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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 […]

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Build Up: The Coronation of the VhaVenda King – 09 September 2016

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“Restoring the kingship of Vhavenda under the lineage of His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana” Today, 18 August 2016, government joined other stakeholders and the royal family during the media briefing held in the palace of His Majesty, King Mphephu Ramabulana. The plenipotentiaries’, the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Obed Bapela, […]

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Coronation of the VhaVenda King Announcement

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Honourable Obed Bapela, MEC of COGHSTA in Limpopo, Honourable Makoma Makhurupetje and the Mphephu Ramabulana Royal Family will brief the media to officially announce the planned Coronation of His Majesty King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana.   All media are invited to attend the media briefing as follows: […]

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Government Thanks South Africa for Playing Part in Elections

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Government on Sunday commended South Africans for the role they played in making the 2016 local government elections a resounding success. “Government commends all South Africans for the part they have played in making the 2016 Municipal Elections a resounding success,” the Inter Ministerial Committee on elections said. Briefing reporters a day after the Independent […]

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Minister Des Van Rooyen Casts his Special Vote Today

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Honourable Des van Rooyen, who is also the chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial committee on elections, will cast his special vote today.   The event is scheduled as follows: Date:              Monday (01 August 2016) Time:             15:30 Venue:           Randeor Special School – Cnr Hantam & […]

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Stakeholders and IMC on Vuwani Agreement to Bring Normalcy to the Vhembe District

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vuwani will tomorrow, 28 July 2016 meet with the stakeholders representing the communities in the Vhembe District, including Vuwani. The meeting taking place tomorrow is a culmination of all the stakeholder engagements held thus far to ensure normalcy is restored throughout the Vhembe District. The members of the media are […]

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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 […]