The mandate of this department is to ensure a Local Government system that is able to respond to the needs of the citizens. This is an onerous mandate requiring our best efforts
Development-oriented municipalities and institutions of traditional leadership that deliver sustainable quality services to communities in an integrated, responsive and accountable manner.
To co-ordinate support through government spheres and partnerships to municipalities and institutions of traditional leadership to fulfil their developmental mandates, for a better quality of life for all communities.
Innovation, Transformative , Professionalism, Equality, Highest ethical standards, Staff our greatest assets, Responsiveness
The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in the Eastern Cape Province has established a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support municipalities improve their service delivery capacity in terms of section 154 of the constitution. ...
Eastern Cape COGTA MEC Hon. Xolile Nqatha has placed Chief Bhekabambo Ntola on precautionary suspension in terms of section 32 (1) of the Eastern Cape Traditional Leadership Act 1 of 2017. Chief Ntola is accused of humiliating two individuals accused of committing...
COGTA MEC CONDEMNS ACTS OF VANDALISM AND DISRUPTION OF SERVICES DURING THE BUFFALO CITY METRO STRIKE AND PROTESTS BY THE RESIDENTS OF ENOCH MGIJIMA AND INXUBA YETHEMBA LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES
Eastern Cape COGTA MEC Hon. Xolile Nqatha has expressed concern over the recent strike by some workers of the Buffalo City Metro Municipality. This week some Metro workers embarked on a strike allegedly disrupting municipal services and breaching COVID-19...