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The National Disaster Management Advisory Forum Final Meeting of 2017

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The National Disaster Management Advisory Forum (NDMAF), which is the second highest national structure dealing with disaster matters in the country, met for the last meeting of 2017 in Centurion on Thursday, 7 December.   Seasonal Climate Watch  The Forum was updated on the status of the persistent drought in the Western Cape which is […]

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Mr Dan Metlana Mashitisho Appointed as Director-General of the Department of Cooperative Governance

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), proudly welcomed Mr Dan Metlana Mashitisho to the CoGTA family. Mr Mashitisho, a seasoned administrator, leader and local government expert took the helm at the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) on 1 December 2017. This strategic appointment of a Director General marks a significant milestone in […]

Minister Des van Rooyen Satisfied with By-Elections Process in Metsimaholo

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  The chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Local Elections, Minister Des van Rooyen, continued his engagements in Metsimaholo from 28 – 29 November 2017. Following the special voting that took place on 28 November 2017, which saw about 6000 voters making their mark, the main election day on 29 November 2017 proceeded as expected. […]

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Intermediate Cities Programme Workshop Paves Way for IUDF Implementation

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On Wednesday 15 November, the Intermediate Cities Programme workshop took place in Birchwood Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni. The workshop brought together Intermediate City Municipalities, provincial COGTAs, Technical Steering Committee members as well as invited experts. The Integrated Urban Development Framework highlights the important roles that intermediate or secondary cities play within regional economies. While […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Remarks at the City of Polokwane Council Meeting

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s remarks during the City of Polokwane Council meeting on 3rd November 2017 to discuss Intermediate City Municipality Support Programme Pilot Project The Deputy Minister thanked the Speaker, Chief Whip, the Executive Mayor and all councillors for the opportunity to be present at this historic occasion and have the opportunity to address […]

South African Urban Conference to Assess Progress of Integrated Urban Development Framework Implementation

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will join other government spheres and various sectors at the South African Urban Conference which is set to kick off an eThekwini Urban Week from 30 October to 3 November 2017. The urban week celebration events will take place at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and feature: […]

Deputy Minister Nel to Deliver and Participate in Discussions at the Dinner Exchange on the City, Culture and Heritage

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, will attend a dinner conversation, hosted by ACC. Date: 24 October 2017 Time: 18:00 – 22.00 Venue: A4 Arts Foundation, 23 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town The purpose of the conversation is to explore how vital urban discussions can be opened up beyond a […]