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The Customary Initiation Bill

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The Customary Initiation Bill (CIB) was tabled in Parliament on 5 April 2018, as Bill No 7 of 2018 [B7-2018]. An explanatory summary of the Bill was published in Government Gazette No. 41498 of 16 March 2018. This Bill aims to provide for the effective regulation of customary initiation practices; to provide for the establishment of […]

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Combatting the Big Dry

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With the drought having been declared a national disaster, Vuk’uzenzele gets to the cause and what’s being done to save water. With the drought having reached crisis levels in the Northern and Eastern Cape, where dam levels in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality are at only 25 percent, it is time for South Africans […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to meet with Black Professionals

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CoGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will this coming Friday (20 April 2018), meet with black professionals to discuss support to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. The Minister will meet with black engineers, chartered accountants, auditors, lawyers, corporate governance experts and other professionals to discuss support to the  municipalities, ahead of the CoGTA Budget Vote in parliament […]

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Minister Mkhize and Rev Jesse Jackson Reflect on Black Excellence

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CoGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize and US civil rights activist, Rev Jesse Jackson, attended the Black Excellence event in honour of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, hosted by the Ikusasa Le-Afrika Foundation and GIBS business school in Illovo, Sandton. The Minister was accompanied by Deputy Minister Andries Nel. The event discussion was themed: “Dilemma and challenge of […]

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Future of Cities Discussed at the 2018 Executive Leadership Programme

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This week, South African Government and city leaders are engaging on Integrated Urban Development Framework  #IUDF topics such as Urban Youth Unemployment, City Mobility & Public Spaces at Executive Leadership Programme (ELP). ELP is a joint initiative by the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), South African Cities Network and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and runs for […]

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Minister Mkhize Attends the Launch of the Gauteng Investment Centre

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize joined Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Economic Development MEC Lebogang Maile at the relaunch of the Gauteng Investment Centre (GIC). The GIC is South Africa’s One-Stop Shop for international investors and established local businesses in the Gauteng City Region. […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Visited King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana

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Minister Zweli Mkhize undertook an official visit to meet His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana as part of engaging traditional leaders on their programmes and the work of government. The delegation accompanying Minister Mkhize included Limpopo COGTA MEC Mr Jerry Ndou, Executive Mayor of Thulamela – Cllr Mushoni Tshifhango; Executive Mayor of Makhado – Shonisani […]