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Minister Van Rooyen Hands Over Borehole Project and Certificates in Matatiele

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Honourable Des van Rooyen will on 11 July 2016 visit Alfred Nzo District Municipality to handover 10 boreholes to the municipality. The boreholes are part of the government’s response to the continuing drought across the country. In addition, the Minister will also handover certificates to 39 […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Calling On Registered Voters In Tlokwe To Come Verify Their Details On 09 – 10 JULY 2016

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, who is also the chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Elections, honourable Des van Rooyen supports the Independent Electoral Commission’s effort to implement the decision of the Constitutional Court. “We urge all registered voters in the Tlokwe area to come out on 09 July and Sunday 10 […]

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Successes of 15 years of Local Government Unpacked

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) hosted a breakfast briefing today (29 June 2016) in partnership with the SABC and the New Age Newspaper. The briefing was held under the theme – “15 years of the democratic local government”. Clearly from the comments, this briefing was overdue and it definitely succeeded to […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Address Human and Social Dynamics Research Seminar

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel will address the Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminars on the “Rebellion of the Poor: Research, Politics, Policing and People” where he will be giving a government’s response to community protests. Date:  30 JUNE 2016 Venue:           Pretoria – Human Sciences Research Council […]

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Deputy Ministers Nel and Thabethe Visit CWP Sites in Erasmus, Pretoria

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Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel and Deputy Minister for Small Business Development Ms Elizabeth Thabethe conferred certificates to Community Work Programme (CWP) participants who completed training in various fields such as construction, agriculture, catering, youth development in soccer, cultural performance, upholstery, art and sewing.   Speaking at this event, Deputy […]

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State Of The Cities Report

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With the country just weeks away from the 03 August local government elections, it is an opportune moment to launch the 2016 State of the South African Cities Report (SOCR). Published by the South African Cities Network (SACN) every five years, the State of the Cities Report gives an overview of the performance of the […]

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Minister Van Rooyen Welcomes The Constitutional Court Judgement

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Des van Rooyen welcomes the judgement of the Constitutional Court delivered today in the matter of Mhlophe v IEC. Minister van Rooyen, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Local Government Elections said: “The judgment strengthens our constitutional democracy by affirming the right of millions of South Africans […]