Department Of Local Government & Traditional Affairs

By | December 10, 2021

Department Of Local Government & Traditional Affairs, The mission of the Department of Traditional Affairs is to coordinate traditional affairs activities across government through: development of appropriate policies, norms and standards, systems, and a regulatory framework governing traditional affairs; provision of support to the traditional affairs institution; enhancement of information and knowledge management on traditional affairs; and promotion of culture, heritage and social cohesion.



About us

The COGTA Ministry comprises of the Department of Cooperative Governance and the Department of Traditional Affairs. Key elements and Constitutional foundations of CoGTA’s mandate:



  • System of  Cooperative Government (Chapter 3 of the Constitution)
  • Provinces (Chapter 6 of the Constitution)
  • Local Government (Chapter 7 of the Constitution)
  • Traditional Leaders (Chapter 12 of the Constitution)

Vision
A functional and developmental local government system that delivers on its Constitutional and legislative mandates within a system of cooperative governance

This Vision is in line with the objectives of Chapter 13 of the National Development Plan: ‘Building a capable and developmental State’



Mission
Our mission is to ensure that all municipalities perform their basic responsibilities and functions consistently by:

  1. Putting people and their concerns first;
  2. Supporting the delivery of municipal services to the right quality and standard;
  3. Promoting good governance, transparency and accountability;
  4. Ensuring sound financial management and accounting; and
  5. Building institutional resilience and administrative capability.

This mission is directly adopted from the 5 Pillars of the Back to Basics Campaign.

Guided by the spirit of Batho Pele, our values are:

  • Commitment to public service.
  • Integrity and dedication to fighting corruption.
  • A hands-on approach to dealing with local challenges.
  • Public participation and people centered approach.
  • Professionalism and goal orientation.
  • Passion to serve.
  • Excellence and accountability.

Adherence to these values will contribute towards the required state of Local Government.



Contact information
Tel: 012 334 0600
E-mail: [email protected]