Cogta MEC Fikile Xasa in partnership with The Herald newspaper will be hosting an end of term stakeholder engagement session on 12 March 2019 at Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. The session is meant to share highlights and set backs of his department from as the end of the political term of the current administration is fast approaching.

This will be an interactive session wherein invited guests will also be at liberty to make constructive observations on the performance of CoGTA in various fronts with a view to empower the department going forward.

MEC Xasa said the session is in line with Pillar 1 of the Back to Basics programme, which encourages government to Put People and their Concerns First.

He added that the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa all spheres of government and all organs of state to “secure the well-being of the people of the Republic.”

“Through this session we seek to provide effective, transparent, accountable and coherent government to our stakeholders. This we do so as to co-operate with one another in mutual trust and good faith by fostering friendly relations, assisting and supporting one another, informing and consulting one another on matters of common interest,” said MEC Xasa.

The expected stakeholders include Kings and Queens, Executive Mayors, Municipal Managers, members of the Provincial Legislature, representatives from the South African Local Government Association (Salga) and heads of provincial sector departments.

The details of the event are as follows;

Date: 12 March 2019

Venue: Pine lodge, Port Elizabeth

Time: 8h30-12h00

For logistical reasons, please confirm attendance beforehand to Ms Thando Sonjica on 040-695056/ 079 508 7571 or to or Ms Namhla Kondlo-Magada on 040-609 5243/ 5743 or 066 237 2319 or to

Issued by the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. For enquiries please contact Mr Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981. Ends.