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Minister Des van Rooyen Wishes New Royal Foundation Success

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in his address to the delegates attending the launch of the United Royal Kingship Foundation urged for continued partnership to develop communities. This important foundation is one of the most fundamental resolutions of the recent Traditional and Indigenous Leaders Indaba held in […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen Launched the Local Government Anti-Corruption Strategy – Zero tolerance for Corruption

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen joined various stakeholders – government, business, academics and NGOs for the launch of the Local Government Anti-Corruption strategy in Bokone Bophirima under a theme – “Breaking the chains of corruption”.   The launch of this strategy is therefore an important milestone that […]

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Intermediate Cities Programme Workshop Paves Way for IUDF Implementation

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On Wednesday 15 November, the Intermediate Cities Programme workshop took place in Birchwood Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni. The workshop brought together Intermediate City Municipalities, provincial COGTAs, Technical Steering Committee members as well as invited experts. The Integrated Urban Development Framework highlights the important roles that intermediate or secondary cities play within regional economies. While […]

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Traditional Leaders Committed to Engage on all Issues Relating to their Institution

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela welcomed the delegates present on the first day of a three days dialogue with traditional held in Gauteng from 15 November 2017 under the theme “Unity in Diversity – Together moving South Africa forward for an inclusive and prosperous future”.   This important […]

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Ministers Des van Rooyen and Lindiwe Zulu Hosted the inaugural National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des Van Rooyen and Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, hosted the inaugural National Local Economic Development (LED) Conference, 09 – 10 November 2017 in Pretoria. Local Economic Development (LED) is defined as a process in which partnerships between local governments, community-based groups […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen’s Address during the 2017 National Local Economic Development Conference

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the NATIONAL LED CONFERENCE, 09 November 2017, Tshwane   Programme Director, Deputy Minister Andries Nel, Honourable Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, Honourable Deputy Ministers from DSBD, EDD and COGTA, Honourable Chairpersons of DSBD & COGTA Portfolio Committees Honourable […]

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Ministers Des van Rooyen and Zulu to Address the Inaugural National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des Van Rooyen and Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will host the inaugural National Local Economic Development (LED) Conference this week in Pretoria. This important conference that speaks to local economic development, will provide a strategic platform for a dialogue between the […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen’s Address at the Second Reading Debate of the Traditional Leaders Bill

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ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the SECOND READING DEBATE OF THE TRADITIONAL KHOISAN LEADERS BILL, 07 November 2017, Parliament, Cape Town   Honourable Chairperson, Honourable Members,   Good Morning,   It is wonderful to be here on this momentous occasion.   Speaking at the first […]

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Local Government Says NO to Corruption!

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The most widely accepted definition of ‘Corruption’ is that it is a practice of abusing public office/funds for private gain. Consequences of Corruption can be far reaching and can hinder people’s access to basic services and economic opportunities. Rampant corruption erodes all tenants of a progressive democracy. For South Africa to successfully implement the National […]