Deputy Minister Bapela Urges More Engagements to Strengthen the Institution of Traditional Leadership

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“The institution of traditional leadership is important in our country and is fully recognised through our Constitution. Government acknowledges the important role played by traditional leaders in South Africa’s constitutional democracy and in communities, particularly in relation to their development. Government remains committed to supporting and working with Traditional Leaders, hence the significance of the […]

Minister van Rooyen to Visit the Province of Bokone Bophirima as Part of the Programme to Assess the State of Priority Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen will visit the Bokone Bophirima Province on 03 November 2017 to hold discussion and engage municipalities, especially those identified as requiring assistance. This engagement is part of the Back to Basics (B2B) approach which calls for working sessions to be held with […]

Minister van Rooyen Highlights the Important Role Played by COGTA in the Tourism Sector

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As transport month draws to a close and the centennial year celebrations of Oliver Reginald Tambo being at their peak, the Minister of Tokozile Xasa convened Tourism summit under the theme, “Tourism for All: Transform, Grow and Sustain”. This summit coincide with the commemoration of World Cities Day on 31 October which is a further […]

South African Urban Conference to Assess Progress of Integrated Urban Development Framework Implementation

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will join other government spheres and various sectors at the South African Urban Conference which is set to kick off an eThekwini Urban Week from 30 October to 3 November 2017. The urban week celebration events will take place at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and feature: […]

Deputy Minister Bapela engagement with the KwaZulu Natal Provincial House of Traditional Leaders

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela held a fruitful engagement with the newly reconstituted House of Traditional Leaders in KwaZulu Natal Province. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL), Ikosi SE Mahlangu,  a representative from Endlunkulu, Prince Zulu and […]

Ministers of CoGTA and DSBD to Convene the National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and Small Business Development (DSBD) invites members of the media to cover the first National Local Economic Development Conference as follows:   Date: 09 & 10 November 2017 Time: 08:00 Venue: Saint George’s Conference Centre – Irene (Gauteng)   The 2017 National LED Conference provides a […]

Deputy Minister Nel to Deliver and Participate in Discussions at the Dinner Exchange on the City, Culture and Heritage

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, will attend a dinner conversation, hosted by ACC. Date: 24 October 2017 Time: 18:00 – 22.00 Venue: A4 Arts Foundation, 23 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town The purpose of the conversation is to explore how vital urban discussions can be opened up beyond a […]