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CoGTA Deputy Minister Parks Tau to Participate in the Local Government Business Network Roundtable Discussion

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Mr Parks Tau will participate in the Local Government Business Network’s (LGBN) Next Generation Roundtable Discussion as a panelist on 05 July 2019 in Durban. The discussions, which will take place amid keen interest in artificial intelligence world over, are expected to explore innovation case studies in […]

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CoGTA Finalising Plans for the 6th Administration

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) held a two days strategic planning session from 27 – 28 July 2019. The successful strategic planning session was attended by the Minister of CoGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma,  Deputy Minister Obed Bapela and Deputy Minister Parks Tau. The session was held with the senior managers […]

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Play Your Part in Advancing Effective Local Governance

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs reiterates the call for active citizen participation in local government. To have a meaningful impact on how your municipality is run, you need to understand the processes involved. This guide explains the roles of some of the most important elements of local government. What is a Municipal […]

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South African Delegation Attending the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva

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The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) is taking place in Geneva,  Switzerland from 13 to 17 May 2019. This important gathering is held under the theme – “Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies”. The Republic of South Africa is represented at the GP2019 by a delegation led by […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Launch the MOU Between DCOG and ICLEI Africa

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Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) and ICLEI Africa, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will on 02 May 2019 attend and officiate its launch. According to the MOU, the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) and ICLEI Africa will […]

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IMTT on Service Delivery Meets to Deliberate on Alexandra Renewal Interventions

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The Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Service Delivery (IMTT) met in Pretoria today bringing together the three spheres of government – national, provincial and local – to discuss the implementation plan in response to the issues raised by the community of Alexandra in a memorandum to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The President visited Alexandra on 11 April […]

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Minister Mkhize to Visit Makana Local Municipality and Engage Its Leadership

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will visit Makhanda (formerly known as Grahamstown) in Makana Local Municipality on 26 April 2019. Following a number of perennial challenges experienced by the municipality, Minister Mkhize will meet with the municipality’s leadership and hold discussions on the challenges of water shortages, financial […]