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Future of Cities Discussed at the 2018 Executive Leadership Programme

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This week, South African Government and city leaders are engaging on Integrated Urban Development Framework  #IUDF topics such as Urban Youth Unemployment, City Mobility & Public Spaces at Executive Leadership Programme (ELP). ELP is a joint initiative by the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), South African Cities Network and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and runs for […]

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Deputy Minister Nel To Officiate at the Graduation Ceremony of the CWP Participants

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will be attending the graduation ceremony of 16 Community Work Programme  (CWP). In response to the persistent and structural nature of unemployment, government established public employment programmes (PEPs) like the Community Work Programme (CWP). Government places high priority to PEPs and this is shown in […]

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Deputy Minister Nel will Deliver Key Note Address at Shukuma Mzansi II – SA-EU Community Arts Centres Dialogue

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Andries Nel, will attend Shukuma Mzansi II – SA-EU Community Arts Centre Dialogue and deliver a key note address. The Deputy Minister’s address will be on the Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDF) and the role of arts and culture within the communities in relation to […]

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CoGTA Portfolio Committee Welcomes Cooperative Governance Annual Performance Plan

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Cape Town –:  Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has today (27 March 2018) welcomed the 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan (APP) presented by the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). The CoGTA team was led by Deputy Minister Andries Nel who highlighted the importance of the oversight role played by the committee in ensuring […]

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COGTA Minister to Meet With The Cultural, Religious and Linguistic (CRL) Commission

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will be meeting with the chairperson of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) today, 12 March 2018. The members of the media are invited as follows: Date:              12 March 2018 Time:             14h30 Venue:           MISA […]

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Minister Mkhize Emphasises the Role of Local Government in the Energy Landscape

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize delivered an address at the Local Government Energy Summit convened by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on 08 March 2018 in Sandton,  Johannesburg. Minister welcomed the summit as an important step towards achieving the goals we set ourselves of providing electricity […]

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on Bulk Electricity and Water Accounts

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on bulk electricity and water accounts

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen convened the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on electricity on 13 February 2018 in Cape Town. The meeting today (13 February 2018) was convened to primarily receive and engage reports from various sectors, assess the levels of debts by municipalities to Eskom, Water […]