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Minister Van Rooyen Assesses Damage caused by Wild Fires in the Western Cape

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“The primary responsibility for disaster management in South Africa rests with the government”, this was the sentiment expressed by Minister Des van Rooyen during his visit to the Western Cape today (09 January 2017). The Minister indicated disaster management is part of his portfolio within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, hence his […]

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COGTA Ministry Commends a Successful SALGA Conference and Wishes the New Leadership Well

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) commends SALGA for hosting yet another successful National Conference. “We also congratulate SALGA for reaching an important milestone – 20th year of its existence. We acknowledge all those who played a role (past and present) for so ably steering the ship of local government, through sometimes […]

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COGTA Minister Addresses SALGA National Conference

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Honourable Des van Rooyen addressed the SALGA National Conference as it celebrated the 20th anniversary, at an event that was held at Sandton Convention Centre yesterday (30 November 2016). The Minister congratulated the past and current leadership of SALGA for ably steering the ship of local government […]

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The passing on of Nkosi L D Mtirara of the AbaThembu Kingship

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) learned with shock and dismay of the sudden passing on of Nkosi Daludumo Mtirara. Nkosi Daludumo together with AbaThembu royal family, was instrumental in ensuring unity and development of the kingship. The kingship has a duty to unite and ensure that it renders the services expected […]

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Communities Urged to be Cautious amid Severe Weather Conditions

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South Africa continues to experience drought condition across the country, this has been characterised by the inconsistent rainfall rates and excessive heat conditions. In the recent days, heavy rains started pouring as predicted by the South African weather Service. In some instances, the initial rainfall was above normal and caused havoc and destruction in communities […]

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Community Work Programme Renews Hope in Randfontein

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The message was clear in Randfontein that the Community Work Programme (CWP) continues to provide communities with a renewed hope, whilst changing their lives to the better. This was the sentiment expressed by the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), honourable Andries Nel, the councillors, SALGA Deputy Chair, CWP participants and beneficiaries […]

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Visiting Palestinian Delegation to Lay Wreath at Hector Pieterson Memorial

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Members of the Media are invited to join the visiting Palestinian delegation led by their Minister of Local Governance, Dr Hussein Alaraj and CoGTA representatives for the wreath laying event at the Hector Pieterson Memorial. The event will take place as follows: Date:             (Wednesday) 09 November 2016 Time:              12:00 Venue:         Hector Pieterson Memorial – Soweto […]