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Urban Renewal Key for South Africa’s Economy

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) welcomes the budget speech delivered by the former Minister of Finance on 21 February 2018. The speech made specific reference to the importance of urban renewal and spatial transformation, and how cities are at the heart of our national economy. Minister Gigaba emphasised this as a […]

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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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Crime Busting Operation Fiela II Launched

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has issued a stern warning to criminals that it does not matter what nationality they are, police would spare no effort in the clampdown of crime and corruption. Minister Mbalula was speaking at the re-launch of crime busting Operation Fiela which means to sweep in SeSotho. “We cannot coexist with criminals […]

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Intermediate Cities Programme Workshop Paves Way for IUDF Implementation

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On Wednesday 15 November, the Intermediate Cities Programme workshop took place in Birchwood Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni. The workshop brought together Intermediate City Municipalities, provincial COGTAs, Technical Steering Committee members as well as invited experts. The Integrated Urban Development Framework highlights the important roles that intermediate or secondary cities play within regional economies. While […]

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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 […]

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Local Government Says NO to Corruption!

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The most widely accepted definition of ‘Corruption’ is that it is a practice of abusing public office/funds for private gain. Consequences of Corruption can be far reaching and can hinder people’s access to basic services and economic opportunities. Rampant corruption erodes all tenants of a progressive democracy. For South Africa to successfully implement the National […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Remarks at the City of Polokwane Council Meeting

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s remarks during the City of Polokwane Council meeting on 3rd November 2017 to discuss Intermediate City Municipality Support Programme Pilot Project The Deputy Minister thanked the Speaker, Chief Whip, the Executive Mayor and all councillors for the opportunity to be present at this historic occasion and have the opportunity to address […]