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Ntombela grateful to Free State residents

Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela has expressed her gratitude for the love and solidarity shown by residents after the donation of various items to...

MCC fed up with lack of service delivery

Chaos erupted at the Bram Fischer Building, headquarters of the Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM) in Bloemfontein, this morning when members of the Mangaung Concerned...

FS Griqua leader hospitalised months before implementation of Act

The minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has just announced that the Khoi and San communities can apply for recognition of traditional leadership, effective 30...

State of Disaster extended to 15 February 2022

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has extended the national state of disaster to 15 February. The Citizen reports, the...

Agreement reached in Harrismith unrest

After a meeting with the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC in the Free State, Thembeni Nxangisa, on Thursday afternoon, Harrismith residents agreed...

MPLs demand answers over unrest in FS municipalities

Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs) in the Free State are demanding answers over the state of municipalities from the Cooperative Governance and Traditional...

‘Compulsory wearing of masks is about protecting others’

Liberty Fighters Network’s (LFN) application to have the national state of disaster and the compulsory wearing of masks declared unconstitutional and invalid has been...

Minister banned tobacco well knowing it would boost illicit trade, her...

The recent boom in the illicit cigarette trade as a result of the national ban on tobacco product sales during the Covid-19 pandemic, came...

FS municipal woes under scrutiny

The state of Free State municipalities will once again come under scrutiny today when the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs' budget gets tabled before...

Failing Mangaung Metro discussed

An urgent meeting was called in terms of rule number 8 of the council's Standing Rules at the Mangaung Municipality. OFM News reported from the...

Metro introduces team to implement financial recovery plan

Executive Mayor of Mangaung Metro, Olly Mlamleli, has, together with the provincial counterparts MECs for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Thembeni Nxangisa, and...

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...

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...

Municipal debt to Eskom climbs to R17bn

The debt owed to Eskom by South Africa’s municipalities continues to grow and has now reached R17 billion, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister...

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...

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...