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2016 Municipal Elections Free and Fair – IEC

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South Africa’s 2016 Municipal Elections, in which over 200 parties participated were free and fair, the Electoral Commission (IEC) Chairperson Glen Mashinini declared as he announced the final results on Saturday. “It is my privilege to declare the 2016 Local Government Elections free and fair,” he told a packed national Results Operations Centre, in Pretoria. […]

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Elections Date Declared a Public Holiday

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The date of the 2016 local government elections, 3 August 2016, has been declared a public holiday.This would enable all South Africans who are eligible to vote to exercise their right on the day, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. “Voting is a fundamental right enshrined in our Constitution,” he said. “It is important that […]

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Municipal Demarcation Board Conference 2016

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) welcomes the first ever Demarcation and Spatial Transformation conference by the Municipal Demarcation Board to be held between 23rd and 24th June 2016. The Municipal Demarcation Board is an independent authority responsible for the determination of municipal boundaries. The Board’s status as an independent authority is […]

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State of Readiness for Local Government Elections

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It is all systems go on the state of readiness for the fourth democratic local government elections, which will take place on 03 August 2016. The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Elections met today to ensure that preparations for the Local Government Elections are on track. The IMC led by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Welcomes STATSA Report

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Des van Rooyen has welcomed the 2015 Non-Financial Census of Municipalities (NFCM) report, released by Statistics South Africa today. “We believe the Back to Basics programme, instituted by Cogta in 2014, has had a positive effect on service delivery. The NFCM report by Stats SA provides further evidence of […]

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Winter Initiation Season: Important Information

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Theme for 2016: “We Love Our Tradition, We Value Life of Our Youth” in pursuit of the “Zero Deaths Campaign”. The department and its stakeholders have also created an initiation hotline where people who witness wrong doings in the name of initiation will be able to call and report the incidents - 0800 111 166 Follow the conversation on […]

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CoGTA Minister Welcomes AG Report

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Pretoria – 01 June 2016:  Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen has welcomed the Auditor-General’s (AG) Report on the audit of municipal finances for the 2014-15 financial year. “The AG’s report shows that the department’s interventions over the past few years, from Operation Clean Audit to the Back to Basics (B2B) programme, […]