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SA Celebrates 25 Years of Democracy

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Government has urged South Africans to join in on this year’s national Freedom Month celebration that coincides with the country’s 25 years of Freedom and Democracy. The celebration is a month before South Africans take to the polls on 8 May. The theme for this year is “Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy”. “Freedom Month affords […]

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Inauguration of the President-Elect Date Announced

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The Presidency has announced that the inauguration of the President-Elect will take place on Saturday, 25 May 2019, in the City of Tshwane. “In a departure from the tradition of holding the inauguration at the Union Buildings, the event will take place at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Hosting the inauguration in a stadium, the largest in […]

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Statement from Minister Mkhize on the Application to the Constitutional Court for Extension of the Municipal Systems Bill

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National Cogta Minister Zweli Mkhize on ConCourt Judgement

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs was a party in the proceedings in which the Constitutional Court confirmed the North Gauteng High Court decision that had been brought by the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (“SAMWU”) and declared as invalid SECTION 56A of the Municipal Systems Amendment Act 7 of 2011. In doing […]

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Urbanisation, Rural Development Round Table discussion

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Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Andries Nel participated in the Human Settlements Urbanisation and Rural Development Round Table discussion in Kirstenbosch, Cape Town. The roundtable, themed: “Partnerships and Areas Collaboration for Future Growth and Management of Urban-Rural Continuum” was aimed at engaging and activating South Africa’s urban agenda directed at making cities […]

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South Africa’s SEZs Attract Billions

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South Africa’s Special Economic Zones have attracted over R16.8 billion in investments, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking at the first National Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Investment Conference on Wednesday, Davies said the total number of operational investors in designated SEZs has now reached 115 with a private investment value of over R16.8 […]

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Parly Adopts Report on Land Expropriation

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The Ad Hoc Committee – set up to amend Section 25 of the Constitution — has adopted a report on its work into a possible amendment to the Constitution in order for the State to expropriate land without compensation, in the public interest. Committee chairperson Thoko Didiza said in the report, the committee recommended to […]

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Eskom Implements Stage One Load Shedding

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Eskom will today implement load shedding that is likely to continue until 11pm. “Due to a shortage of capacity, Eskom will implement Stage 1 rotational load shedding from 11am today and is likely to continue until 11pm,” said the power utility on Thursday. Stage 1 calls for 1000MW to be rotationally load shed nationally at […]

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CoGTA Principals Respond to the President’s Call to Clean SA

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize led the CoGTa family to respond to the President’s call to make South Africa clean. Minister Mkhize, Deputy Minister andries Nel and Deputy Minister Obed Bapela joined the President, leaders from across the three spheres, stakeholders and communities in the Eastern Cape Province […]

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Government Commits to Ensuring that Maluti-A-Phofung is on the Road to Recovery

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Today the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize met with the Maluti-A-Phofung Consultative Committee to present the approved Recovery Action Plan which seeks to fast track the turn-around of the municipality. Dr Mkhize also used the opportunity to commit government to “resolving governance issues that affect efficient running of the municipality […]