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District Development Model to be Launched in Waterberg District

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Government has successfully piloted the District Development model at the OR Tambo District Municipality in Lusikisiki which has elements of rural spatial development and recently, eThekwini Municipality in Durban which has elements of urban spatial development. The District Development Model is a new integrated planning model for Cooperative Governance which seeks to be a new […]

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Facts about Indigent Households

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In 2001 South Africa adopted a policy intended for the provision of free basic services to poorer households. Under this policy, municipalities were tasked to identify indigent households that would receive services – such as water and electricity – for free or at substantially subsidised rates. South Africa’s 257 municipalities registered 3,51 million indigent households in […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Visits Centane Communal Land Agricultural Project Model

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Deputy Minister Obed Bapela visited the Centane and Mbashe Agricultural Initiative on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. The Agricultural Initiative is a development model for profitable and sustainable farming of communally owned land in the Eastern Cape Since its inception in 2012, this Women Investment Portfolio Holdings Limited (WIPHOLD) initiative has cultivated more than 2 000 […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela and the National House of Traditional Leaders a Part of RSA Delegation on a Study Tour to Benin, West Africa

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela is part of the South African delegation visiting the Republic of Benin, from 1- 5 August 2019. The national Ministries of CoGTA, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Treasury and the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) in collaboration with United Nations […]

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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 […]