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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 […]

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Deputy Minister Nel Discusses Urban Policies in a Meeting with Ecuador’s Minister

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, and Mr Xavier Torres, Minister for Housing and Urban Development in Ecuador met at the 12th Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy, “Sharing Social Responsibility for Cities and Rural Areas.”   The two Ministers discussed two main issues, namely housing delivery and […]

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Minister Mkhize Addresses the 2018 Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

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Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize delivered a keynote address at the Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 Conference on Wednesday, September 19 in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The conference which is taking place at the aha Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni brought together disaster management professionals and policy makers from across Africa. The […]

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Heritage Month 2018

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South Africa celebrates Heritage Month in September under the theme: “The Year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape.” The celebrations over Heritage Month consists of the active participation of museums, galleries, libraries, archives, community art centres to highlight the importance of transformation of the heritage landscape. South Africans are encouraged […]

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MISA Young Graduate Internship Programme

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Applications for MISA Young Graduate Internship Programme  MISA is a Schedule 3 government component of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) established in terms of Section 7(5) of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended), with the mandate to provide technical support and build technical capacity for municipalities to enhance their capability to undertake […]

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Discover the Intermediate City Municipalities Programme

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Intermediate City Municipalities programme

South Africa’s apartheid history and the distortions it created in the space economy have had tremendous effects on secondary cities. Because of constrained urbanization under apartheid, dense settlements sprang up at the edge of the so-called homeland areas as close to urban areas in “white” South Africa as possible. These settlements were in fact residential […]