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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Deliver Keynote Address at the Launch of the GovChat Community Engagement Platform

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel, will deliver the keynote address at the launch of the GovChat Community Engagement Platform in Cape Town. The GovChat community engagement platform is the world’s first citizen engagement platform with inbuilt communication tools on the popular WhatsApp application. GovChat is brought in […]

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Minister Mkhize Calls on Municipalities to Prioritise Disaster Risk Planning and Mitigation

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zwelini Mkhize has called upon municipalities to ensure that buildings are fit for purpose to prevent future tragic incidents similar to the one that happened in the Bank of Lisbon where the lives of three firefighters were lost. The Minister was delivering the opening address […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to Engage National Press Club

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will engage with members of the National Press Club this evening, 19 September 2018. The Minister will speak about the work done by COGTA to improve the functioning of municipalities. He will outline the interventions being implemented to ensure the effective and efficient […]

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Deputy Minister Nel meets with Minister Torres of Ecuador in Germany

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel met with Mr Xavier Torres, Minister for Housing and Urban Development in Ecuador on the side-lines of the at the 12th Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy. The two leaders discussed amongst others, housing delivery and urbanisation (within the context of […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the 12th Federal Urban Policy Congress in Germany

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Andries Nel is currently leading the South African delegation attending the Federal Urban Policy Congress in Germany. The Deputy Minister is leading a delegation consisting of officials from Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), South African Local Government Association (SALGA), Msunduzi Local Municipality and Nelson Mandela […]

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Minister Mkhize to deliver Keynote Address at the Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 Conference

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Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize will deliver a keynote address at the Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 Conference on Wednesday, September 19 starting at 9.30am. The conference which is taking place at the aha Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni on 19-20 September 2018 brings together disaster management proffessionals and policy […]

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Updating of Database of Former Municipal Administrators/Managers and other Professionals with Technical and Specialist Skills in Local Government

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The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 obliges the Provincial and National Government by legislative or other measures, to strengthen the capacity of municipalities to perform their functions. The Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000) requires the DCoG to establish a framework for support in order to progressively build local […]