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Minister Mkhize Joined Stakeholders in Upington to Celebrate International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize led South Africa’s celebration of the 2018 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR) which was held in Upington from 15 to 16 November 2018, calling on better planning and coordination to implement disaster risk reduction plans. Minister Mkhize was joined by the […]

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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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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 […]