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 and resources […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Launch of “Electing Councillors: A Guide to the Municipal Elections”

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20 July 2016 Johannesburg   Ms Renate Tenbusch, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Professor Jaap de Visser, Dullah Omar Institute, Mr Paul Berkowitz, EDGIS Ms Ilona Tip, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, Ms Nompumelelo Runji, Facilitator, Leadership of the Wits School of Governance, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for the opportunity to address you […]