Agri-Park Programme’s Contribution to Economic Growth and Development

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen attended a site visit to the Westonaria Agri-park, Bekkersdal in the Gauteng Province by his Excellency President Jacob Zuma. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform working together with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and other spheres of government […]

Deputy Minister Bapela Engages Black Business Council

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“Business is a key stakeholder and has a major role to play in the development of communities across our country”, this were the views expressed by honourable Obed Bapela, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) during a round table with the Black Business Council (BBC). This role of business would be possible […]

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Realising National Priorities Through Back to Basics

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The 3RD Presidential Local Government Summit convened under the theme of  “Transforming Municipal Spaces for Radical Social and Economic Development”, was a resounding success and it ended on a higher note on Friday, 07 April 2017 in Midrand.   The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen expressed his gratitude […]

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President Jacob Zuma’s Address at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit

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Address by his Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand   06 April 2017   The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and all Ministers, Deputy Ministers and MECs, The Chairperson of SALGA and all mayors and municipal leadership, The […]

CoGTA Minister on Richmond Municipality Deputy Mayor’s Death

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen has joined South Africans from all walks of life in paying tribute to the late Deputy Mayor of Richmond municipality in KwaZulu Natal, Thandazile Phoswa. The Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of the late deputy mayor. “It […]

Invitation to a Media Briefing on the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit 2017

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen invites members of the media to a Pre-3rd Presidential Local Government Media Briefing. The summit is a platform wherein the President of the Republic will engage with leadership of all three spheres (national Ministers, Premiers, MEC’s, Mayors, Speakers, Chief whips and Municipal […]

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Recurrence of El Niño Drought Conditions Likely

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The next summer season has increased likelihood for the development of El Niño conditions which are often associated with drought and water scarcity as seen recently in South Africa. This was revealed by the South African Weather Service’s Chief Forecaster, Dr Eugene Poolman during his presentation to the National Disaster Management Advisory Forum (NDMAF) in Centurion on Wednesday, 29 March. NDMAF is established by […]

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 […]

Minister van Rooyen Attends Moses Kotane Excellence Awards in North West Province

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It was celebrations across Bokone Bophirima Province as a number of hard working municipalities were awarded during the Moses Kotane Municipal Excellence Awards ceremony held in Rustenburg. Minister of CoGTA, honourable Des van Rooyen joined Premier, MECs and Local Government leaders of Bokone Bophirima Province. “This initiative will encourage municipalities work harder, better and smarter […]