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The Balobedu Queenship Recognised and Dignity Restored

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Des van Rooyen visited the Modjadji Traditional Authority today (26 July 2016). His visit coincided with good winter rains that showered the whole country. This countrywide rainfall ahead and during this special day is considered a stroke of luck.   The importance of rain in the […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Address the Election Guide Manual Launch

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel will address the launch of the election guide manual that has been themed: Electing Councillors: A Guide to the Municipal Elections.   The guide will assist voters in understanding the updated rules for South Africa’s upcoming municipal elections. It explains the rules for voter registration, party […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Address Institute for Security Studies Seminar

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel will address the Institute for Security Studies Seminar themed: Violent protests: are municipalities listening? Key issues to be covered by the Deputy Minister will include the COGTA perspective that make local government susceptible to be the target of protests; challenges faced by local government in dealing […]

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COGTA Ministry Heeds the Call to Action on Mandela Day

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) heeded call of action in honor of the life of former President Nelson Mandela. COGTA Minister, honourable Des van Rooyen and Deputy Minister Andries Nel dedicated the whole day assisting others in Ventersdorp, Bokone Bophirima. Both the Minister and the Deputy Minister accompanied by other leaders of the Province and the […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Addresses SALGA Women’s Commission National Lekgotla

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Honorable Des van Rooyen addressed the Women’s Commission National Legotla today (13 July 2016) at Premier Hotel in Kempton Park. The Minister congratulated the SALGA Women’s Commission for spearheading the 50/50 campaign for the 2016 Local Government Elections. We are standing at the cusp of history as […]