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Important Contacts

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Logistical Information  Ms Stefanie Chetty Cell: +27 66 474 9022 Email: StefanieC@cogta.gov.za Ms Tshawekazi Tembani Cell: +27 609804053 Email: TembaniT@cogta.gov.za Emergency Numbers South African Police Service  Dial 112 from your mobile phone or call the East London SAPS on: 043 707 0687 Ambulance   10177 Fire Services  043-705-9000 ER 24 Hours: Life Beacon Bay Hospital: 043-711-5100   Life St Dominic’s Hospital: 043-707-9000   […]

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Media Centre

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Speeches: Speech by Deputy Minister Andries Nel during the BRICS Friendship Cities, Local Government Forum Speech by Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle  Speech by Buffalo City Executive Mayor, Xola Pakati   Media Statements  Deputy Minister Andries Nel and Executive Mayor Xola Pakati to Lead Visit to Mercedes Benz Plant  

Media Statements

CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize Briefed by 14 Municipalities with Investments in VBS Mutual Bank

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize today (19 June 2018), met with the Mayors and Municipal Managers of the 14 municipalities which invested funds in the VBS Mutual Bank. The meeting follows the commitment that Minister made during the presentation of his budget vote that CoGTA will engage these municipalities. […]

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Restoring Dignity through Work Opportunities

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The Community Work Programme(CWP)is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). It is an element of Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) designed to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. It provides an employment safety net (not an employment solution) and basic minimum income for people living in […]

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Purpose and Objectives of the FCLGC & UF

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The FCLGC & UF  was established with the purpose of strengthening collaboration between BRICS member cities and to enable the local government sector in member countries to exchange and share information. The primary participants of the FCLGC & UF Forum are municipalities and their associations, with other stakeholders playing a secondary role. According to the […]

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List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

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BRICS– Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa FCLGC & UF– Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Urbanisation Forum SA– South Africa NDP- National Development Plan IUDF- Integrated Urban Development Framework SPLUMA-Spatial Planning Land Use Management Act No 16 of 2013 SDGs- Sustainable Development Goals SALGA- South African Local Government Association SACN- South African Cities Network ELIDZ- East London […]

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Background

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BRICS provides a platform that aims to promote peace, security, prosperity and development in multipolar, interconnected and globalised world.   The BRICS countries represent Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, which gives their cooperation a transcontinental dimension making it especially valuable and significant. The BRICS Leaders’ Summit is convened annually with discussions representing spheres of […]