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Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL at the SALGA MUNICIPAL INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING CONFERENCE, JOHANNESBURG, 13 June 2018. Programme Director, Cllr Mpho Khunou, MMC for Finance in Ekhuruleni, Dr Nkosindiphile Xhakaza, representing our host Mayor, Cllr Mzwandile Masina, President of SALGA, Cllr Parks Tau, and members of […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister to Attend Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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The Deputy Minister Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will attend the South African Local Government Association Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference. The three-day conference is scheduled to take on 13 – 15 June 2018, at the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference will bring together municipalities, […]

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A Proud Moment as CWP Participants Graduate

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Andries Nel addressed the Community Work Programme (CWP) graduation ceremony held in Mahikeng on 08 June 2018. Among the 146 graduates who were officially handed their certificates,  fifty-five of them were young CWP participants who had successfully completed their environmental training pitched at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 2. The […]

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CoGTA Strengthens Efforts to Rescue Distressed Municipalities

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will dispatch with immediate effect 14 technical teams to dysfunctional municipalities to build capacity. “These teams are composed of engineers, construction and project managers, financial experts, town and regional planning experts and administrators, who are expected to build permanent capacity in the municipalities,” Minister of Cooperative […]

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CoGTA Deputy Minister to address Western Cape Minister’s and Mayoral Forum

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Mr Andries Nel will address the Western Cape Minister’s and Mayoral Forum (MinMay). The forum will be chaired by the provincial MEC and attended by mayors and municipal managers of the 30 municipalities across the Western Cape.   The objective of the MinMay is to promote intergovernmental relations […]

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Minister Mkhize to Address FNB Academy for Municipal Excellence Workshop

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will deliver the keynote address at the First National Bank (FNB) Academy for Municipal Excellence workshop aimed at promoting efficiency and excellence in local government. The initiative is a collaborative effort between First National Bank and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional […]

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Minister Mkhize has noted with Concern the AG Report Showing Regression in some of the Municipalities

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the audit improvements in some municipalities and expressed serious concern about those that have regressed, in light of the 2016/17 audit report released by the Auditor General (AG) today, 22 May 2018. The audit outcome reflects the results for the first […]

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CoGTA to present APP to the Select Committee

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On Tuesday 22 May, Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Deputy Ministers, Mr Obed Bapela and Mr Andries Nel will lead the CoGTA team to present the Annual Performance Plan (APP) to the Select Committee. The briefing to the Select Committee will take place as follows: Date: 22 May 2018 Time: 10h00 Venue: S12A, Ground […]

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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 […]