DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

Address By The Deputy Minister Of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Mr Obed Bapela, At The Eastern Cape Winter Initiation Season Launch


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Ah Zanelizwe!
, Hon MEC – COGTA: Fikile Xasa, 
Deputy Executive Mayor OR Tambo District Cllr: Nogumla, Chairperson of the National House  of Traditional Leaders, Ikosi Mahlangu, Ndzundza! Chairperson of the Provincial House, Inkosi Nonkonyane, Members of the National and Provincial Houses of Traditional Leaders, Members of the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders
, Head of Departments, […]

DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

Address by the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Mr Obed Bapela, at The China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation Seminar

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE & TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR OBED BAPELA, AT The CHINA-AFRICA INDUSTRIALISATION COOPERATION SEMINAR, 08 June 2018, Tshwane   Programme Director, Chinese Ambassador, Lin Songtain, FOCAC Ambassador, Zhou Yuxiao, Professor Lieckness Simbayi, Deputy Chief Executive Office, HSRC, Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller, Executive Director, HSRC, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning, Ni […]

Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

Minister Mkhize’s Opening Remarks at the Black Professionals Briefing Session

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OPENING REMARKS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, AT THE BRIEFING SESSION TO BLACK PROFESSIONAL ON SUPPORT TO MUNICIPALITIES IN DISTRESS, 2o April 2018, Boksburg Programme Director, The Presidents of the various professional organisations, Business leaders, entrepreneurs, Senior government officials, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Morning, Dumelang, Sanibonani, It is my pleasure to […]

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Minister van Rooyen Welcomes the New Director General of the Department of Traditional Affairs

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Minister van Rooyen welcomes the new Director General for the Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA). “I am pleased to welcome Mr Mashwahle Diphofa to the CoGTA family and I believe that his wealth of experience will strengthen the Department’s mandate guided by our constitution and other key legal documents”, said Minister van Rooyen. A lot […]

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to Convene a Follow-up National Dialogue of Traditional Leaders

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (CoGTA) will host a follow-up  National Dialogue for Traditional Leaders. Under the theme “Unity in Diversity – Together moving South Africa forward for an inclusive and prosperous future”. The dialogue comes at an important time for the traditional leadership institution after the  succesful reconstitution of all the […]

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Minister Des Van Rooyen Presided in the Election and Swearing of the New (Fifth) National House of Traditional Leaders

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen as delegated by President Jacob Zuma in terms of the National House of Traditional Leaders Act, 2009 (Act No 22 of 2009), presided over the reconstitution, swearing in and election of the chair and deputy chair of the National House of Traditional […]

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The Reconstitution of the National House of Traditional Leaders is an Important Milestone in our Democracy

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Speaking ahead of the reconstitution of the National House of Traditional Leaders, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen indicated that democratic State cannot be successful without working together with the institution of traditional leaders as they are custodians of traditions and cultures of their people. They are the […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Urges More Engagements to Strengthen the Institution of Traditional Leadership

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“The institution of traditional leadership is important in our country and is fully recognised through our Constitution. Government acknowledges the important role played by traditional leaders in South Africa’s constitutional democracy and in communities, particularly in relation to their development. Government remains committed to supporting and working with Traditional Leaders, hence the significance of the […]