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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deputy Minister Bapela engagement with the KwaZulu Natal Provincial House of Traditional Leaders

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela held a fruitful engagement with the newly reconstituted House of Traditional Leaders in KwaZulu Natal Province. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL), Ikosi SE Mahlangu,  a representative from Endlunkulu, Prince Zulu and […]

Deputy Minister Obed Bapela Meet the New Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial House of Leaders

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela will meet the newly reconstituted members of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial House of Traditional Leaders (KZNPHL). The KZNPHL was reconstituted on 14 September 2017. During the consultative engagement the Deputy Minister will amongst others brief the house on the implementation of the Indigenous […]

Deputy Minister, Mr Obed Bapela, Address to the Eastern Cape Provincial House of Traditional Leaders

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25 September 2017   Ministers of Religion MEC for CoGTA, Mr Xasa Your Majesties our Kings, and especially Queen Noloyiso (Ah Noloyiso), MECs and Members of the Legislature, Mayors of Buffalo and Councillors, The Leadership of CONTRALESA, Chairpersons of Local Houses of Traditional Leaders, Members of the Provincial House, Invited Guests, Members of the Local […]