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South Africa to reflect through the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) Commemoration on Building Safer Cities and Towns

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in partnership with the MEC responsible for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KZN Province, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube and the Mayor of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Councillor Zandile Gumede will lead the 2017 IDDR commemoration which South Africa will convene on 13 October […]

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Briefing on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel invites media to a briefing on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) in the National Assembly convened by the Office of the House Chair. The gathering will comprise of all Committees in the Governance and Social Clusters. Date:              11 October 2017 […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Remarks at the 2017 CIGFARO Conference

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Keynote address by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs at Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO), Cape Town International Convention Centre, 9 October 2017   Programme Director, Cllr Johann van der Merwe, representing the Mayor CIGFARO President, Dr Krish Kumar, Deputy […]

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Municipal Property Rates Act

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Why is there a need for Municipal Property Rates Act? To regulate the power of a municipality to impose rates on property (in accordance with section 229(2) of the Constitution); To provide a uniform framework for regulating the rating of property throughout the country; To exclude certain properties from rating in the national interest; To make […]

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CWP Aiming to Expand to More Municipalities

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The Community Work Programme COGTA

The Community Work Programme (CWP) is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). Just above 1 million annually cumulative work opportunities have been provided to date. The CWP has over the years been able to establish 10 key strategic partnerships in order to enhance the quality of work outputs […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2017 CIGFARO Conference

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will deliver a keynote address and participate in the high level panel discussion during this year’s Chartered Institute of Government Finance Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO) Conference in Cape Town. The theme for the 2017 CIGFARO conference is: “Sustaining Service Delivery Amidst […]

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South Africa to Commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October 2017

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The members of the media are invited to the commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) as follows:   Date: 13 October 2017 Venue: Garden Court Marine Parade, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KZN Time: 08h00   The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996, s.23) mandates government to ensure people live in a […]

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CoGTA Minister Rejects Trillian Allegation

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Mr Des van Rooyen has noted the various media reports alleging that Trillian Capital Management and/or Oliver Wyman was contracted by the Department of Cooperative Governance, following his appointment. Minister van Rooyen rejects these allegations. Minister van Rooyen has engaged with various stakeholders across the local government sector, as […]