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Government Begins Process of Recognising King of AmaMpondo People

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The Constitutional Court on 11 September 2018 upheld the findings of the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims that Kumkani Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau is the rightful King of AmaMpondo. Government has begun the process of implementing the court judgment by recognising Kumkani Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau as the King of the amaMpondo people. The process […]

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Minister Mkhize Calls on Municipalities to Prioritise Disaster Risk Planning and Mitigation

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zwelini Mkhize has called upon municipalities to ensure that buildings are fit for purpose to prevent future tragic incidents similar to the one that happened in the Bank of Lisbon where the lives of three firefighters were lost. The Minister was delivering the opening address […]

Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

Opening Address by Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, on the occasion of the 2018 Conference of the Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa

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The President of the Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa, Mr Bafana Mazibuko Head of the National Disaster Management Centre, Dr Mmaphaka Tau Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen Molweni! Goeie môre! Dumelang! Sanibonani! Avuxeni! Thobela! Ndi Matsheloni! Good Morning! I am happy to join you today at this important conference. I met with the leadership […]

Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

Address by Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize at the SAAPAM Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in honour of Prof Stanislaus S’khumbuzo Sangweni and Dr Sidney Themba Zola Skweyiya (Posthumous)

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Hon Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, President of SAAPAM, Prof Zweli Mpehle, Most distinguished guests of the occasion, Prof Stan Sangweni and Ambassador Thuthukile Skweyiya and Family, Distinguished scholars, academics and Members of SAAPAM, Members of the Diplomatic Corps Senior executives from government, state-owned entities and private sector, Distinguished guests, Ladies […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

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 […]

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Reschuduling Of Minister Mkhize’s Visit To Gauteng Province

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Members of the media are informed that the planned oversight visit by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, to Gauteng Province as part of his programme in support of interventions in distressed and dysfunctional municipalities is rescheduled. The rescheduling of the visit follows the tragic passing of three fire fighters […]