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National House of Traditional Leaders 2018

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It is all systems go to the official opening of the fifth National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Following the reconstitution of the 5th (fifth) National House of Traditional Leaders last year (2017), members are ready to begin with the business of the House and the implementation of the new programme […]

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on Bulk Electricity and Water Accounts

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen convened the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on electricity on 13 February 2018 in Cape Town. The meeting today (13 February 2018) was convened to primarily receive and engage reports from various sectors, assess the levels of debts by municipalities to Eskom, Water […]

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Reclassification of Drought in Various Provinces as a National Disaster

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Reclassification of Drought in Various Provinces as a National Disaster

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in his capacity as the chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on drought and water scarcity welcomed the reclassification of drought as a national disaster. Following the announcement by the IMTT on 09 February 2018, the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), […]

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MISA Hosts a Successful Orientation for Engineering Graduates

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The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) has over the years demonstrated its unwavering commitment to critical skills development in South Africa. On Friday, 9 February MISA hosted an orientation session for its current cohort of the flagship Young Graduate Programme in Midrand. The Civil and Electrical engineering, Town […]

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Crime Busting Operation Fiela II Launched

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has issued a stern warning to criminals that it does not matter what nationality they are, police would spare no effort in the clampdown of crime and corruption. Minister Mbalula was speaking at the re-launch of crime busting Operation Fiela which means to sweep in SeSotho. “We cannot coexist with criminals […]

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Play your Part in Saving Water

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South Africa is a water scarce country, which depends much for its water on rainfall patterns. While Government is doing all it can to mitigate water scarcity, do your part in saving this scarce resource. Although dam levels have improved in almost all the provinces, there are no guarantees that the summer rainfall areas will […]

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CoGTA Urges Zero Tolerance during the Summer Initiation Season

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), is calling on parents to commit to zero tolerance approach to initiation deaths especially as the summer season having just commenced. The summer initiation takes place in some provinces such as Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape and the North West. Although the initiation season has just […]

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Intermediate Cities Programme Workshop Paves Way for IUDF Implementation

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On Wednesday 15 November, the Intermediate Cities Programme workshop took place in Birchwood Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni. The workshop brought together Intermediate City Municipalities, provincial COGTAs, Technical Steering Committee members as well as invited experts. The Integrated Urban Development Framework highlights the important roles that intermediate or secondary cities play within regional economies. While […]