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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 […]

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COGTA MINMEC – 11 August 2017

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), hnourable Des van Rooyen convened an ordinary MINEC meeting today (11 August 2017). met with the MECs for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, as per their regular meeting. Among the issues discussed were the following: The reconstitution of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL), which […]

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Minister van Rooyen to Convene a Roundtable Discussion Marking the African Decentralisation Day Commemoration

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen will convene a round table on the African Decentralisation Day on 10 August 2017 at the CSIR in Pretoria. This event will bring together about 60 delegates from various sectors discussing issues around local government. Representatives from the following organisations are expected […]

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Minister van Rooyen to Convene a Roundtable Discussion Marking the African Decentralisation Day Commemoration

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Members of the Media are invited to a round table discussion on African Decentralisation Day convened by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen under the theme – “Harnessing demographic dividend by investing in youth”. DATE: 10 August 2017 VENUE: CSIR in Pretoria TIME: 08H00 Like all African Union […]

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CoGTA will Respond to the Memorandum of Demands in a Stipulated Time Frame

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A group calling themselves Baphalane Concerned Residents, today (28 July 2017) delivered a memorandum to the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). The group indicated that after fruitless consultations with all role-players in Bokone Bophirima Province on the matter of traditional leadership of Baphalane ba Ramokoka, they were advised to approach CoGTA. The […]

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Minister van Rooyen Engaged the Apprentices at Vuselela TVET in Klerksdorp, Bokone Bophirima

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“It’s cool to be a 21st Century Artisan”. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des Van Rooyen today (27 June 2017) handed over protective clothing and tools of trade to sixty-one (61) apprentices at the Vuselela TVET College in Klerksdorp, Dr KK Kaunda District Municipality in Bokone Bophirima Province. This important […]

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Local Government Youth Development Conference

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), in partnership with Gauteng Provincial Government, South African Local Government Association (SALGA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), South African Youth Council (SAYC), South African Youth Chamber of Commerce (SAYCC), Local Government Skills Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) and Afrika Leadership Development Institute (LeadAfrika), will host the […]

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The Indaba Encouraged the Robust Discussions

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Opening the Indaba, CoGTA Minister honourable Des van Rooyen made a commitment that frank and robust discussions will characterize this inaugural meeting of traditional leaders representing different constituencies across the country. Indeed, no stone was left unturned in the quest to establish the facts and the truth behind some of the challenges that continue to […]