The vision of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is: Sustainable, viable local
government, traditional councils and communities in Gauteng
To coordinate the effective functioning of local government, promote integrated development planning and
deepen participatory democracy in order to accelerate service delivery.
The mandate of the department highlights cooperative governance, this is essential for integrated development, the department provides support and monitors municipalities and tribal authorities by:
Monitoring the municipalities and traditional authorities development and performance;
Supporting local authorities where there are capacity constraints;
Promoting capacity development in a systematic manner; to ensure that municipalities are able to manage
their own affairs;
Advising, commenting on and approving Integrated Development Plans (IDP’s);
Providing key support services to municipalities in implementing the Municipal Finance Management Act,
No.56 of 2003 (MFMA) and supporting Community Development Workers (CDW’s);
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: