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CoGTA Welcomes Baseline Survey Report on Service Delivery

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize welcomes the report on the baseline survey conducted by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development through the programme called “Socio-Economic Justice for All” (SEJA) which is funded under Sector Budget Support by the European Union. The SEJA programme is premised on a rights-based […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel Delivers RSA’s National Statement

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The World Water Forum’s mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and the use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life. Read the full speech: National […]

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National Statement of South Africa Delivered by Deputy Minister Andries Nel

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NATIONAL STATEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA AT THE THE 8TH WORLD WATER FORUM IN BRASILIA PRESENTED BY MR ANDRIES NEL, DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, ON 20 MARCH 2018   Excellency Minister José Sarney Filho, Members of the Presidium Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Em nome de sua Excellencia Cyril Ramaphosa, Presidente da […]

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New Cabinet Announced

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to the National Executive and the appointment of David Mabuza as the new Deputy President of the Republic. Nhlanhla Nene, who held the post once before, has been appointed as Minister of Finance. In a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday evening, the President said […]

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on Bulk Electricity and Water Accounts

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on bulk electricity and water accounts

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen convened the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on electricity on 13 February 2018 in Cape Town. The meeting today (13 February 2018) was convened to primarily receive and engage reports from various sectors, assess the levels of debts by municipalities to Eskom, Water […]

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Reclassification of Drought in Various Provinces as a National Disaster

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Reclassification of Drought in Various Provinces as a National Disaster

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in his capacity as the chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on drought and water scarcity welcomed the reclassification of drought as a national disaster. Following the announcement by the IMTT on 09 February 2018, the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), […]

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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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COGTA Allocates R74m to Western Cape Drought Relief

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says government will allocate R74 million in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape. The Minister said this when he led a media briefing of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought at the Imbizo Centre in Parliament in Cape Town. The […]