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The National Development Plan Unpacked

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 The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term perspective. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. As a long-term strategic plan, it serves four broad objectives: Providing overarching goals for what we want to achieve by 2030. Building consensus on the key […]

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What is the Role of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent #MISA?

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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) was established as Government Component within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). It is a Schedule 3 entity regulated in terms of the Public Service Act, of 1994, as amended. This initiative is an integral part of the Department of Cooperative Governance’s programme towards improving municipal […]

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Address by the Hon Mr Andries Nel at the Celebration of Europe Day at the Embassy of the European Union in Tshwane

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Address by the Hon Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (responsible for Provincial and Local Government) at the celebration of Europe Day at the Embassy of the European Union in Tshwane on  9 May 2018   Your Excellency, Ambassador Marcus Cornaro, Ambassador of the European Union to South Africa, […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Host the Urban Sector Forum Gala Dinner

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel, will on Thursday, 03 May 2018, host the Urban Sector Donors Gala Dinner for Ambassadors, Heads of missions and Heads of Country’s International Agencies on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF). A number of international institutions and countries are potential Donors who supports […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize’s Address at the Black Excellence Discussion with Reverend Jesse Jackson

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, DR ZWELI MKHIZE, at the GIBS LECTURE: A TRIBUTE TO MAMA WINNIE HOSTED BY IKUSASA LEAFRIKA FOUNDATION 16 April 2018, Johannesburg   Programme Director, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good Evening to you all,   It’s my pleasure to join you […]

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Future of Cities Discussed at the 2018 Executive Leadership Programme

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This week, South African Government and city leaders are engaging on Integrated Urban Development Framework  #IUDF topics such as Urban Youth Unemployment, City Mobility & Public Spaces at Executive Leadership Programme (ELP). ELP is a joint initiative by the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), South African Cities Network and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and runs for […]

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Minister Mkhize to Talk on Leading Future Cities

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will tomorrow, 9 April 2018, address the National Treasury’s Executive Leadership Programme gala dinner, which is convened under the theme, “Leading Future Cities: Navigating Today’s Complexity.” The Executive Leadership Programme is a weeklong event whose delegates include mayors, municipal managers and other senior executives from the […]