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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 […]

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Minister van Rooyen Welcomes the Decision of the Court

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Des van Rooyen expressed his appreciation for having been given an opportunity like any other citizen in our country to seek legal redress from our courts. As a person who respect the rule of law and our judiciary, Minister welcomes the decision of the court that […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen Responds to Sunday Times Report

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Minister Des van Rooyen noted negative reports in the Sunday media. The Minister continues to discharge his responsibilities with distinction within his portfolio of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. In this process, he engages various stakeholders and role players within the sector in an effort to solicit ideas and innovative solutions that will assist to […]