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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. […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Applauds Work by the Geomatics Fraternity  

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Honourable Des van Rooyen, attended the Geomatics Indaba 2016 that was held today (13 September 2016) at the Emperors Palace at Ekurhuleni Metro in Gauteng. The conference was held under the theme – “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure our future”.   The Minister addressed […]

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COGTA Celebrates Heritage and Traditions

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), and the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL), will celebrate heritage month under the theme “My Tradition – My Pride. The Department of Traditional Affairs is responsible for the support of the institution of traditional leadership and Khoi-San communities. The celebration is aimed at promoting, protecting […]

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COGTA Kicks-Off Heritage Month celebrations

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), kicked off the Heritage month celebration with the two important celebrations that emphasised the importance of our cultures and traditions as South Africans. The two events were held in two separate Provinces, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, but spoke to one another and emphasised the importance of recognizing […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen to Address the 2016 Geomatics Indaba

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  The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Honourable Des van Rooyen, will address the Geomatics Indaba 2016 – “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure our future”. The Minister will be part of the plenary discussions at the Indaba addressing the theme – “Developing a national framework for assigning addresses for […]

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Postponement of the VhaVenda King Coronation

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Government noted the decision of the High Court in Venda, Thohoyandou on 02 September 2016. The court granted an interdict to the planned coronation of his majesty King Tony Mphephu Ramabulana that was scheduled to take place on Friday, 09 September 2016.  As government we respect the decision of the court as an arbiter on […]

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COGTA Kicks Off Heritage Month Celebrations

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), kicked off the Heritage month celebration with the two important celebrations that emphasised the importance of our cultures and traditions as South Africans. The two events were held in two separate Provinces, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, but spoke to one another and emphasised the importance of recognizing […]