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Working Together to Save and Restore Lives

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen has described 2017 as the year of strengthening stakeholder engagement and efforts to reduce risks of disasters. He stressed that implementation of a comprehensive disaster management strategy requires a collective effort from all key role players and stakeholders in ensuring effective Disaster […]

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CoGTA Urges Zero Tolerance during the Summer Initiation Season

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), is calling on parents to commit to zero tolerance approach to initiation deaths especially as the summer season having just commenced. The summer initiation takes place in some provinces such as Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape and the North West. Although the initiation season has just […]

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Minister van Rooyen Met with Stakeholders in Metsimaholo Ahead of the 29 November By-elections

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It is all systems go to a free and fair by-elections in Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Free State Province. This was a confirmation given to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen by the various stakeholders he met in Metsimaholo today (28 November 2017). As the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial […]