Department Of Cooperative Governance
Department Of Cooperative Governance
The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (formerly the Department of Provincial and Local Government) is one of the ministries of the South African government. It is responsible for the relationship between the national government and the provincial governments and municipalities, and for overseeing the traditional leadership of South Africa’s indigenous communities.
The branches of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs are:
- Corporate Services
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Governance, Policy & Research
- Urban & Rural Development
- Systems & Capacity Building
- Free Basic Services & Infrastructure
The establishment of the Department of Traditional Affairs was approved by Cabinet on 5 March 2008. The former Department of Provincial and Local Government was given a mandate deriving from the 5th March 2008 Cabinet’s decision to drive the processes for the establishment of this new department.
The strategic role of the department is not only to assist the institution of traditional and the Khoi-san leadership to transform themselves to be strategic partners with Government in the development of their communities, but also to coordinate the traditional affairs activities of the Department and those of other Departments at national, provincial and local government levels. This is meant to ensure that their needs in terms of development, service delivery, governance, access to indigenous knowledge systems, traditional courts and indigenous law, traditional healing and medicine are adequately met. To this end, a communication and marketing strategy is required to launch, and effectively position the DTA within the South African political, economic and social framework.
Inclusive, cohesive, developed and sustainable traditional and interfaith communities
Informed by the NDP, MTSF (government outcomes) and Back-to-Basics, the Department’s mission is to transform, develop and promote cohesiveness and sustainability of traditional communities through:
Development, implementation, monitoring and review of traditional affairs legislation, policies, norms and standards;
Monitoring and providing support to the institution in its administration of the affairs of traditional communities in accordance with customs and traditions;
Developing mechanisms for structures of traditional leadership to support municipalities in the identification of community needs;
Facilitating the involvement of traditional communities in the development or amendment of IDPs within their areas;
Monitoring and providing support to the structures of traditional leadership in their participation and promotion of development and service delivery within their communities;
Monitoring the participation of structures of traditional leadership in the development of policy and legislation at local level;
Monitoring the participation of structures of traditional leadership in the development programmes of municipalities, provincial and national spheres of government;
Monitoring the promotion of the ideals of cooperative governance, integrated development planning, sustainable development and service delivery by structures of traditional leadership;
Monitoring the promotion of indigenous knowledge systems by the institution of traditional leadership and ensuring that they are in accordance with Constitutional principles;
Developing appropriate policies, legislation, norms, standards, systems and regulatory framework governing traditional affairs; and
Coordinating the interfaith sector to promote social cohesion and nation building.
Department Of Cooperative Governance Important Contacts:
|1||Ms Shoky Mogaladi||Executive Manager: Office of the DG||ReshoketsweM@cogta.gov.za||+27 (12) 334 0899|
|2||Ms Modiegi Madiga||Communications||ModiegiM@cogta.gov.za||+27 (12) 395 4791|
|3||Mr Bagudi Tolo||Chairperson of the Commissionfirstname.lastname@example.org||+27 (12) 334 4969|
|4||Dr Nokuzola Mndende||Deputy Chairperson of the Commissionemail@example.com||+27 (12) 334 5856|
|5||Mr Abram Sithole||Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims CEO||SitholeaM@cogta.gov.za||+27 (12) 334 4901|
|6||Mr Abram Sithole||Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims (CEO)||SitholeaM@cogta.gov.za||+27 (12) 334 4901|