Minister van Rooyen Attending the Commonwealth Local Government Conference

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen joined delegates from across the world attending the Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2017 under the theme – “Fit for the future: resources and capacity for effective local government”. The Commonwealth Local Government Conference is CLGF’s flagship event, held every two years in […]

United Royal Kingships of South Africa Foundation Launch

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in his address to the delegates attending the launch of the United Royal Kingship Foundation urged for continued partnership to develop communities. This important foundation is one of the most fundamental resolutions of the recent Traditional and Indigenous Leaders Indaba held in […]

Minister Des van Rooyen Wishes New Royal Foundation Success

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in his address to the delegates attending the launch of the United Royal Kingship Foundation urged for continued partnership to develop communities. This important foundation is one of the most fundamental resolutions of the recent Traditional and Indigenous Leaders Indaba held in […]

Minister Des van Rooyen Launched the Local Government Anti-Corruption Strategy – Zero tolerance for Corruption

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen joined various stakeholders – government, business, academics and NGOs for the launch of the Local Government Anti-Corruption strategy in Bokone Bophirima under a theme – “Breaking the chains of corruption”.   The launch of this strategy is therefore an important milestone that […]

Traditional Leaders Committed to Engage on all Issues Relating to their Institution

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela welcomed the delegates present on the first day of a three days dialogue with traditional held in Gauteng from 15 November 2017 under the theme “Unity in Diversity – Together moving South Africa forward for an inclusive and prosperous future”.   This important […]

Ministers Des van Rooyen and Lindiwe Zulu Hosted the inaugural National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des Van Rooyen and Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, hosted the inaugural National Local Economic Development (LED) Conference, 09 – 10 November 2017 in Pretoria. Local Economic Development (LED) is defined as a process in which partnerships between local governments, community-based groups […]

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to Convene a Follow-up National Dialogue of Traditional Leaders

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (CoGTA) will host a follow-up  National Dialogue for Traditional Leaders. Under the theme “Unity in Diversity – Together moving South Africa forward for an inclusive and prosperous future”. The dialogue comes at an important time for the traditional leadership institution after the  succesful reconstitution of all the […]

Minister Des Van Rooyen Presided in the Election and Swearing of the New (Fifth) National House of Traditional Leaders

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen as delegated by President Jacob Zuma in terms of the National House of Traditional Leaders Act, 2009 (Act No 22 of 2009), presided over the reconstitution, swearing in and election of the chair and deputy chair of the National House of Traditional […]

The Reconstitution of the National House of Traditional Leaders is an Important Milestone in our Democracy

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Speaking ahead of the reconstitution of the National House of Traditional Leaders, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen indicated that democratic State cannot be successful without working together with the institution of traditional leaders as they are custodians of traditions and cultures of their people. They are the […]

Ministers Des van Rooyen and Zulu to Address the Inaugural National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des Van Rooyen and Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will host the inaugural National Local Economic Development (LED) Conference this week in Pretoria. This important conference that speaks to local economic development, will provide a strategic platform for a dialogue between the […]