About the Website

This website is maintained by Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) Communication Services.
Purpose of the Website

The purpose of the Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs website is to be the official entry point to communicate department services and related information.

To fulfil this purpose, the objectives of the website are to:

  • Provide access to online information
  • Provide information about the department and its activities
  • Provide different ways/avenues to find online information
  • Provide access to non-government websites with information relevant to Department’s  priorities
  • Contribute to participative governance.

The main target audience of the website is:

  • The broad public
  • Intermediaries - government officials and other - for providing information to the broader public
  • The media
  • National, provincial and local government officials
  • Private-sector organisations and business
  • The international community.

Scope of Information on the Website

The website covers the following content:

Information on departmental structures and functions, such Media releases; Key Coghsta Information and Programme; Coghsta News; Stakeholder Relations Vacancies Tenders PAIA Contacts Corporate Documents and FAQs; is available
Access to national, provincial and local government websites and the websites of other government bodies and institutions are provided in the Links section and other related links on the home page of the website

  • Department contact information. The site provides access to the contact information for Head office; Chief Information Officer;District Traditional offices; Traditional Houses Offices;Traditional  Council Offices; Community Development Workers; Mayors; Municipal Managers and Municipal communicators in the province; Disaster centre; Housing Call centre.
  • Job opportunities in the department can be accessed at vacancies.
  • Speeches and Media Statements of the Member of the Executive Council are available on the website.
  • Department's Documents - This section includes documents and publications such as policies, Annual Performance Plan;
  • Service Standard, Service Delivery Improvement Plan
  • Annual Reports, Citizen's Reports, Magazines, Brochures, Speeches, Events, and Campaigns and Articles.
  • Information on key programmes.

Other Website Features

  • Coghsta in the News page provides a listing of the latest information available on the website. Information is organised according to the main information categories available on the website, while new website features are also announced when relevant.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This page contains questions and answers that are frequently requested by users of the website.

Frequency of Updating
The website is updated on a daily basis. Our policy is to provide information as and when it becomes available. However, the developers of the website cannot guarantee the currency of information that is published on other websites that we link to.

Document Formats
The main format for information on this website is HTML. However, PDF versions of documents (e.g. Acts, Bills, tender bulletins, etc.) are provided to preserve the original layout thereof and/or to assist users in the downloading thereof.

To open PDF documents, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4 or higher installed on your computer. It will open documents directly in your browser.
Sometimes it takes long to open PDF documents. In this case, we recommend that you download it to your computer and open it from there.

Need help with problems experienced on the website?
Please contact us on 015 284 5000 during office hours if you encounter problems with the website.