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Annual Official Opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders by the President of the Republic of South Africa and Debate of the President’s Speech Delivered During the Annual Official Opening of the House

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The National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) will be officially opened for the 2019 business by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 19th of February 2019. The annual event allows members of the house to engage and agree on the new programme of action that will emanate from the debate of the President’s address. The address […]

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CoGTA Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to Meet and Address SALGA’s Council of Mayors in Cape Town

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize will on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 address the South African Local Government, Association’s Council of Mayors. The Council is meeting under the theme “Enhancing the Role of municipalities in promoting Investment and Job Creation”. The gathering will be held at the City of Cape […]

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Deputy Minister Nel Emphasises the Importance Ethical Leadership in Local Government

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel held a fruitful meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of The Ethics Institute (TEI), Prof Deon Rossouw today, 05 February 2019. The meeting discussed the approach on the possibility of developing a code of ethics governance in municipalities. “Ethical leadership is important […]

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Deputy Minister Nel will Engage the Ethics Institute on Ethical Leadership in Local Government  

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will tomorrow (05 February 2019) convene a meeting with the Ethics Institute to explore partnership possibilities aimed at developing a code for ethical governance in municipalities. The Ethics Institute is an independent public institute producing original thought leadership and offering a range […]

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Traditional Leaders, CoGTA Minister Commit to Intensify Fight Against the Deaths of Initiates

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zwelini Mkhize met the Eastern Cape traditional leadership yesterday 27 December 2018, to discuss ways of curbing further deaths of initiates during the traditional ritual of ulwaluko. The country has seen a spike in death of initiates in as many weeks particularly in the Eastern Cape. […]