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Minister Mkhize Visits King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will visit visit King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality on 2-3 May as part of the Back to Basics programme of supporting municipalities in distress in order to effect turnarounds. The visit is part of Minister Mkhize’s programme of undertaking oversight and support visits to […]

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The Customary Initiation Bill

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The Customary Initiation Bill (CIB) was tabled in Parliament on 5 April 2018, as Bill No 7 of 2018 [B7-2018]. An explanatory summary of the Bill was published in Government Gazette No. 41498 of 16 March 2018. This Bill aims to provide for the effective regulation of customary initiation practices; to provide for the establishment of […]

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Director-General Dan Gorbachev Mashitisho attended the Portfolio Committee Briefing

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COGTA officials led by Director-General Dan Gorbachev Mashitisho attended the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs briefing at the Old Assembly, Parliament in Cape Town. The briefing discussed the impact of Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank on finances of municipalities as well as the Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund.  

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Combatting the Big Dry

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With the drought having been declared a national disaster, Vuk’uzenzele gets to the cause and what’s being done to save water. With the drought having reached crisis levels in the Northern and Eastern Cape, where dam levels in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality are at only 25 percent, it is time for South Africans […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to meet with Black Professionals

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National Zweli Mkhize Municipal Managers Forum

CoGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will this coming Friday (20 April 2018), meet with black professionals to discuss support to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. The Minister will meet with black engineers, chartered accountants, auditors, lawyers, corporate governance experts and other professionals to discuss support to the  municipalities, ahead of the CoGTA Budget Vote in parliament […]

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Minister Mkhize and Rev Jesse Jackson Reflect on Black Excellence

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CoGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize and US civil rights activist, Rev Jesse Jackson, attended the Black Excellence event in honour of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, hosted by the Ikusasa Le-Afrika Foundation and GIBS business school in Illovo, Sandton. The Minister was accompanied by Deputy Minister Andries Nel. The event discussion was themed: “Dilemma and challenge of […]

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Future of Cities Discussed at the 2018 Executive Leadership Programme

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This week, South African Government and city leaders are engaging on Integrated Urban Development Framework  #IUDF topics such as Urban Youth Unemployment, City Mobility & Public Spaces at Executive Leadership Programme (ELP). ELP is a joint initiative by the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), South African Cities Network and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and runs for […]