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Minister Mkhize to Welcome Young Graduates for Experiential Training in Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will on Tuesday officially welcome 93 young graduates in the built environment fields who are part of the Young Graduates Programme of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). The programme, over two to three-years will provide young graduates with work exposure and structured […]

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Address by Minister Mkhize During the Second Reading Debate on the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill

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Address by Minister Zweli Mkhize, MP,  Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs during the Second Reading Debate on the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill [B19-2018] in the National Assembly on 21 February 2019   Honourable Chairperson, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Honourable members,   In his State of the Nation Address President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined […]

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#Budget2019 Well Received

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Ministers have widely welcomed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2019 Budget, saying he had done well in the largely unstable economic climate. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize said Mboweni had a difficult budget amid rising debt and stunted economic growth. “The Minister has tried everything that can be done. It’s a very […]

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CoGTA Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize Sends Condolences on the Passing of Umshwathi Municipality Mayor

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has sent condolences on the passing of Umshwathi Municipality Mayor, Councillor Siphindile Sibongile Zondi Mbhele.   She passed away on Sunday February 17, 2019 after a short illness. Clr Zondi-Mbhele was the first woman mayor in this Natal Midlands municipality serving from 2016 until […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s at LED Enterprise Development & Investment Seminar

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Speaking Notes for the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, at the LED Enterprise Development & Investment Seminar 11 February 2019, Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape     Programme Director, SALGA leadership Executive Mayors and Mayors Councillors Esteemed Canadian delegation, Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for affording me the […]

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CoGTA Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to Meet and Address SALGA’s Council of Mayors in Cape Town

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize will on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 address the South African Local Government, Association’s Council of Mayors. The Council is meeting under the theme “Enhancing the Role of municipalities in promoting Investment and Job Creation”. The gathering will be held at the City of Cape […]