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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to visit the City of uMhlathuze

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel, will be meeting with the uMhlathuze City Council to initiate the Intermediate City Support Programme this evening (17 October 2017). The programme provides support to cities of a medium size and density and is a crucial complement to two other key programmes of […]

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Social Cohesion is Central to the National Development Plan – Deputy Minister Andries Nel

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel delivered a keynote address at the Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop in Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria on Thursday, 12 October. The two-day workshop, which started this morning, is hosted by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The objectives […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Remarks at the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Forum

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL, at the PLANNING MONITORING AND EVALUATION FORUM, 12 October 2017, St George’s Hotel, Tshwane   Programme Director, Director-General, DPME, Ms Mpumi Mpofu, Secretary of Planning, Mr Tshediso Matona, Government officials, Ladies and Gentlemen,   “Innovative Governance, Open Cities”   Sanibonani, Dumelang, […]

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IMC: Services Provided in Vuwani

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vuwani has commended the Limpopo Provincial Government for ensuring that a technical team is in place to assist with the implementation of services in LIM345 and all its 36 wards. The technical team is made up of all provincial departments. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on […]

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Deputy Minister Nel on the Development of Inclusive, Resilient and Liveable Urban Settlements

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12 September 2017   ORDOS, CHINA Intervention by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(CoGTA)  At the High Level Segment of 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification during Interactive Dialogue 2: “How can local governments help address the challenges of land […]

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Deputy Minister Nel Highlights Vital Role Played by Geomatics Sector in Service Delivery

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I am proud to acknowledge this industry and its different role-players and the vital role they play in the field of spatial planning and facilitating municipal service delivery and infrastructure planning. Thank you for the complex, understated and somewhat unappreciated, yet significant role that you play in ensuring that the local government sector runs smoothly. […]

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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 […]