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The Reconstitution of the National House of Traditional Leaders is an Important Milestone in our Democracy

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Speaking ahead of the reconstitution of the National House of Traditional Leaders, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen indicated that democratic State cannot be successful without working together with the institution of traditional leaders as they are custodians of traditions and cultures of their people. They are the […]

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Ministers Des van Rooyen and Zulu to Address the Inaugural National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des Van Rooyen and Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will host the inaugural National Local Economic Development (LED) Conference this week in Pretoria. This important conference that speaks to local economic development, will provide a strategic platform for a dialogue between the […]

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CoGTA Minister Refutes Allegations in Eskom Inquiry

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen has dismissed the allegations made by Ex-Trillian Financial Advisory CEO, Mosilo Mothepu, in the ongoing Eskom inquiry in Parliament. Minister van Rooyen unequivocally reiterates that he did not spend any day with Trillian CEO Eric Wood and Mohamed Bobat to discuss his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CoGTA Portfolio Registers Good Audit Performance

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen welcomed the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) showing a good performance by the CoGTA portfolio. “When it comes to doing our work that benefits our communities, the sky can never be our limit, as we have committed to excellence […]

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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: […]

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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 […]