Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


An integrated,capable,responsive and accountable local government and traditional institution system focusing on the needs of thhe community.


To promote a developmental local state and traditional institutions that are accountable,focused on citizen’s priorities, capable of delivering high quality services consistently and sustainably through cooperative governance and participatory democracy.

Core functions

  • Facilitate the transformatio nof the developmental local government in line with all relevant developmental leslations

  • Fcailitate transformation i the institutions of traditional leadership and democratic structures of governance;

  • Provide extensive-measurable support to municipalities to improve their administrative,governance and financial capabilities in order to realise their constitutional mandate;

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

  • Strengthen interventions that are supportive of the human settlement outcomes;

  • Proote and support the implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP);

  • Promote the deepening of democracy ( Operartion Masiphathisane) at municipal level through Community Development Work (CDW) prigramme;

  • Integrate municipal interventions support through a single window of coordination that enables comunities to experience cohesion,predictability,excellence in service delivery and control over the environment they find themselves in;

  • Facilitate the oprationalized implementation of the Back of Basic (B2B) Service Delivery Model by all municipalities;

  • Provide administrative and infrastructural developmental support to traditional ;eadership instituions in order to meet their legislative and service delivery requirements oftheir communities;and

  • Promote and support the participation of traditional programmes.