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“Play the Game, Not the Referee!”

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Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, urged members of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) to use every available platform to commit themselves to upholding the Electoral Code of Conduct and prevail upon their supporters to do likewise. He also appealed for the integrity of the Independent Electoral Commission […]

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SALGA Special National Members Assembly

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The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is convening its Special National Members Assembly, which started on Wednesday 18 May 2016 and shall end on Friday 20 May 2016 at the Boardwalk Casino, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. SALGA is encouraged by the warm reception displayed by people of Port Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela Metro, an affirmation that […]

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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 together […]

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Are You Ready for #2016MunicipalElections?

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We’re getting ready for the 2016 Municipal Elections. Are you? Find out more about how local government works, the election timetable and party and voter registration for the elections here. What is it? Municipal elections are held every five years to elect councillors who will be responsible for governing a municipality for the next five years. […]

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IUDF Media Roundtable a Success

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Port Elizabeth: 18 May 2016 – This morning Deputy Minister Andries Nel hosted the first of a series of Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) Media Roundtables, in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. Highway Africa and Executive Director of the South African National Editors’ Forum, Mr Mathatha Tsedu, co-hosted the roundtable that aims to develop local […]

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On The Occasion Of The Debate In The National Assembly On The Events In Vuwani, 17 May 2016, Cape Town

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ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, MP, ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEBATE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE EVENTS IN VUWANI, 17 May 2016, Cape TownHonourable Speaker, My colleagues, Ministers Deputy Ministers, Esteemed Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow South Africans and special acknowledgement to our […]

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Speech by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs (Provincial & Local Government) during a debate on 15 March 2016

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Speech by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs (Provincial & Local Government) during a debate on 15 March 2016: Human rights in the context of building a National Democratic Society underpinned by the vision of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa This year we mark Human […]

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At The Cooperative Governance And Traditional Affairs Budget Vote Speech, Theme: “Local government is in your hands,” 04 MAY 2016, National Council of Provinces, Cape Town

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ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, AT THE COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET VOTE SPEECH, Theme: “Local government is in your hands,” 04 MAY 2016, National Council of Provinces, Cape Town Honourable Chairperson of the NCOP, Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Honourable Chairperson of the […]

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On “Consolidating Local Democracy and Deepening Development: B2B 10-Point Plan to build confidence in local government and Put People First” at the Special SALGA National Members’ Assembly, 19 May 2016, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

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ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MINISTER DES VAN ROOYEN on “Consolidating Local Democracy and Deepening Development: B2B 10-Point Plan to build confidence in local government and Put People First” at the Special SALGA National Members’ Assembly, 19 May 2016, Nelson Mandela Bay MetroProgramme Director, Deputy Ministers, Andries Nel and […]

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At The Cooperative Governance And Traditional Affairs Budget Vote Speech, Theme: “Local government is in your hands,” 03 MAY 2016

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ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, AT THE COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET VOTE SPEECH, Theme: “Local government is in your hands,” 03 MAY 2016 Speaker of the House, Colleagues Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Honourable Members, Your Majesties and Royal Highnesses, MECs, Chairperson of the […]