Minister van Rooyen: ICTs Pivotal for Youth and Women Development

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the AFRICA DECENTRALISATION DAY COMMEMORATION, 10 August 2017, CSIR ICC, Tshwane   Programme Director, DG Nwaila, Ambassador of DRC and Dean of Diplomatic Corp, Ambassador Bene M’Poko, President of SALGA, Cllr Parks Tau Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Mr Solly Msimanga, […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel Calls for Firm Commitment to the New Urban Agenda Implementation

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel addressed the High-level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development held in Chengdu Municipality, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China on 21 July 2017. “The late Former President Nelson Mandela said that we need creativity to develop the City’s economy, to create jobs […]

The Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba Welcomes the Inputs of Political Parties

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The importance of like-minded people coming together in a meeting such as the Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba is important and bears positive fruits. The involvement of many stakeholders at the inaugural indaba was an important ingredient which provided an opportunity to provide various perspectives that will assist to move the country forward. The content […]

Minister van Rooyen Notes the Improvement in the Provision of Basic Services

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Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen welcomes the statistical report on Non-financial census of municipalities (NFCM) for the year 2016 released by the Statistician-General on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. The NFCM measures selected aspects of service delivery, including water, electricity, solid waste management, sewerage and sanitation, amongst others. The […]

Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires amongst others municipalities to develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]

Minister van Rooyen’s Address at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit

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His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, All Ministers present, Premiers, Deputy Ministers, members of Parliament and MECs, Chairpersons of the CoGTA Portfolio and Select Committees; Traditional Leaders present; Leadership of SALGA, South African Cities Network and Municipal Demarcation […]

Young Offenders Offer Advice to SA’s Youth

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 Young offenders, who are serving prison sentences, have encouraged the youth of South Africa to focus on getting an education and to avoid being involved in criminal activities to improve their living conditions. On Saturday, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Deputy Minister Andries Nel convened an interactive imbizo with youngsters at Emthonjeni Youth Centre […]