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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 conditions […]

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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?

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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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Closing Address by Deputy Minister, Andries Nel at the City Support Programme’s City Integrity, Transparency, Accountability and Technology Workshop (InTAcT)

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CLOSING ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE & TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL at the CITY SUPPORT PROGRAMME’S CITY INTEGRITY, TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP (InTAcT) 20 July 2018, Midrand Programme Director, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good Afternoon, I am greatly pleased to be here today. We meet during one of […]

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Remarks by H.E. Mr Andries Nel, at the Harlem Growth Gardens, New York

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Remarks by H.E. Mr Andries Nel, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affair, Republic of South Africa  At the Harlem Growth Gardens, New York, 18 July 2018   President Lajčák, Commissioner Abeywardena, USG Smale, Executive Director Mlambo Ngcuka, And Volunteers, Today marks the centenary of the birth of our late beloved Nelson Mandela. At […]

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Deputy Minister, Andries Nel Engaged the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance an Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel met with the Chief Executive Officer of South African Council for Planners, Mr Martin Lewis and other stakeholders as part of the process to engage on the implementation and the realisation of the ideals of the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF). The […]

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Minister Mkhize Met with Municipalities in Limpopo and Called for Improved Service Delivery

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited the Limpopo Province and met seven distressed municipalities in Polokwane today as part of the oversight visit to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province. The Minister was today joined by Deputy Minister Andries Nel, CoGTA MEC Jerry Ndou, Finance MEC Rob Tooley, […]