Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the High Level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development

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  The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel will be in China from 18 – 23 July 2017. The first part of the Deputy Minister’s programme will begin in Beijing, from 18 to 19 July 2017. This programme will include broader consultations meetings, bilateral meeting with Mr NI Hong, […]

Minister van Rooyen Emphasises Partnership with China to Build Strong Local Government

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Des van Rooyen addressed the South Africa-China Local Government Dialogue Forum, on 11 July 2017 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The minister’s visit comes after his meeting with Ms Lin Yi, Vice President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) at the […]

DCoG and Santam Enter Phase Two of a Winning Local Government Partnership

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On Monday, 10 July 2017, the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) officially kicked off phase two of its public-private partnership with a short-term insurer Santam. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between government and Santam today at a ceremony held in Sandton, Johannesburg. Director-General acting for DCoG, Dr Charles Nwaila, accompanied by senior executives […]

Minister van Rooyen Engaged the Apprentices at Vuselela TVET in Klerksdorp, Bokone Bophirima

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“It’s cool to be a 21st Century Artisan”. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des Van Rooyen today (27 June 2017) handed over protective clothing and tools of trade to sixty-one (61) apprentices at the Vuselela TVET College in Klerksdorp, Dr KK Kaunda District Municipality in Bokone Bophirima Province. This important […]

Deputy Minister Bapela Visits Eastern Cape

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Obed Bapela, will visit the Eastern Cape, OR Tambo District municipality from 28 – 29 June 2017. The Deputy Minister’s visit is part of the ongoing monitoring programme that the department together with key stakeholders are undertaking to various Provinces. The monitoring visits are […]

Knysna Firefighting Team Demobilised  

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  Today (17 June 2017), the fire fighters including those from the Working on Fire Programme were demobilised from where they were stationed in Knysna. The firefighters who came from as far as the North West, Gauteng, Free State and the Eastern Cape provinces. After the sweeping Wildfires were brought under control and extinguished, the […]

Local Government Youth Development Conference

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), in partnership with Gauteng Provincial Government, South African Local Government Association (SALGA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), South African Youth Council (SAYC), South African Youth Chamber of Commerce (SAYCC), Local Government Skills Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) and Afrika Leadership Development Institute (LeadAfrika), will host the […]