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Deputy Minister Bapela Condemns Acts of Cultural Intolerance at Pretoria Girls High School

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Honourable Obed Bapela expressed concern about the acts of intolerance which borders on the suppression of the identity and eroding the dignity of learners at Pretoria Girls’ high school. Our Constitution lays the foundation for an open society based on democratic values, social justice and […]

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COGTA Accepts and Respects the Decision of the Court

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, notes the decision of the High Court sitting in Thohoyandou today which granted a postponement of the planned coronation of his majesty King Tony Mphephu Ramabulana. “We respect the decision of the court as an arbiter on all the legal questions in our country. We will study […]

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Media Alert: Minister Van Rooyen to Brief Media

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  The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Honorable Des van Rooyen will brief the media – providing progress report and feedback on the following: Resolutions post the MINMEC held on that day (02 September 2016), A detailed outline and the process to be followed on the payments of gratuity to the none […]

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Application for Accreditation: VhaVenda King Coronation

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Members of the Media are invited to urgently apply for accreditation to attend the CORONATION ceremony of His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana.   Date:              09 September 2016 Venue:           Thohoyandou stadium – Vhembe District Municipality in the Limpopo Province.   The cut-off date for accreditation – 06 SEPTEMBER 2016 Members of the media requiring […]

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Cogta Wishes New Mayors and Councillors Well  

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Des van Rooyen has wished the new councillors well in their new responsibilities. “In welcoming you all (democratically elected councillors), I urge you to remain true to the democratic tenants, principles and ethos of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. “I urge you to remain true […]

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Build Up: The Coronation of the VhaVenda King – 09 September 2016

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“Restoring the kingship of Vhavenda under the lineage of His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana” Today, 18 August 2016, government joined other stakeholders and the royal family during the media briefing held in the palace of His Majesty, King Mphephu Ramabulana. The plenipotentiaries’, the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Obed Bapela, […]

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Coronation of the VhaVenda King Announcement

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Honourable Obed Bapela, MEC of COGHSTA in Limpopo, Honourable Makoma Makhurupetje and the Mphephu Ramabulana Royal Family will brief the media to officially announce the planned Coronation of His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana.   All media are invited to attend the media briefing as follows: […]

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Government Thanks South Africa for Playing Part in Elections

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Government on Sunday commended South Africans for the role they played in making the 2016 local government elections a resounding success. “Government commends all South Africans for the part they have played in making the 2016 Municipal Elections a resounding success,” the Inter Ministerial Committee on elections said. Briefing reporters a day after the Independent […]

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Minister Des Van Rooyen Casts his Special Vote Today

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Honourable Des van Rooyen, who is also the chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial committee on elections, will cast his special vote today.   The event is scheduled as follows: Date:              Monday (01 August 2016) Time:             15:30 Venue:           Randeor Special School – Cnr Hantam & […]