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 MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Zolile Williams is saddened by the news of the demise of Cllr. Mambiza Mfamela of Ward 20 of Mhlontlo Municipality who was a representative at the O.R. Tambo District Municipality. The MEC expresses...
CoGTA MEC Zolile Williams made his intentions clear to ring in some groundbreaking changes to the local government space to become strategic functional development centres in the Eastern Cape Province to attract much needed investments. Delivering his opening remarks...
The MEC for COGTA, Zolile Williams condemns with the strongest terms possible the gun attack on the Acting City Manager (CM) of Buffalo City Metro (BCM), Mr Nceba Ncunyana which took place in the evening on 26 August as the Acting City Manager was arriving at home. At...