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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, EkurhuleniProgramme 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 Maubane Chairperson […]

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Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the SALGA Women’s Commission Legkotla

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13 July 2016 Kempton ParkProgramme 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 not least, […]

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Minister Des Van Rooyen at the Handover of Certificates and Boreholes in Alfred Nzo Municipality

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11 July 2016 MatatieleProgramme 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,IntroductionThank you for joining me today.We are indeed a government that delivers.Our presence […]

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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 […]

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Address by Minister Dses Van Rooyen at the 2nd Institute of South African Municipal Accounting Officers Conference

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27 June 2016 BoksburgProgramme 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 curse that declares,“May you live in interesting […]

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Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the 2016 Municipal Demarcation Board Conference

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23 June 2016 BoksburgProgramme 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 House of […]

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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 JohannesburgProgramme 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. We believe its findings […]

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Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the Youth Development Dialogue

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17 June 2016 WestonariaProgramme 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 on the education of a white child, and […]

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

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26 May 2016 Mbombela MunicipalityProgramme 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 theme for this year, “Building a […]

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On The Occasion Of The Debate In The National Assembly On The Events In Vuwani, 17 May 2016, Cape Town

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ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, MP, ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEBATE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE EVENTS IN VUWANI, 17 May 2016, Cape TownHonourable Speaker, My colleagues, Ministers Deputy Ministers, Esteemed Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow South Africans and special acknowledgement to our […]