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 […]

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 […]

Bakoena Ba Mopeli Book Launch a Milestone for Traditional Leadership in South Africa

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen will officially hand over the book on Customary Law of Succession and Genealogy of the Bakoena Ba Mopeli to the Royal Family on 25 September 2017. The Bakoena Ba Mopeli will also on the same day (25 September 2017) launch this important […]

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 […]

Update on the meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vuwani

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The Inter Ministerial Committee on Vuwani, chaired by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Mr Des van Rooyen, met in Cape Town yesterday, 13 September 2017.   The IMC noted that the situation in Vuwani in the Vhembe District is still volatile and unstable as shutdown continues to rage in some parts of LIM345. […]

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, […]

Minister Des van Rooyen on the Role of Government in Youth Development

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MINISTER DES VAN ROOYEN, at the LOCAL GOVERNMENT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 20 June 2017, Muldersdrift   Programme Director, Thapelo Maleke Deputy Minister Nel, Youth leaders from across the country, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Dumelang, Sanibonani, Good Morning, Molweni, Goeie More,   I’m very happy to […]