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FS Cogta head leans towards Mangaung in Eskom squabble

The head of the Free State Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has weighed in on Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality’s debt to Eskom,...

Mangaung waste battle to receive MEC’s attention

The issue of waste refuse lying uncollected around the streets of the troubled Mangaung Metro Municipality - which includes Bloemfontein in the Free State...

FS Cogta mum on latest Brandfort water cuts

The Free State Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is mum on the frustration of residents in parts of Brandfort over the...

Lack of skills, opportunities to blame for corruption in municipalities, says...

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has reportedly said that corruption and infighting at local government level can be blamed...

Maluti-a-Phofung municipality finally elects mayor

The struggling municipality of Maluti-a-Phofung finally has a mayor. This, after the council sitting was eventually successfully held with the purpose of electing the mayor,...

Nxangisa works greatly with traditional leaders

Too many people still think traditional leaders and their roles are old-fashioned, which is not true. This is according to the Cooperative Governance and Traditional...

FS residents urged to pay for municipal services – Cogta

The Free State Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) appeals to residents to settle their electricity and water bills. Spokesperson Zolile Lobe says...

Cogta deploys technical support team to four #FSMunicipalities

Maluti-A-Phofung, Mafube, Masilonyana, and Letsemeng Local Municipalities in the Free State are some of the Free State dysfunctional municipalities that are going to receive...

‘Cogta won’t bring change’

Opposition parties in the Free State have stated that while they welcome the intervention of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta),...

National Treasury to help Mangaung with financial recovery

National Treasury responded with urgency to the call of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Olly Mlamleli, to assist with a financial recovery plan for...

International fraud week launched

Those that can afford to pay, must pay. These were the words of Free State Finance MEC, Elsabe Rockman, who was speaking at the...

‘Ward committees must know the communities they serve’

There are about 3001 ward committees which work directly with various communities in the Free State province and it is imperative that there is...

Second phase of Traditional & Khoi-San Leadership Bill commences

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is conducting the second phase of the public hearings on this draft legislation for...

Cogta urges municipalities to honour Eskom agreement

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) engaged all municipalities that are currently owing Eskom last year from February – April 2016. “It...

MEC will investigate multi-million rand housing project

Free State Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC, Sisi Ntombela, said she will investigate the state of a multi-million rand project that is...

Khoi-San leadership public hearings conducted in Upington 

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) held another public hearing on the Traditional and Khoi-San Bill at the Toll Speelman...

FS Premier might reshuffle his cabinet soon

Free State Premier Ace Magashule might soon use the appointment of a new MEC to reshuffle his provincial cabinet. This follows after Cooperative Governance and...

Salga embarks on an induction programme for councillors

The South African Local Government Association (Salga) in the Free State has embarked on a Councillor Induction Programme. The programme that is nationally carried out,...