Internal Affairs

Concern over Nelson Mandela Bay Metro mayoral changes

The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) in the Eastern Cape, Zolile Williams, has noted “the worrisome” political changes in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) Council, saying these continue to destabilise the institution. In a statement on Thursday, the MEC said it was in his interest to see stability restored in the […]

Internal Affairs

BRICS Ministers voice concern on global conflicts

The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations have expressed concern on the increasing and ongoing conflicts in many parts of the world. “They reiterated the need for full respect of international humanitarian law and the provision of humanitarian aid by the basic principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence established in UNGA resolution […]

Internal Affairs

Parliament welcomes update on Mangaung, Enoch Mgijima municipalities

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative and Traditional Affairs has welcomed progress reports on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs’ intervention in the Mangaung and Enoch Mgijima municipalities. During a meeting this week, the committee expressed its appreciation for the progress the department is making in salvaging both municipalities. The department briefed the committee on Wednesday on […]

Internal Affairs

President’s response on police devolution is a missed opportunity for leadership

Following a parliamentary reply by President Cyril Ramaphosa this week on devolving policing powers, the City of Cape Town is calling on the Ministers of Police and Justice, Bheki Cele and Ronald Lamola, to formally respond to our request for more policing powers. Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said in an 18 August letter that the City […]