welcomed the appointment of an 11-member Interim Board at Umgeni Water by the national Minister of Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu. The interim Board began its tenure on 1 August and will last until the appointment of a Permanent Board.   “As KZN […]

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KZN COGTA MEC TOGETHER WITH MALE MAYORS COMMIT TO ENDING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

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  Male Mayors in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal have committed themselves to playing a meaningful role in ending gender-based violence within their communities. This follows a social dialogue meeting, which was convened by the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sipho Hlomuka where he engaged with mayors on the role the sphere of local government […]

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KZN COGTA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO VICTIMS’ FAMILIES AFTER FIRE KILLS THREE CHILDREN IN LADYSMITH

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with shock and sadness of the passing of three children in a fire that engulfed a home in the early hours of this morning in eZakheni B Section outside Ladysmith. This morning disaster management teams responded to this incident where three members […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA WANTS EXPLANATION ON VIDEO OF TRUCK DUMPING WATER NEAR PONGOLA

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has called for answers following the circulation of a video on social media platforms which shows a water tanker being emptied of its contents on the side of the road in oPhongolo. Hlomuka has requested the Zululand district municipality to explain this incident which […]

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA CONDEMNS DESTRUCTION OF MUNICIPAL PROPERTY AND VEHICLES IN LAMONTVILLE, ETHEKWINI

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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has condemned in the strongest terms the wanton destruction of public property that took place in the Lamontville community in Durban where a Sizakala Help Centre and six vehicles belonging to the eThekwini metro were set alight this morning. Hlomuka has called on the […]

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KZN COGTA MARKS 2020 MANDELA DAY WITH THE LAUNCH OF WINTER WARMTH CAMPAIGN

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka has marked this year’s Mandela Day, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic whose hardships now coincide with the winter season, with the launch of the Mandela Winter Warmth Campaign in social partnership with the several Non-Governmental Organisations. “In […]

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KZN COGTA COMMENCES WITH REVIEW OF KZN PROVINCIAL SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

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KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka, has commenced with the process of reviewing the Provincial Spatial Development Framework (PSDF) as per the requirements of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013. The PSDF represents the long-term spatial vision of the province. It is […]

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