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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to visit the City of uMhlathuze

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel, will be meeting with the uMhlathuze City Council to initiate the Intermediate City Support Programme this evening (17 October 2017). The programme provides support to cities of a medium size and density and is a crucial complement to two other key programmes of […]

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Social Cohesion is Central to the National Development Plan – Deputy Minister Andries Nel

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel delivered a keynote address at the Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop in Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria on Thursday, 12 October. The two-day workshop, which started this morning, is hosted by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The objectives […]

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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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IMC: Services Provided in Vuwani

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vuwani has commended the Limpopo Provincial Government for ensuring that a technical team is in place to assist with the implementation of services in LIM345 and all its 36 wards. The technical team is made up of all provincial departments. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on […]

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Deputy Minister Nel on the Development of Inclusive, Resilient and Liveable Urban Settlements

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12 September 2017   ORDOS, CHINA Intervention by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(CoGTA)  At the High Level Segment of 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification during Interactive Dialogue 2: “How can local governments help address the challenges of land […]

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COGTA Allocates R74m to Western Cape Drought Relief

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says government will allocate R74 million in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape. The Minister said this when he led a media briefing of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought at the Imbizo Centre in Parliament in Cape Town. The […]