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Minister Mkhize Applauds Work Done to Abate Councillor Killings and Calls on SALGA to Deliver Better Services

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The arrests related to the killing of councillors in the province of KwaZulu Natal has seen the scourge abate and this was as a result of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intervention through Inter Ministerial Team. This was said by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Zweli Mkhize at the South African Local Government […]

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Government Will Continue to Attend to Issues of Concern to the Khoi and San Communities

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) is continuing to engage the National Khoisan Council (NKC) as part of the implementation of the South African Human Rights Commission Report entitled National Hearings Relating to the Human Rights Situation of the Khoi-San in South Africa, and to promote the rights of the Khoi and […]

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Government Issues Certificate Of Recognition to Kumkani Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau as the King of Amampondo

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Government has issued a certificate of recognition to His Majesty Kumkani Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Siqcau as the King of AmaMpondo in terms of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, 2003 (Act No.42 of 2003). Government began the process of recognizing Mr Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Siqcau as the King of AmaMpondo in terms of the Traditional Leadership […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Hosts Religious Leaders for Cooperation on Rebuilding Municipalities

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 23 November, host the Leadership of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA) to discuss collaboration mechanisms between NICSA and the Ministry on departmental projects. In particular, the purpose of the meeting is to strengthening partnership between NICSA and COGTA on the […]

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Minister Mkhize Extends Condolences on Passing of Princess of amaRharhabe and Inkosi of amaMpondomise People

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has extended deepest condolences to Her Majesty Kumkanikazi Noloyiso Sandile of AmaRharhabe at Mngqesha Great Place on the sad passing of umafungwashe of ubuKumkani bama Rharhabe and also Inkosi ye Sizwe saMampondomise, Mam’ uNolitha Matiwane, after a long illness. “The loss of uMafungwashe and […]

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Minister Mkhize Joined Stakeholders in Upington to Celebrate International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize led South Africa’s celebration of the 2018 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR) which was held in Upington from 15 to 16 November 2018, calling on better planning and coordination to implement disaster risk reduction plans. Minister Mkhize was joined by the […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to Host Committee to Deal with Maluti-a-Phofung Troubles as it Meets for the First Time

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 15 November 2018, host the first meeting of the Maluti-A-Phofung Consultative Committee established to finalise a recovery plan for the municipality. The committee has been established as a result of the recent court settlement in which the litigants accepted a co-operative governance […]