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CoGTA Deputy Minister to Attend Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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The Deputy Minister Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the South African Local Government Association Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference. The three-day conference is scheduled to take on 13 – 15 June 2018, at the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference will bring together municipalities, […]

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A Proud Moment as CWP Participants Graduate

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Andries Nel addressed the Community Work Programme (CWP) graduation ceremony held in Mahikeng on 08 June 2018. Among the 146 graduates who were officially handed their certificates,  fifty-five of them were young CWP participants who had successfully completed their environmental training pitched at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 2. The […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Addresses China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation

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On Friday, 8 June 2017, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs #COGTA Obed Bapela delivered a key note address at the research seminar on opportunities and challenges of China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation. Deputy Minister Bapela emphasised the significance of the implementation of Special Economic Zones Programme and its impact on South Africa’s capabilities to manage […]

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Restoring Dignity through Work Opportunities

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The Community Work Programme(CWP)is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). It is an element of Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) designed to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. It provides an employment safety net (not an employment solution) and basic minimum income for people living in […]

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CoGTA Strengthens Efforts to Rescue Distressed Municipalities

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will dispatch with immediate effect 14 technical teams to dysfunctional municipalities to build capacity. “These teams are composed of engineers, construction and project managers, financial experts, town and regional planning experts and administrators, who are expected to build permanent capacity in the municipalities,” Minister of Cooperative […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister to address Western Cape Minister’s and Mayoral Forum

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Mr Andries Nel will address the Western Cape Minister’s and Mayoral Forum (MinMay). The forum will be chaired by the provincial MEC and attended by mayors and municipal managers of the 30 municipalities across the Western Cape.   The objective of the MinMay is to promote intergovernmental relations […]

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CoGTA Minister to Officially Open PriceWaterhouseCoopers Offices in Midrand

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will deliver a keynote address at the event marking the official opening of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers offices in Waterfall, Midrand on 5 June 2018.   Media confirmations should be sent to Nkanyiso Ndadane: 066 480 3430   – DATE    : 5 June 2018 – TIME     : 5:30pm […]

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Minister Mkhize to Address FNB Academy for Municipal Excellence Workshop

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will deliver the keynote address at the First National Bank (FNB) Academy for Municipal Excellence workshop aimed at promoting efficiency and excellence in local government. The initiative is a collaborative effort between First National Bank and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional […]

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Minister Mkhize Welcomes New MISA CEO

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the approval by Cabinet of the appointment of Mr Goodman Ntandazo Vimba as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). MISA is an agency under the Ministry Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) mandated to provide […]