DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Speech by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the 2018 MISTRA Urban Futures Conference

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Address by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairsat the MISTRA Urban Futures Conference: Realising Just Cities: Comparative Coproduction held in Cape Town on 6 November 2018   Min Sarveen Choudry, Minister for Urbanisation, Town and Country Planning and Housing in Himachal Pradesh State, India, Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and […]

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department Of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(COGTA).  The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved living […]

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Deputy Minister Nel meets with Minister Torres of Ecuador in Germany

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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel met with Mr Xavier Torres, Minister for Housing and Urban Development in Ecuador on the side-lines of the at the 12th Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy. The two leaders discussed amongst others, housing delivery and urbanisation (within the context of […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention on: “The role of local government in the implementation of the White Paper on Safety & Security and linkages with the Integrated Urban Development Framework”

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Ministers MECs Members of Parliament, Councilors Traditional Leaders, Leadership of SAP International partners Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and friends, We associate ourselves with the moment of silence for those firefighters who have lost their lives saving the lives of others. A very good morning to all present here today, and thank you for the opportunity […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel during a debate in the NCOP on: The successes and failures of provincial governments in South Africa since the start of the 5th Parliament in 2014

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Chairperson, Honourable Members, The South African Constitution emphasizes the unitary nature of our state by referring to “one, sovereign, democratic state”. The Constitution goes on to provide for a system of cooperative government consisting of three spheres of government: national, provincial and local. These spheres are distinctive, interdependent and interrelated. Each sphere has distinctive powers […]

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Message of Support by Deputy Minister Andries Nel during the celebration of Hosi N’wamitwa II Ten Year Anniversary at N’wamitwa Village

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Directors of the Programme, Hosi Nwamitwa wa Mbiri, halala, Esteemed Members of the Royal Council, The Speaker of the National Assembly, Acting Premier of Limpopo, MEC Azwindini Ndou, and all MECs present, Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Inkosikazi Mhlauli, Chairperson of Limpopo Provincial House, Kgosi Dikgale, and all traditional leaders here […]

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Minister Mkhize to Visit the Mpumalanga Province in Support of Interventions in Distressed Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will visit Mpumalanga Province on 30 to 31 August 2018 as part of his national programme to provide support to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. The Minister will meet the provincial leadership led by the Premier, Ms Refilwe Mtshweni, MEC Speedy Mashilo and Eric […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at Metropolis Annual Meeting Gala Dinner

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Sanibonani, Dumelang, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Goeie naand, Ri perile, Thobela, Lotjhani, Boa noite, Bon soir, As-salāmu ʿalaykum, Namaste. Good evening and welcome to South Africa, Ningizimu Afrika, Afrika Tshipembe, Mzansi Afrika, Suid-Afrika, Afrika Borwa, Afrika Dzonga, Africa do Sul, Afrique du Sud. I trust that protocol has been served in abundance today – in substantial […]