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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CoGTA Regrets the Loss of Lives During the 2017 Initiation Season

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), noted with concern the challenges that have since erupted since the beginning the 2017 Winter Initiation Season. The season has thus far been charectarised by abductions of young people who are being forced to initiation schools.  It is important to note that this initiation schools that […]

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COGTA Regrets the Loss of Life During the 2017 Winter Season

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), noted with concern the challenges that have since erupted since the beginning the 2017 Winter Initiation Season. The season has thus far been charectarised by abductions of young people who are being forced to initiation schools.  It is important to note that this initiation schools that […]

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The First Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba Restores the Dignity and Pride of Africans by Recognizing their Heritage and History.

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The 1st Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba, kicked off on 29 May 2017 in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, under the theme “Unity in Diversity – Together moving South Africa Forward for an inclusive prosperous future”. The decision to convene the Indaba, follows the request by Traditional leaders to have a dialogue with government and key stakeholders on […]

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Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba

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Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosi  Maubane and all our traditional leaders, Leaders of Political Parties Chairpersons of the Provincial Houses of Traditional Leaders, President of Contralesa, Kgoshi Setlamorago Thobejane Chairperson of the NKC, Mr Cecil Le Fleur Chairperson of SALGA, Councillor Parks Tau, Fellow South Africans, […]

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Opening Remarks by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Des van Rooyen

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His Excellency, President JG  Zuma Your Majesties Chairperson and Deputy of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosi P P Maubane and Inkosi Mahlangu Ministers and Deputy Ministers present Acting Premier of Gauteng Province, Leaders of Political Parties Members of Parliament and NCOP Deputy President of SALGA, Executive Mayors, Mayors and councillors President and Executive […]