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Minister Zweli Mkhize Takes Oath of Office

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It’s official, Dr Zweli Mkhize’s appointment as the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs was confirmed on Tuesday when he was sworn in to the Parliament of South Africa as well as took the oath of office. Who is Dr Zweli Mkhize? Dr Zweli Lawrence Mkhize is a medical doctor, legislator and politician. He […]

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Urban Renewal Key for South Africa’s Economy

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) welcomes the budget speech delivered by the former Minister of Finance on 21 February 2018. The speech made specific reference to the importance of urban renewal and spatial transformation, and how cities are at the heart of our national economy. Minister Gigaba emphasised this as a […]

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MISA Hosts a Successful Orientation for Engineering Graduates

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The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) has over the years demonstrated its unwavering commitment to critical skills development in South Africa. On Friday, 9 February MISA hosted an orientation session for its current cohort of the flagship Young Graduate Programme in Midrand. The Civil and Electrical engineering, Town […]

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Dan Metlana Gorbachev Mashitisho

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New COGTA DG Dan Metlana Gorbachev Mashitisho

Mr Dan Mashitisho is currently the Director-General of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) in the Republic of South Africa. He was the Director-General of the Department of Water and Sanitation where he was ex officio, Sherpa to the State President on matters relating to the United Nation’s High Level Panel on Water (HLPW). Mr […]

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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 […]