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Delegates Wrap Up Engagements Towards Official Opening of #UCLGCongress

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Regional and Local Government representatives from around the world have begun to wrap up build up engagements in preparation for the official opening of Congress.  Mayors, presidents of associations, councillors, and local and regional practitioners have been in Durban since Monday, 11 November for sectoral engagements, learning networks and preparatory meetings as part of the UCLG’s […]

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Build-up Engagements Continued on the Second day of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders Congress in Durban

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The second day of the World Summit of Local Government and Regional Leaders engagements have illuminated a new era of local and regional governments which requires local and regional action to be at the heart of sustainable development and local democracy. Hundreds of delegates flooded various learning, working and networking sessions which took the form […]

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District Development Model to be Launched in Waterberg District

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Government has successfully piloted the District Development model at the OR Tambo District Municipality in Lusikisiki which has elements of rural spatial development and recently, eThekwini Municipality in Durban which has elements of urban spatial development. The District Development Model is a new integrated planning model for Cooperative Governance which seeks to be a new […]

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Deputy Minister Tau Welcomes the 6th UCLG Congress: World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

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“The 6th triennial United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress is an important moment on the global stage. It has evolved into a complete experience that now encompasses various themes, formats and encapsulates the diversity of our century old movement”.  These were sentiments expressed by the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs […]

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Statement on Allegations of Snubbing SCOPA

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma noted with concern the media reports alleging that she snubbed SCOPA meetings. The negative media reports being sponsored by some members of the committee are misleading to the public. The Minister wants to clarify that she does not chair the IMTT as […]

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President Launches Metro Pilot of District Model

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit KwaZulu-Natal Province on Thursday and Friday, 17 and 18 October 2019, to launch the metropolitan version of the District Development Model at the eThekwini (Durban) Metropolitan Municipality. This follows the successful rural pilot launch of the District Development Model at the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province […]

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State of Readiness Media Briefing for eThekwini Presidential Launch of District Development Model

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Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will lead a state of readiness media briefing of the District Development Model Presidential Launch . Members of the media are invited to cover the state of readiness media briefing as follows: Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 Time: 12h30 Venue: Hall 6, Durban Exhibition […]