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Government to Ensure a Coordinated Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Address Current Disasters

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  Following a few days of heavy rainfall and storms, especially in the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minster, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said the government across all spheres is providing a coordinated response to the devastation meted on communities. As the political head responsible for disaster management in the country, […]

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Closing Address by Fromer UCLG President and CoGTA Deputy Minister Parks Tau

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ADDRESS BY THE FORMER UCLG PRESIDENT, MR PARKS TAU, AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE UCLG WORLD CONGRESS, ETHEKWINI 15 November 2019 Co-Presidents Members of the Executive Bureau Deputy Ministers Premier of Gauteng Our host Executive Mayor of eThekwini Leadership of the South African Parliament President of SALGA General council International and Local government association […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Engage Limpopo Traditional Leaders and Business

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will hold meetings with Limpopo traditional leaders as well as organised business. The engagements form part of the preparation for the upcoming Presidential launch of the District Development Model in Waterberg District Municipality. The meetings will be held as follows: Meeting with Business […]

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Speech by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma during the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 UCLG Congress

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Address by Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, MP, Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, South Africa, to the Opening of United Cities and Local Government WORLD SUMMIT 13 November 2019, Durban, ICC Programme Director; My sister, Ms Graça Machel, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Accord Honourable Parks Tau, President of the UCLG; Honourable […]

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Delegates Wrap Up Engagements Towards Official Opening of #UCLGCongress

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Regional and Local Government representatives from around the world have begun to wrap up build up engagements in preparation for the official opening of Congress.  Mayors, presidents of associations, councillors, and local and regional practitioners have been in Durban since Monday, 11 November for sectoral engagements, learning networks and preparatory meetings as part of the UCLG’s […]

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Build-up Engagements Continued on the Second day of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders Congress in Durban

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The second day of the World Summit of Local Government and Regional Leaders engagements have illuminated a new era of local and regional governments which requires local and regional action to be at the heart of sustainable development and local democracy. Hundreds of delegates flooded various learning, working and networking sessions which took the form […]

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Deputy Minister Tau Welcomes the 6th UCLG Congress: World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

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“The 6th triennial United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress is an important moment on the global stage. It has evolved into a complete experience that now encompasses various themes, formats and encapsulates the diversity of our century old movement”.  These were sentiments expressed by the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs […]