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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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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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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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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 […]