MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN COGTA SLAMS EX-OFFICIAL FOR CRITICISM OF MUNICIPAL ISSUES HE HIMSELF FAILED TO RESOLVE

KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has expressed grave disappointment at the criticism of municipal governance in the province, chiefly focused on Msunduzi, voiced by its former Senior Official Lionel Pienaar. Pienaar served at KZN Cogta in various Senior Management positions for decades, even during the time predating the democratic government instituted… Continue reading MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN COGTA SLAMS EX-OFFICIAL FOR CRITICISM OF MUNICIPAL ISSUES HE HIMSELF FAILED TO RESOLVE

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KZN MUNICIPALITIES ON SOLID FOUNDATIONS AS NEW TERM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOOMS, SAYS KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA

With the 2021 local government elections only days away, this is the last stretch of the term of local government whose representatives were elected into office in 2016. As such, this is a good time to reflect on what KZN municipalities have achieved during this time and where more work is needed in the next… Continue reading KZN MUNICIPALITIES ON SOLID FOUNDATIONS AS NEW TERM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOOMS, SAYS KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA

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ELECTRICITY IS NOW A REALITY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF MFEKAYI IN MTUBATUBA FOLLOWING COGTA INTERVENTION

The rural village of Mfekayi in the Mtubatuba local municipality now has electricity for the very first time since the dawn of democracy thanks to the injection of R11-million by the provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) which funded 270 household connections in the area.  This morning KZN MEC for Cogta Sipho Hlomuka visited… Continue reading ELECTRICITY IS NOW A REALITY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF MFEKAYI IN MTUBATUBA FOLLOWING COGTA INTERVENTION

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PLANTING SEASON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED IN HARRY GWALA DISTRICT

Venue: eMadungeni, ubuhlebezwe ward 12 In order to create vibrant agricultural communities and improve food security, the Provincial Government has formally launched this year’s planting season in Madungeni in uBuhlebezwe local municipality under the Harry Gwala district today. The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka and the MEC for Agriculture and Rural… Continue reading PLANTING SEASON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED IN HARRY GWALA DISTRICT

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KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA VISITS UMKHANYAKUDE DISTRICT TO BREAK SERVICE DELIVERY IMPASSE

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has travelled to the crisis-ridden uMkhanyakude district municipality today where he called on its councillors to rise above their narrow self-interest and place the needs of their communities first.  Hlomuka today met with the councillors and management of the municipality in Mkhuze following a series… Continue reading KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA VISITS UMKHANYAKUDE DISTRICT TO BREAK SERVICE DELIVERY IMPASSE

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KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA INTERVENTION SECURES CLEAN UP OF BHEKUZULU TOWNSHIP

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka has expressed his concern with the failure by the Abaqulusi local municipality to maintain critical infrastructure in the town of Vryheid and the township of Bhekuzulu. This morning MEC Hlomuka paid a special visit to the Bhekuzulu township where he conducted a clean-up campaign and… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA INTERVENTION SECURES CLEAN UP OF BHEKUZULU TOWNSHIP

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PREMIER ZIKALALA LAUNCHES WATER MASTER PLAN AND BOREHOLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMME AIMED AT ALLEVIATING WATER SHORTAGE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

The communities of Highflats, uMzimkhulu, Ixopo and Bulwer under the Harry Gwala District Municipality will finally receive reprieve from their water woes and have access to water closer to their homes and businesses. This comes after the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala today, inspected and commissioned a borehole at KwaSkeyi – a rural community in… Continue reading PREMIER ZIKALALA LAUNCHES WATER MASTER PLAN AND BOREHOLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMME AIMED AT ALLEVIATING WATER SHORTAGE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

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MEC HLOMUKA READS RIOT ACT TO UTHUKELA WATER BOARD AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka has called for greater transparency and dialogue between the uThukela Water Board and its shareholders which are the Districts of Mzinyathi, Amajuba and the Newcastle Local Municipality.  Uthukela Water Board as an entity supplies bulk potable water to the three Water Service Authorities of Newcastle,… Continue reading MEC HLOMUKA READS RIOT ACT TO UTHUKELA WATER BOARD AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS

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HEAVY RAINS CAUSE DURBAN HOUSE COLLAPSE, KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA URGES VIGILANCE AS INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE IN KZN

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has urged residents to exercise extreme caution as inclement weather conditions continue across large parts of the province.  Heavy rain in and around Durban has led to a landslide at La Mercy where parts of a road collapsed and a section of a house… Continue reading HEAVY RAINS CAUSE DURBAN HOUSE COLLAPSE, KZN COGTA MEC HLOMUKA URGES VIGILANCE AS INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE IN KZN

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PHEZUKOMKHONO COOPERATIVE RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA

Mr Sipho Hlomuka, MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, officiated over the event, which saw the Phezukomkhono Youth Agricultural Cooperative under isiZwe sakwaXolo in Ray Nkonyeni municipality receiving a cheque of R6,5 million. The ceremony took place on Saturday, August 28, 2021, in KwaXolo Traditional Council. Inkosi MBW Xolo, uGu District Mayor,… Continue reading PHEZUKOMKHONO COOPERATIVE RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM KZNCOGTA MEC HLOMUKA

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