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Reschuduling Of Minister Mkhize’s Visit To Gauteng Province

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Members of the media are informed that the planned oversight visit by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, to Gauteng Province as part of his programme in support of interventions in distressed and dysfunctional municipalities is rescheduled. The rescheduling of the visit follows the tragic passing of three fire fighters […]

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Public Comments Sought on Climate Change Bill

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The National Climate Change Bill was published by Environmental Affairs Minister in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment. The purpose of the Bill is to build an effective climate change response and ensure the long-term, just transition to a climate resilient and lower carbon economy and society. “This will be done within […]

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Combatting the Big Dry

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With the drought having been declared a national disaster, Vuk’uzenzele gets to the cause and what’s being done to save water. With the drought having reached crisis levels in the Northern and Eastern Cape, where dam levels in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality are at only 25 percent, it is time for South Africans […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]