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Combatting the Big Dry

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With the drought having been declared a national disaster, Vuk’uzenzele gets to the cause and what’s being done to save water. With the drought having reached crisis levels in the Northern and Eastern Cape, where dam levels in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality are at only 25 percent, it is time for South Africans […]

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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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Minister Mkhize’s Opening Remarks at the Black Professionals Briefing Session

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OPENING REMARKS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, AT THE BRIEFING SESSION TO BLACK PROFESSIONAL ON SUPPORT TO MUNICIPALITIES IN DISTRESS, 2o April 2018, Boksburg Programme Director, The Presidents of the various professional organisations, Business leaders, entrepreneurs, Senior government officials, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Morning, Dumelang, Sanibonani, It is my pleasure to […]

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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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Minister Zweli Mkhize to meet with Black Professionals

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CoGTA Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will this coming Friday (20 April 2018), meet with black professionals to discuss support to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. The Minister will meet with black engineers, chartered accountants, auditors, lawyers, corporate governance experts and other professionals to discuss support to the  municipalities, ahead of the CoGTA Budget Vote in parliament […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to meet with Black Professionals

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will on Friday 20 April 2018, meet with black professionals to discuss support to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. The Minister will meet with black engineers, chartered accountants, auditors, lawyers, corporate governance experts and other professionals to discuss support to the  municipalities, ahead of […]

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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 […]