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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 […]

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Proclamation of Election Date

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In terms of section 24(2) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act No. 117 of 1998), Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Des van Rooyen called an election of all municipal councils and set 3 August 2016 as the date of the local government election. The Minister announced this proclamation of […]

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Consultations Bearing Fruits in Vuwani and Surrounding Areas

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Continuing engagements with communities in Vuwani and surrounding areas are changing perceptions and garnering support for government’s plans. Whilst communities have expressed their concerns with regards to demarcation, from village to village they have joined with government in calling for parents allow their children to go back to school.   Calls have also increased for […]

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Education Gaining Momentum in Vuwani and Surrounding Areas  

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The members of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) are today visiting schools interacting with parents, school governing bodies (SGBs), educators, leaners and other stakeholders.   The following are Ministers on the ground: Minister van Rooyen Minister Muthambi Minister Mahlobo Deputy Minister Dlodlo   Government is also pleased with the ongoing delivery of the mobile classrooms. Thus far […]