Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Launch of “Electing Councillors: A Guide to the Municipal Elections”

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20 July 2016 Johannesburg   Ms Renate Tenbusch, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Professor Jaap de Visser, Dullah Omar Institute, Mr Paul Berkowitz, EDGIS Ms Ilona Tip, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, Ms Nompumelelo Runji, Facilitator, Leadership of the Wits School of Governance, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for the opportunity to address you […]

Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the SALGA Women’s Commission Legkotla

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13 July 2016 Kempton Park   Programme Director, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Ms Susan Shabangu, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Councillor Mondli Gungubele, UN Women representative, Ms Anne Githuku-Shongwe, SALGA Deputy Chair, Councillor Flora Maboa-Boltman, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, And last but […]

Deputy Minister Bapela at the Mpumalanga Traditional Affairs Indaba

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Address by Deputy Minister Obed Bapela, MP Mpumalanga Traditional Affairs Indaba 8 July 2016 I am grateful by this opportunity once more to address Traditional Leaders from this province today, let me reflect for a moment since the last summit in October 2014, at Sabie Florest Lodge in Nelspruit. In giving strength to the department […]

Minister Des Van Rooyen at the Handover of Certificates and Boreholes in Alfred Nzo Municipality

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11 July 2016 Matatiele   Programme Director, MEC Xasa, Executive Mayor of Alfred Nzo District Municipality, Ms Eunice Diko, Mayor of Matatiele, Momelezi Mbedla, Members of the Mayoral Committees, Municipal Managers and staff of the municipalities, Our young learners, Abahlali base Matatiele, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Introduction   Thank you for joining me today.   […]

Minister Van Rooyen at the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Southern African Regional Conference

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28 JUNE 2016 ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE – EMPERORS PALACE Programme Director; Honourable Ministers present here today; Hon. Bornito De Sousa, Minister of Territorial Administration in Angola; Hon. Frans Solomon Westhuizen, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Local […]

Address by Minister Dses Van Rooyen at the 2nd Institute of South African Municipal Accounting Officers Conference

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  27 June 2016 Boksburg   Programme Director, Mr Zolile Williams Deputy Minister of DPSA, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo Honourable Premier David Makhura ISAMAO Chairman, Dan Gorbachev Mashitisho SALGA Deputy Chair, Mpho Nawa, Executive Mayors, Municipal Managers,   Thank you for the opportunity to address you today.   It is said, that there is a Chinese […]

Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the 2016 Municipal Demarcation Board Conference

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23 June 2016 Boksburg   Programme Director, Mr Xolile George, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly, Honourable Lechesa Tsenoli Chair of the Finance Standing Committee, National Assembly, Honourable Yunus Carrim, Other Members of Parliament Deputy Minister Cogta, Honourable Andries Nel MEC Cogta Limpopo, Ms Makhurupetje Makoma Speaker of the Free State Provincial Legislature, Ms Mamiki Qabathe, National […]

Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the Official Launch Ceremony of the State of the Cities Report

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22 June 2016 Johannesburg   Programme Director, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Gauteng Premier, Executive Mayors, Chairs and CEOs of SALGA an SACN, Business and civil society representatives,   It is great to be here at the launch of the 2016 State of South African Cities Report. As the CoGTA Ministry, we wholeheartedly welcome the Report. […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Launch of the State of the Cities Report

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Statement by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs at the State of the Cities Report 2016 Media Briefing on 22 June 2016, Johannesburg   Programme Director, Chair of the SACN, Members of the Media,   Thank you for joining us here today. Our congratulations go to the South African […]

Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the Youth Development Dialogue

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17 June 2016 Westonaria   Programme Director, Executive Mayor of Westonaria, Councillor Nonkoliso Tundzi, NYDA representatives, IDC representatives, Youth participants,   It is an honour to join you today as we celebrate Youth Month.   The year 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising.   During that time the apartheid government spent R644 […]