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Minister Mkhize to Brief COGTA Portfolio Committee on Municipalities that Invested with VBS

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National Zweli Mkhize Municipal Managers Forum

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will brief Parliament’s CoGTA Portfolio Committee on Municipalities that invested in the VBS bank. The briefing by Minister will look at the state of service delivery and finances of municipalities which invested in the VBS Mutual Bank. Minister Mkhize has also been requested […]

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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]

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Deputy Minister Nel Advances a Case of Interlinked Urban-Rural Development

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Mistra Urban Futures Conference

South Africa’s Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel says sustainable urban development cannot take place in the absence of rural investment. Nel was speaking at the Planning Africa 2018 Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday. “The focus must be on strengthening linkages between urban and rural development, but […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2018 Planning Africa Conference

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will deliver a keynote address at the opening session of 2018 Planning Africa Conference. The 8th conference is convened by the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) in Cape Town under the theme – “The Making of Modern African Cities”. The theme will […]

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Big Shake up for Small Dorpies

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Small towns across South Africa will contribute massively to regional and rural development, as the country implements the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF).  “The small town regeneration programme is an important contribution to the implementation of our National Development Plan (NDP), and specifically our Integrated Urban Development Framework,” said Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Deputy […]

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Minister Mkhize Leads CoGTA Team to Portfolio Committee for Annual Reports Discussion

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize accompanied by Deputy Minister Obed Bapela led the tabling of the Department of Traditional Affairs and Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent’s annual reports to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance in Cape Town. The Portfolio Committee welcomed both reports and congratulated the Department of Traditional […]

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Minister Mkhize Addresses AMEU’s 26th Technical Convention

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, delivered the keynote address at the 26th Technical Convention of the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities, (AMEU) today, Monday 8 October 2018. The AMEU is an association of municipal electricity distributors as well as national, parastatal, commercial, academic and other organisations that have a […]

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Minister Mkhize to Address Electricity Utilities Convention

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will address the Technical Convention of the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities, (AMEU) tomorrow, on Monday 8 October 2018. The AMEU is an association of municipal electricity distributors as well as national, parastal, commercial, academic and other organisations that have a direct interest in […]

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Minister Mkhize to Address Wits Economic Forum Debate

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will address the Economic Forum of the University of the Witwatersrand School of Construction Economics and Management tomorrow (2 October 2018). The Economic Forum will be hosting a dialogue on stimulating economic growth in local government and it is expected that academics, infrastructure sector […]