Minister van Rooyen Joined the World Dialogue on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen joined UN representative and delegates from other countries at an important world’s foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. South Africa, like many other developing countries, faces increasing […]

Minister Des Van Rooyen Held a Productive Meeting with His Mexican Counterpart in Cancun, Mexico

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen met with his Mexican counterpart Mr Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa on 22 May 2017 in the margins of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Cancun, Mexico. The purpose of the bilateral meeting between the two principals was to […]

Invitation to attend the Pre-Traditional Leaders Indaba Media Briefing

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), invites members of the media to the Pre-National Traditional Leaders Indaba Media Briefing to be held as follows: Date:              25 May 2017 Time:             09H00 Venue:           GCIS – Tshedimosetso House – Pretoria – (Cnr Festival and Francisbaard Streets) – with a video link to Cape Town (Imbizo […]

CoGTA Budget vote accepted and welcomed – Encapsulating our vision for the local government sector

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) presented its annual Budget Vote to parliament today (18 May 2017) in the National Assemble, Cape Town. The CoGTA presentation was led honourable Minister Des Van Rooyen, honourable Deputy Ministers Andries Nel and Obed Bapela. The Principals outlined the department’s achievements over the past year, as […]

Minister van Rooyen to attend the global platform for disaster risk reduction in Mexico

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen will join UN representatives, delegates from other countries, disaster risk reduction partners representing various sectors, organisations and disciplines at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held at Mexico from 22 to 27 May 2017. “It is our sincere […]

Deputy Minister Nel told the South African Story on urbanization during the Second International Conference on National Urban Policy

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The Second International Conference on National Urban Policy took place from 15-18 May at 0ECD Headquarters, Paris, France. The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel was personally invited to this policy conference by the Secretary General of the OECD, Mr Angel Gurria, and by Mr Joan Clos, the Executive […]

CoGTA Held a Successful Imbizo in Free State Province

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), engaged communities and stakeholders on 12 May 2017 in the Free State province. This Imbizo of CoGTA is part of government’s programme to listen and respond to the needs of communities. “Our visit to the Free State is part of the process to get all stakeholders […]

Media Alert: Invitation to the CoGTA Imbizo – Phuthaditjaba and Harrismith

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen invites members of the media to join the CoGTA outreach programme that will start from Phuthaditjaba multipurpose community centre culminating at Harrismith – Free State Province. Through this outreach programme – the leadership will engage a number of key stakeholders. The Minister […]