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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 […]

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Social Cohesion and Nation Building – The Answer for Vuwani

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In an effort to ensure social cohesion, the IMC on Vuwani continues to strive for communities which are cohesive to the extent that any inequality, exclusion or disparity based on ethnicity, gender, class, nationality, age, disability or any other distinctions engendering divisions, distrust and conflict, are eliminated. “We urge communities to be active participants, working […]