KZNCOGTA intervenes in Ethekwini Metro

Durban, Thursday 27 June: Today, The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Rev. Thulasizwe Buthelezi, introduced Dr Mike Sutcliffe and Dr Cassius Lubisi as the two Governance Experts appointed by Cogta under section 154 to lead the intervention in Ethekwini.

Addressing the Executive Committee the Mec said, “Our aim is to restore Ethekwini to its former status as the jewel in the crown of KZN”. This action by the provincial government underscores the commitment to clean governance and accelerated service delivery as pronounced by Premier Thamsanqa Ntuli.
The strategic support under 154 will entail:
• Building a clean, effective, efficient responsive and accountable local government.
• Implementation of findings of investigation reports.
• Addressing non-compliance with terms and conditions, including poor spending on allocated
grants for various projects.
• Strengthening partnerships between communities’ civil society, the business sector and other critical role-players to restore public and investor confidence.

The appointed team will provide monthly reports to the Mec and will be in operation for twelve months starting from 1 July 2024.

The Executive committee welcomed the Mec’s intervention and committed to work together with the appointed team.