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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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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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CoGTA Minister Refutes Allegations by Business Day that he did not Answer Questions in the Portfolio Committee

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen noted with concern the wrong and misguided report by the Business Day Newspaper of 07 February 2018. The story is alleging that Minister failed to answer questions in the CoGTA portfolio committee held yesterday, on 06 February 2018. “As the Minister in […]

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Director-General 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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Minister Des van Rooyen’s Address during the 2017 National Local Economic Development Conference

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the NATIONAL LED CONFERENCE, 09 November 2017, Tshwane   Programme Director, Deputy Minister Andries Nel, Honourable Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, Honourable Deputy Ministers from DSBD, EDD and COGTA, Honourable Chairpersons of DSBD & COGTA Portfolio Committees Honourable […]

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Ministers Des van Rooyen and Zulu to Address the Inaugural National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des Van Rooyen and Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will host the inaugural National Local Economic Development (LED) Conference this week in Pretoria. This important conference that speaks to local economic development, will provide a strategic platform for a dialogue between the […]