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Minister Zweli Mkhize to Address Free State Local Government Lekgotla

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will address the Free State Local Government Lekgotla tomorrow, 6 November 2018 in Bloemfontein. The Lekgotla has been organised under the theme of “Thuma Mina: Towards Functional Service Delivery Driven Local Governance”. Minister Mkhize visited the Free State in June as part of oversight […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Acknowledges FireFighters and Emergency Workers

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has extended best wishes and acknowledged the fire fighters, disaster management officials and other emergency personnel who are spending sleepless nights battling fires, evacuating vulnerable people and rescuing those who are helpless and at risk amidst the raging fires in the Western Cape and […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Attend Community Work Programme Graduation in the Free State

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the graduation celebration of the Community Work Programme (CWP) participants in Free State Province. The CWP is aimed at addressing the triple challenges faced by the country, namely, poverty, inequality and unemployment. CWP participants are recruited from poor households into […]

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Address by CoGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize at the 2018 South African Urban Conference

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Address by Hon Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the 2018 South African Urban Conference Johannesburg ​​30 October 2018   The Premier of Gauteng Province, Mr David Makhura The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance Mr Andries Nel President of SALGA and United Cities and Local Governments (UGLC), Cllr Parks Tau CEO of Cities Network, Mr Sithole Mbanga Representatives from the South African Council of Planners Academics and Research […]

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Government and Partners to Host Second South African Urban Conference

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South Africa’s second national Urban Conference will be held on 30-31 October 2018 in Johannesburg. The conference is convened by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in partnership with the national Departments of Cooperative Governance (DCOG), Human Settlements (DHS) and the National Treasury; the South African Local Government Association, SA Council for Planners (SACPLAN), ICLEI […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Attend Solidarity Dinner of the Gauteng-Italy Indaba Seminar

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the solidarity dinner of the Gauteng-Italy Indaba Seminar. The dinner is hosted by the Gauteng provincial government at HB Connect Hotel in Sandton, JHB. The Gauteng provincial government is currently hosting Italy to explore economic and social partnership opportunities between […]

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Minister Mkhize Condemns Threats Against Auditor-General of South Africa Staff

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has strongly condemned threats and attacks on staff of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) deployed in municipalities to undertake audits of financial statements and performance information. The recent attack took place in Emfuleni where an official who is part of the team […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Address the Actuarial Society 2018 Convention

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Andries Nel will address the 45th 2018 Convention of the Actuarial Society of South Africa under the theme – “Actuaries giving solutions to the Municipality Crises”. The Actuarial Society of South Africa is a member driven organisation that develops the knowledge, expertise and skills […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel Participates at the Conference on State Capture and its Aftermath

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On Tuesday, 23 October, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Andries Nel participated at the Conference on State Capture and its aftermath themed: Building Responsiveness through State Reform! In his address, Deputy Minister Nel probed whether the concept of ‘capture’ as has been understood in the South African context is useful in […]