Minister Des Van Rooyen

Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the 2016 SALGA National Conference

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29 November 2016, Johannesburg   Programme Director, Mr Mpho Nawa, SALGA Chairperson, Mr Parks Tau, Outgoing SALGA Chair, Mr Thabo Manyoni Chair of the NCOPA, Honourable Thandi Modise, Vice-President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Mme. LinYi, Deputy Chair of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosi Mahlangu, Representatives of SAMWU and […]

DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

Summer Initiation Season

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  The Department of Traditional Affairs has begun with the preparations for the 2016 summer initiation season. The summer initiation is held in some provinces such as Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape and the North West. Although the initiation season has started in some provinces, some will start immediately after the end of the 2016 […]

Minister Des Van Rooyen

Address by Minister Van Rooyen at the 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, 13 October 2016, Ekurhuleni   Programme Director, MECs for local government Japanese Embassy representative, UN Community representative, SADC representatives, Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla Salga CEO, Xolile George, Chairperson NHTL, Kgosi Pontsho […]

DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

Integration of Traditional Leadership,Governance and Local Authorities

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR OBED BAPELA, at the 87TH INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL FINANCE OFFICERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 03 October 2016 – Durban   IMFO President, Ms. Jane Masite IMFO Directors IMFO Chief Executive Officer Mr Abbey Tlaletsi Executive Mayor of eThekwini Metro, Cllr Zandile Gumede City Manager, Mr. […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Launch of “Electing Councillors: A Guide to the Municipal Elections”

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20 July 2016 Johannesburg   Ms Renate Tenbusch, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Professor Jaap de Visser, Dullah Omar Institute, Mr Paul Berkowitz, EDGIS Ms Ilona Tip, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, Ms Nompumelelo Runji, Facilitator, Leadership of the Wits School of Governance, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for the opportunity to address you […]

Minister Des Van Rooyen

Address by Minister Des Van Rooyen at the SALGA Women’s Commission Legkotla

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13 July 2016 Kempton Park   Programme Director, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Ms Susan Shabangu, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Councillor Mondli Gungubele, UN Women representative, Ms Anne Githuku-Shongwe, SALGA Deputy Chair, Councillor Flora Maboa-Boltman, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, And last but […]

Minister Des Van Rooyen

Minister Des Van Rooyen at the Handover of Certificates and Boreholes in Alfred Nzo Municipality

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11 July 2016 Matatiele   Programme Director, MEC Xasa, Executive Mayor of Alfred Nzo District Municipality, Ms Eunice Diko, Mayor of Matatiele, Momelezi Mbedla, Members of the Mayoral Committees, Municipal Managers and staff of the municipalities, Our young learners, Abahlali base Matatiele, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Introduction   Thank you for joining me today.   […]

Minister Des Van Rooyen

Minister Van Rooyen at the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Southern African Regional Conference

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28 JUNE 2016 ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE – EMPERORS PALACE Programme Director; Honourable Ministers present here today; Hon. Bornito De Sousa, Minister of Territorial Administration in Angola; Hon. Frans Solomon Westhuizen, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Local […]