Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2016-17


an integrated , capable , responsive and accountable local government and tradional system focusing on the needs of the community


to promote a development local state and traditional institutions that are accountable , focused on citizens priorties; capable of delivering high - quality services consistency and sustainably through local government and participatory democracy

core functions and responisibilities

  • facilitate the transformation of development local govenrment in line with all relevant developmental legislation:

  • facilitate tranformation in the institions of traditional leadership and democratic strucutres of governance;

  • provide extensive-measurable support to municipalities to improve their administrative, governance and finalcial capabilities in order to realise their constitional mandate

  • improve the provision of support (technical and administrative ) to municipalities in order to fast-track the delivary of basic services and access improvement thereof;

  • promote the deepening of democracy throught the implementation of the ward committee model and ward base planning at municipal level through community development work programme (CDW)

  • integrate municipal interventions support through a singel window of coordination that enables communities to expierance cohesion, predictabily, excellence in service delivery and control over the enviroment they find themselves in;

  • facilitate the operationalized implementation of the back to basic service delivary model by all municipalities

  • provide administrative and infastructure development support to tradional leadership institutions in order to meer their legislative requirements of their communities; and

  • promote and support the participation of traditional communities in developmental programmes

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