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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, […]

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Proclamation of Election Date

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In terms of section 24(2) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act No. 117 of 1998), Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Des van Rooyen called an election of all municipal councils and set 3 August 2016 as the date of the local government election. The Minister announced this proclamation of […]

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“Play the Game, Not the Referee!”

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Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, urged members of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) to use every available platform to commit themselves to upholding the Electoral Code of Conduct and prevail upon their supporters to do likewise. He also appealed for the integrity of the Independent Electoral Commission […]

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SALGA Special National Members Assembly

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The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is convening its Special National Members Assembly, which started on Wednesday 18 May 2016 and shall end on Friday 20 May 2016 at the Boardwalk Casino, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. SALGA is encouraged by the warm reception displayed by people of Port Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela Metro, an affirmation that […]

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Social Cohesion and Nation Building – The Answer for Vuwani

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In an effort to ensure social cohesion, the IMC on Vuwani continues to strive for communities  which are cohesive to the extent that any inequality, exclusion or disparity based on ethnicity, gender, class, nationality, age, disability or any other distinctions engendering divisions, distrust and conflict, are eliminated. “We urge communities to be active participants, working together […]

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Are You Ready for #2016MunicipalElections?

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We’re getting ready for the 2016 Municipal Elections. Are you? Find out more about how local government works, the election timetable and party and voter registration for the elections here. What is it? Municipal elections are held every five years to elect councillors who will be responsible for governing a municipality for the next five years. […]

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IUDF Media Roundtable a Success

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Port Elizabeth: 18 May 2016 – This morning Deputy Minister Andries Nel hosted the first of a series of Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) Media Roundtables, in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. Highway Africa and Executive Director of the South African National Editors’ Forum, Mr Mathatha Tsedu, co-hosted the roundtable that aims to develop local […]