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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 […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Condemns Acts of Cultural Intolerance at Pretoria Girls High School

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Honourable Obed Bapela expressed concern about the acts of intolerance which borders on the suppression of the identity and eroding the dignity of learners at Pretoria Girls’ high school. Our Constitution lays the foundation for an open society based on democratic values, social justice and […]

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COGTA Accepts and Respects the Decision of the Court

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The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, notes the decision of the High Court sitting in Thohoyandou today which granted a postponement of the planned coronation of his majesty King Tony Mphephu Ramabulana. “We respect the decision of the court as an arbiter on all the legal questions in our country. We will study […]

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Media Alert: Minister Van Rooyen to Brief Media

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  The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Honorable Des van Rooyen will brief the media – providing progress report and feedback on the following: Resolutions post the MINMEC held on that day (02 September 2016), A detailed outline and the process to be followed on the payments of gratuity to the none […]

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Application for Accreditation: VhaVenda King Coronation

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Members of the Media are invited to urgently apply for accreditation to attend the CORONATION ceremony of His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana.   Date:              09 September 2016 Venue:           Thohoyandou stadium – Vhembe District Municipality in the Limpopo Province.   The cut-off date for accreditation – 06 SEPTEMBER 2016 Members of the media requiring […]

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Cogta Wishes New Mayors and Councillors Well  

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Des van Rooyen has wished the new councillors well in their new responsibilities. “In welcoming you all (democratically elected councillors), I urge you to remain true to the democratic tenants, principles and ethos of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. “I urge you to remain true […]