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IMTT on Service Delivery Meets to Deliberate on Alexandra Renewal Interventions

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The Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Service Delivery (IMTT) met in Pretoria today bringing together the three spheres of government – national, provincial and local – to discuss the implementation plan in response to the issues raised by the community of Alexandra in a memorandum to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The President visited Alexandra on 11 April […]

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CoGTA Principals Respond to the President’s Call to Clean SA

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize led the CoGTa family to respond to the President’s call to make South Africa clean. Minister Mkhize, Deputy Minister andries Nel and Deputy Minister Obed Bapela joined the President, leaders from across the three spheres, stakeholders and communities in the Eastern Cape Province […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Address during the Debate on the Implementation of the National Development Plan

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Address by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs during a debate on: “Implementing the National Development Plan in Phases to Ensure Efficient Monitoring and Evaluation of its Targets Measured Against the MTSF” in the National Assembly on 27 November 2018   Chairperson Honourable Members We are grateful to follow […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]