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Deputy Minister Parks Tau to Deliver a Keynote Address at the Local Government SDGs Symposium

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Parks Tau, will deliver a Keynote Address at the Local Government SDGs Symposium. The symposium aims to highlight the critical role of local governments in contextually translating and aligning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with their planning and development processes, as well as foster […]

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CoGTA to Brief Select Committee on the Status of 40 Interventions in Municipalities

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Following the challenges experienced by a number of municipalities, government has put in place some intervention measures aimed to turn around those that are distressed. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will lead the CoGTA team comprising Deputy Minister of Obed Bapela and the senior leadership of CoGTA […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Brief Select Committee

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the Select Committee on CoGTA on the 2019/20110 annual performance plan and budget allocation to departmental programmes and sub-programmes. The meeting will take place as follows: Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 Time: 10:00-13:00 Venue: S12A, First Floor, National Council of […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister Parks Tau to Participate in the Local Government Business Network Roundtable Discussion

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Mr Parks Tau will participate in the Local Government Business Network’s (LGBN) Next Generation Roundtable Discussion as a panelist on 05 July 2019 in Durban. The discussions, which will take place amid keen interest in artificial intelligence world over, are expected to explore innovation case studies in […]

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CoGTA Finalising Plans for the 6th Administration

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) held a two days strategic planning session from 27 – 28 July 2019. The successful strategic planning session was attended by the Minister of CoGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma,  Deputy Minister Obed Bapela and Deputy Minister Parks Tau. The session was held with the senior managers […]

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CoGTA Minister Urges Improvement and Professionalism in Municipalities as she Welcomed AG’s Report

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma welcomes the Auditor-General municipal audit report released on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 for the 2017/18 financial year. While the report showed some improvements across municipalities, it largely presents a picture of a decline in some key areas. The Minister welcomes the improvements outlined […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Deliver a Keynote Address at the African Cities Sustainability Forum

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on Monday, 24 June 2019 deliver a keynote address at the 5th African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF). This important forum will be held under the theme – “Collective responsibility for sustainable African Capital Cities”. The ACCSF is the gathering of […]