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Minister Des van Rooyen Responds to Sunday Times Report

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Minister Des van Rooyen noted negative reports in the Sunday media. The Minister continues to discharge his responsibilities with distinction within his portfolio of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. In this process, he engages various stakeholders and role players within the sector in an effort to solicit ideas and innovative solutions that will assist to […]

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Minister van Rooyen Sets the Record Straight

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  The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Des van Rooyen noted with concern a malicious and misleading article that appeared last week on Thursday, 20 October 2016 in Business Day and Sowetan. The story alleges that Minister van Rooyen used the Parliamentary Budget Office staff to do his academic assignments while he […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Joins World Leaders Charting Way Forward for the New Urban Development Agenda

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoCTA), honourable Des van Rooyen is attending the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016. Minister van Rooyen joins the Minister of Human Settlements, honourable Lindiwe Sisulu and other world leaders at this […]

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COGTA Marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction

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  The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October 2016, through a seminar to be held at Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg. This day (IDDR) begun in 1989 after a call by the United Nations General Assembly to promote a global culture of risk […]

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Minister Van Rooyen’s Meeting with the Russian Federation Ambassador

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On Wednesday, 05 October 2016, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Des van Rooyen held a meeting with His Excellency, Ambassador Mikhail Petrakov from the Russian Federation. The meeting was part of the ongoing programme and efforts by government to build strategic relations with international partners across the world for development. This […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Congratulates AMEU’s Achievements

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Honourable Des van Rooyen, addressed the 67th convention of the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (South Africa) – AMEU, under a theme:- “Electricity Landscape of the future”. The convention was held yesterday (04 October) at Emerald Resort and Casino at Vanderbijlpark. AMEU promotes the quality of […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Hosts Swiss State Secretary and High Ranking Business Delegation

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  The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen, and honourable Deputy Minister Andries Nel, today (20 September 2016) held a meeting with the representatives from the government of Switzerland. The Minister and Deputy Minister met the visiting Swiss State Secretary and Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, her Excellency, Ms. […]