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Minister Mkhize Convenes the 4th MINMEC Meeting of 2018

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow, 09 November 2018 convene the 4th CoGTA MinMec meeting of 2018. The meeting comes at the time when Minister Mkhize is embarking on a process to turn around distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. To this effect, MinMec will be seized with the […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Acknowledges FireFighters and Emergency Workers

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize has extended best wishes and acknowledged the fire fighters, disaster management officials and other emergency personnel who are spending sleepless nights battling fires, evacuating vulnerable people and rescuing those who are helpless and at risk amidst the raging fires in the Western Cape and […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Attend Community Work Programme Graduation in the Free State

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the graduation celebration of the Community Work Programme (CWP) participants in Free State Province. The CWP is aimed at addressing the triple challenges faced by the country, namely, poverty, inequality and unemployment. CWP participants are recruited from poor households into […]

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Government and Partners to Host Second South African Urban Conference

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South Africa’s second national Urban Conference will be held on 30-31 October 2018 in Johannesburg. The conference is convened by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in partnership with the national Departments of Cooperative Governance (DCOG), Human Settlements (DHS) and the National Treasury; the South African Local Government Association, SA Council for Planners (SACPLAN), ICLEI […]

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Minister Mkhize Condemns Threats Against Auditor-General of South Africa Staff

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has strongly condemned threats and attacks on staff of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) deployed in municipalities to undertake audits of financial statements and performance information. The recent attack took place in Emfuleni where an official who is part of the team […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel Participates at the Conference on State Capture and its Aftermath

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Mistra Urban Futures Conference

On Tuesday, 23 October, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Andries Nel participated at the Conference on State Capture and its aftermath themed: Building Responsiveness through State Reform! In his address, Deputy Minister Nel probed whether the concept of ‘capture’ as has been understood in the South African context is useful in […]

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Minister Mkhize to Brief COGTA Portfolio Committee on Municipalities that Invested with VBS

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National Zweli Mkhize Municipal Managers Forum

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will brief Parliament’s CoGTA Portfolio Committee on Municipalities that invested in the VBS bank. The briefing by Minister will look at the state of service delivery and finances of municipalities which invested in the VBS Mutual Bank. Minister Mkhize has also been requested […]

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Deputy Minister Nel Advances a Case of Interlinked Urban-Rural Development

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Mistra Urban Futures Conference

South Africa’s Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel says sustainable urban development cannot take place in the absence of rural investment. Nel was speaking at the Planning Africa 2018 Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday. “The focus must be on strengthening linkages between urban and rural development, but […]