KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka, has recently rehabilitated 11 Traditional Administration Centres in Umnini Trust, Isimahle, Khabazela, Ximba, Maphumulo, Manyavu, Cele P, Chwezi, Amangwane, Thoyana, and Khumalo (Ilembe).
The department has also positively contributed to improved functionality of numerous Traditional Councils across the province.
In order to facilitate public access to government services, two new Community Service Centres are being completed at Umvoti (Amatimatolo) and Maphumulo (Mvozane) at a combined cost of R23.9-million. These centres are expected to be operational in 2021/2022.
This was revealed by MEC Hlomuka last Friday when he tabled the department’s Budget Policy Speech in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature.
In his address, MEC Hlomuka announced his department’s intention to create two Digital Centres within the Bergville and KwaMbonambi Community Service Centres, which have been built by the department.
Hlomuka believes that this investment will go a long way towards ensuring that the youth has adequate access to the internet which provides a number of benefits, particularly for job seekers.