Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the 2016 SALGA National Conference

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29 November 2016, Johannesburg   Programme Director, Mr Mpho Nawa, SALGA Chairperson, Mr Parks Tau, Outgoing SALGA Chair, Mr Thabo Manyoni Chair of the NCOPA, Honourable Thandi Modise, Vice-President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Mme. LinYi, Deputy Chair of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosi Mahlangu, Representatives of SAMWU and […]

Address by Minister Van Rooyen at the 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, 13 October 2016, Ekurhuleni   Programme Director, MECs for local government Japanese Embassy representative, UN Community representative, SADC representatives, Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla Salga CEO, Xolile George, Chairperson NHTL, Kgosi Pontsho […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the Launch of Community Work Programme in Mbombela Municipality

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26 May 2016 Mbombela Municipality   Programme Director, MMC Bheki Zulu, Premier of Mpumalanga province, Mr David Mabuza, Cogta MEC Ms Refilwe Mtsweni and other MECs present, Executive Mayors and Mayors, Councillors, Traditional Leaders, CWP participants,   Thank you for the opportunity to address you today.   Yesterday, President Zuma commemorated Africa Day, under the […]