Communities are Warned to be Cautious and Vigilant amid Severe Weather Conditions

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Some parts of South Africa have experienced heavy down pours accompanied by heavy winds and excessively dangerous conditions as predicted by the South African weather Services. In some areas the rainfall was above normal and caused havoc and destruction in communities across the country, including destruction of property and loss of lives.   The South […]

South Africa to reflect through the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) Commemoration on Building Safer Cities and Towns

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in partnership with the MEC responsible for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KZN Province, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and the Mayor of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Councillor Zandile Gumede will lead the 2017 IDDR commemoration which South Africa will convene on 13 October […]

Minister van Rooyen to visit the Free State Province 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 Free State Province on 12 October 2017. The Minister will joined by the MEC of Finance, Ms Elzabe Rockman and the MEC of CoGTA, Mme Sisi Ntombela. The purpose of the Minister’s visit is to assess the state of […]

Briefing on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel invites media to a briefing on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) in the National Assembly convened by the Office of the House Chair. The gathering will comprise of all Committees in the Governance and Social Clusters. Date:              11 October 2017 […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2017 CIGFARO Conference

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will deliver a keynote address and participate in the high level panel discussion during this year’s Chartered Institute of Government Finance Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO) Conference in Cape Town. The theme for the 2017 CIGFARO conference is: “Sustaining Service Delivery Amidst […]

South Africa to Commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October 2017

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The members of the media are invited to the commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) as follows:   Date: 13 October 2017 Venue: Garden Court Marine Parade, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KZN Time: 08h00   The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996, s.23) mandates government to ensure people live in a […]

CoGTA Minister Rejects Trillian Allegation

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Mr Des van Rooyen has noted the various media reports alleging that Trillian Capital Management and/or Oliver Wyman was contracted by the Department of Cooperative Governance, following his appointment. Minister van Rooyen rejects these allegations. Minister van Rooyen has engaged with various stakeholders across the local government sector, as […]

South Africans are Taking a Lead in Documenting their History and Heritage

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The launch of the Bakoena Ba Mopeli Customary Law of Succession and Genealogy book held at the Basotho Cultural Village (Golden Gate Park), Qwaqwa, on 25 September 2017 will, for years to come be remembered as a milestone for Traditional Leadership in South Africa. This momentous occasion which was graced by the presence of Cooperative […]

Bakoena Ba Mopeli Customary Law of Succession and Genealogy Book Launch

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen will officially hand over the book on Customary Law of Succession and Genealogy of the Bakoena Ba Mopeli Kingship Royal Family.   The members of the media are invited to the handover and official launch as follows:   –       Date: 25 September 2017 –       Time: 17h30 […]

Bakoena Ba Mopeli Book Launch a Milestone for Traditional Leadership in South Africa

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen will officially hand over the book on Customary Law of Succession and Genealogy of the Bakoena Ba Mopeli to the Royal Family on 25 September 2017. The Bakoena Ba Mopeli will also on the same day (25 September 2017) launch this important […]