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Discover the Intermediate City Municipalities Programme

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South Africa’s apartheid history and the distortions it created in the space economy have had tremendous effects on secondary cities. Because of constrained urbanization under apartheid, dense settlements sprang up at the edge of the so-called homeland areas as close to urban areas in “white” South Africa as possible. These settlements were in fact residential […]

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Minister Mkhize to Answer Oral Questions in the NCOP

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will tomorrow, 14 August 2018 answer oral questions in the NCOP as part of the Governance and Administration Cluster. In terms of Rule 246 (4), no more than six questions for oral reply may be put to a Minister in respect of any […]

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COGTA Minister to Provide Progress Report on Municipal Recovery Programme

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize will on Monday 6 August 2018 provide a progress report on the municipal recovery programme that he announced in his Budget Vote speech, which entails intensive support and interventions in dysfunctional and distressed municipalities. Minister Mkhize had announced that there were 87 distressed and dysfunctional municipalities and that […]

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Coronation of King of AmaMpondo AseNyandeni to Take Place

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, wishes to announce that the Royal Family of AmaMpondo aseNyandeni Kingship will be hosting the coronation of His Majesty King Mangaliso Ndamase (Ndlovuyezwe!), at Nyandeni Great Place, Libode in the Eastern Cape Province on the 3rd of October 2018. The ceremony will take the […]

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The National Development Plan Unpacked

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 The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term perspective. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. As a long-term strategic plan, it serves four broad objectives: Providing overarching goals for what we want to achieve by 2030. Building consensus on the key […]

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What is the Role of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent?

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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) was established as Government Component within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). It is a Schedule 3 entity regulated in terms of the Public Service Act, of 1994, as amended. This initiative is an integral part of the Department of Cooperative Governance’s programme towards improving municipal […]

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Closing Address by Deputy Minister, Andries Nel at the City Support Programme’s City Integrity, Transparency, Accountability and Technology Workshop (InTAcT)

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CLOSING ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE & TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL at the CITY SUPPORT PROGRAMME’S CITY INTEGRITY, TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP (InTAcT) 20 July 2018, Midrand Programme Director, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good Afternoon, I am greatly pleased to be here today. We meet during one of […]