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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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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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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 […]

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South African Urban Conference to Assess Progress of Integrated Urban Development Framework Implementation

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will join other government spheres and various sectors at the South African Urban Conference which is set to kick off an eThekwini Urban Week from 30 October to 3 November 2017. The urban week celebration events will take place at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and feature: […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Deliver and Participate in Discussions at the Dinner Exchange on the City, Culture and Heritage

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, will attend a dinner conversation, hosted by ACC. Date: 24 October 2017 Time: 18:00 – 22.00 Venue: A4 Arts Foundation, 23 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town The purpose of the conversation is to explore how vital urban discussions can be opened up beyond a […]

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Social Cohesion is Central to the National Development Plan – Deputy Minister Andries Nel

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel delivered a keynote address at the Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop in Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria on Thursday, 12 October. The two-day workshop, which started this morning, is hosted by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The objectives […]

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The National Development Plan Unpacked

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The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term perspective. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. As a long-term strategic plan, it serves four broad objectives: Providing overarching goals for what we want to achieve by 2030. Building consensus on the key […]

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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 […]