Minister Van Rooyen Welcomes The Constitutional Court Judgement

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Des van Rooyen welcomes the judgement of the Constitutional Court delivered today in the matter of Mhlophe v IEC. Minister van Rooyen, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Local Government Elections said: “The judgment strengthens our constitutional democracy by affirming the right of millions of South Africans […]


Winter Initiation Season: Important Information

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Theme for 2016: “We Love Our Tradition, We Value Life of Our Youth” in pursuit of the “Zero Deaths Campaign”. The department and its stakeholders have also created an initiation hotline where people who witness wrong doings in the name of initiation will be able to call and report the incidents – 0800 111 166 Follow the conversation on […]

Department Of Traditional Affairs Pays Courtesy Visit To The Kings

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The Department of Traditional Affairs, led by the Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosi PP Maubane and the Director-General, Dr Muzamane Charles Nwaila, visited the two kings in Mpumalanga, namely King Makhosonke II (King Makhosoke Enock Mabena) and King Mabhoko III (King Mbusi Mahlangu) to inform them about the Presidential Siyahlola Programme. […]


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Background South Africa has begun a new phase of its democratic transition. The electoral mandate of the fifth democratic government is to deepen transformation and implement the National Development Plan (NDP). It is to accelerate growth, create decent work and promote investment in a competitive economy. In giving effect to this mandate, we continue to […]

National Italy Day

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REMARKS BY DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, HON:  OBED BAPELA, MP NATIONAL ITALY DAY, 01 JUNE 2016   Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Your Excellency, Ambassador Donnici Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners Members of the Diplomatic Community Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen   It gives me great pleasure to convey, on behalf […]