CoGTA Urges Restraint and Religious Tolerance Amid Challenges in the Sector

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) is responsible for coordinating the interfaith sector which support government in its endeavour to strengthen social cohesion and nation building. To this effect, Minister van Rooyen has expressed concern over the recent challenges where some within this sector attack each other and institutions created to ensure […]

Cogta Providing Support to Struggling Municipalities

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says the department is providing support to municipalities that were flagged as having performed poorly in the Auditor General’s latest report. The Minister said this when the Governance Cluster Ministers fielded oral questions at the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. “The department has a Back […]

Deputy Minister Nel and Vice-Mayor, Madame Shie Yanje held a fruitful meeting on the Margins of the 13th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 13), in China

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The Deputy Minister (DM) for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel is attending the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, 13th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 13) held in Ordos, China. In his address DM Nel emphasised the significant role played by local government in questions of addressing the challenges […]

Minister van Rooyen Calls on All Stakeholders to Work Together and Implement Interim Agreement to Ensure Service Delivery in Vhembe

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The national Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vuwani, chaired by the minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen, notes the developments in Limpopo since President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Vhembe district on 7 May 2017. Significant strides have been made to ensure that implementation of decisions and commitment made by the […]

Speech by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

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Intervention by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (responsible for Provincial and Local Government) of the Republic of South Africa at the High Level Segment of 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification during Interactive Dialogue 2: “How can local governments […]

No End in Sight for Western Cape Drought as Winter Rainfall Draws to a Close

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The National Disaster Management Advisory Forum (NDMAF) met in Centurion on Thursday, 7 September 2017. The primary purpose of the NDMAF is to provide a mechanism for relevant role players to consult one another and to coordinate their actions on matters relating to disaster management [Section 5(3) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002]. Officially opening […]

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My Heritage, My Pride

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September is the month of celebrating our heritage and recognise different aspects of South African cultures and encourage all South Africans to celebrate their cultural heritage and diversity. This month recognises aspects of our rich South African culture, customs, religions and belief systems, and generally the cultural lives of people that have been inherited from […]

Another Successful Project by Government set to Impact Positively on Communities of Eight Villages in the Mbhashe Municipality (EC Province)

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Indeed, government is changing lives of communities as per the objectives we set ourselves in the National Development Plan (NDP). Today (15 August 2017|), the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen, accompanied by the MEC of COGTA, Mr Xasa, the Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality, Councillor Nxawe and […]

The African Decentralisation Day is an Important Event in the Calendar of our Country

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“Decentralization is a powerful tool to reduce poverty and improve governance in Africa”, this were sentiments expressed by delegates attending the inaugural commemoration of the African Decentralisation held in Pretoria today (10 August 2017). The event was held under a theme, “Harnessing demographic dividend by investing in youth”. The theme is supported by the following […]