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CoGTA to Work with Moral Regeneration Movement to Promote Ethical Leadership in Local Government

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has met with the leader of Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM), Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa last night, to discuss possible collaboration to instil ethical leadership in local government. Minister Mkhize expressed concerns over the killing of councillors and the violent nature of community protests, which […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel Attends the Vision 2030 Summit

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel will on 20 June 2018, attend and address the Vision 2030 Summit to be held in Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. The summit was initially endorsed by the National Planning Commission whose objective is to rally the nation around a common set of objectives and priorities […]

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Restoring Dignity through Work Opportunities

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The Community Work Programme(CWP)is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). It is an element of Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) designed to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. It provides an employment safety net (not an employment solution) and basic minimum income for people living in […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel Addressed the Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel addressed the SALGA Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference under the theme: Unlocking Infrastructure Financing to Accelerate Service delivery. Deputy Minister Nel told the delegations of how the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) would steer urban growth towards a sustainable model of compact, connected and coordinated towns and cities. “The IUDF provides a roadmap […]

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Public Comments Sought on Climate Change Bill

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The National Climate Change Bill was published by Environmental Affairs Minister in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment. The purpose of the Bill is to build an effective climate change response and ensure the long-term, just transition to a climate resilient and lower carbon economy and society. “This will be done within […]

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A Proud Moment as CWP Participants Graduate

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Andries Nel addressed the Community Work Programme (CWP) graduation ceremony held in Mahikeng on 08 June 2018. Among the 146 graduates who were officially handed their certificates,  fifty-five of them were young CWP participants who had successfully completed their environmental training pitched at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 2. The […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Addresses China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation

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On Friday, 8 June 2017, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs #COGTA Obed Bapela delivered a key note address at the research seminar on opportunities and challenges of China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation. Deputy Minister Bapela emphasised the significance of the implementation of Special Economic Zones Programme and its impact on South Africa’s capabilities to manage […]

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How to Save Energy at Home!

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Winter is here and this year temperatures have dropped significantly across the country.  In an attempt to keep warm, the use of heaters, stoves and other forms of heat generation increases resulting in high energy costs. Have you thought of what you can do to save energy at home this Winter? According to Eskom, the […]

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CoGTA Strengthens Efforts to Rescue Distressed Municipalities

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will dispatch with immediate effect 14 technical teams to dysfunctional municipalities to build capacity. “These teams are composed of engineers, construction and project managers, financial experts, town and regional planning experts and administrators, who are expected to build permanent capacity in the municipalities,” Minister of Cooperative […]