KZNCOGTA MEC Zikalala mourns passing of Ugu District Mayor Cllr Mthiyane

We learned this morning of yet another tragedy that has befallen the Ugu District Municipality with the unexpected passing of the Mayor, Cllr Phumlile Mthiyane in the early hours of this morning. Her passing has left us devastated and in disbelief.  We lost a gentle giant in the sphere of local government, who took on… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC Zikalala mourns passing of Ugu District Mayor Cllr Mthiyane

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MEC Zikalala mourns the passing of Ugu District Municipal Manager

This morning, we learned with shock and sadness of the passing of Dr. Eliiot Ntombela, who was the municipal manager of the Ugu District Municipality. Dr. Ntombela’s passing this morning, following a short illness, leaves a gaping hole within the sphere of local government within our province. As a dedicated servant, Ntombela went beyond the… Continue reading MEC Zikalala mourns the passing of Ugu District Municipal Manager

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MEC Zikalala calls on Newcastle Speaker to investigate racist remarks attributed to DA Councillor

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department is concerned with media reports that attribute racist remarks to a Newcastle councillor.  The department calls upon the Speaker of the Municipality to investigate these distressing allegations.  Councillors are public representatives and should work towards creating social cohesion within their communities.  Saying someone should not have been elected… Continue reading MEC Zikalala calls on Newcastle Speaker to investigate racist remarks attributed to DA Councillor

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MOP UP OPERATIONS CONTINUE FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS IN KZN

Mop-up operations continue following the heavy rains experienced by large parts of the province this week. Proactive measures that were taken by disaster management teams ensured communities were fully aware of the actions they needed to take should they find themselves caught up in an incident. We therefore wish to commend disaster management teams for… Continue reading MOP UP OPERATIONS CONTINUE FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS IN KZN

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Child drowning reported in Msunduzi, residents across the province urged to be vigilant

The Department  of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs urges communities to continue to heed the weather warning that has been issued for heavy rains that are expected to affect large parts of the province. Disaster Management teams have responded to an incident in  Pietermaritzburg where an 8 year old child has drowned. Details of this… Continue reading Child drowning reported in Msunduzi, residents across the province urged to be vigilant

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MEC ZIKALALA PLACES DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAMS ON HIGH ALERT AS DISRUPTIVE RAIN EXPECTED IN KZN

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department has placed disaster management teams on high alert following the severe warning that was issued by the South African Weather Service which indicates that large parts of KZN can expect disruptive rainfall which brings the probability of widespread flooding across large parts of the province on Thursday and… Continue reading MEC ZIKALALA PLACES DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAMS ON HIGH ALERT AS DISRUPTIVE RAIN EXPECTED IN KZN

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KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CALLS FOR MUNICIPAL SPEAKERS TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR COUNCILS

Spending on security personnel comes under sharp focus Enforcement of councillor code of conduct top priority for Speakers* 14 December 2022  The Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs Department convened the speaker’s forum yesterday, where direct engagements took place on high-level issues affecting the sphere of local government in the province.  The forum, which meets every… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CALLS FOR MUNICIPAL SPEAKERS TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR COUNCILS

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RESPECT FOR THE RULE OF LAW

Melmoth – uMthonjaneni Local Municipality: In line with our mandate of general oversight of the sphere of local government in our province, this afternoon we met with the Council of the uMthonjaneni Local Municipality, where we engaged them on several issues relating to governance, oversight, and the proper management of the municipality’s resources. This was… Continue reading RESPECT FOR THE RULE OF LAW

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MEDIA STATEMENT: KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA WELCOMES THE SIX-MONTH BAN ON SCRAP METAL TRADE.

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs applauds the national government for moving quickly to make it illegal to trade in scrap metal. This will stop criminal groups from destroying municipal infrastructure in our province, which has cost hundreds of millions of rand and hurt the economy. With this decision, which was made public… Continue reading MEDIA STATEMENT: KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA WELCOMES THE SIX-MONTH BAN ON SCRAP METAL TRADE.

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MEC ZIKALALA CALLS FOR CLOSER TIES WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS AS HE TAKES PART IN THE MSUNDUZI MASAKHANE CAMPAIGN

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sihle Zikalala, has called for all stakeholders within the Msunduzi Local Municipality to work closely with the municipality to address service delivery challenges that the municipality is currently facing. MEC Zikalala made this call during a direct engagement with stakeholders on Wednesday, 23 November at the Msunduzi Town… Continue reading MEC ZIKALALA CALLS FOR CLOSER TIES WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS AS HE TAKES PART IN THE MSUNDUZI MASAKHANE CAMPAIGN

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