Minister Des Van Rooyen

ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN

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  ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, ON THE OCCASION OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET VOTE SPEECH, UNDER THE THEME, “Transforming Municipal Spaces for Radical Socio-economic Development,” 18 MAY 2017,  Cape Town Speaker of the House, Colleagues, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Honourable Members, Your […]

Media Statements

National House of Traditional Leaders Debate

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During the occasion of opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders on 03 March 2017, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma delivered an address. Following its official opening, the members of the National House of Traditional Leaders will on 30 March 2017 debate the speech delivered by the President. The aim of the debate is […]

Media Statements

The passing on of Nkosi L D Mtirara of the AbaThembu Kingship

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) learned with shock and dismay of the sudden passing on of Nkosi Daludumo Mtirara. Nkosi Daludumo together with AbaThembu royal family, was instrumental in ensuring unity and development of the kingship. The kingship has a duty to unite and ensure that it renders the services expected […]

DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

Summer Initiation Season

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  The Department of Traditional Affairs has begun with the preparations for the 2016 summer initiation season. The summer initiation is held in some provinces such as Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape and the North West. Although the initiation season has started in some provinces, some will start immediately after the end of the 2016 […]

Documents

DTA Tender – 2016

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DTA Tender -2016 Bid no (T) 01/2016 Appointment of an external professional service provider for the constitution of Houses of Traditional Leaders and Traditional Councils in Provinces: Terms of office 2017-2022. DTA Tenders No 01  

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Understanding Traditional Leadership Structures

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In terms of Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Act 2009 (Act 23 of 2009), the structure of the institution of traditional leadership comprises of different levels of traditional leadership spread across eight provinces namely; Queenship/Kingship; principal traditional leadership; senior traditional leadership and headmen/headwomen. These traditional leadership levels are guided by the principle of customs […]