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Discover the Intermediate City Municipalities Programme

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South Africa’s apartheid history and the distortions it created in the space economy have had tremendous effects on secondary cities. Because of constrained urbanization under apartheid, dense settlements sprang up at the edge of the so-called homeland areas as close to urban areas in “white” South Africa as possible. These settlements were in fact residential […]

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department Of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(COGTA).  The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved living conditions […]

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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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What is the Role of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent?

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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) was established as Government Component within the Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). It is a Schedule 3 entity regulated in terms of the Public Service Act, of 1994, as amended. This initiative is an integral part of the Department of Cooperative Governance’s programme towards improving municipal […]

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Deputy Minister, Andries Nel Engaged the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance an Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel met with the Chief Executive Officer of South African Council for Planners, Mr Martin Lewis and other stakeholders as part of the process to engage on the implementation and the realisation of the ideals of the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF). The […]

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Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Integrated Urban Development Grant Seminar

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  OPENING REMARKS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL, at the INTEGRATED URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANT SEMINAR, 05 July 2018, Boksburg   Programme Director, Representatives from provincial Cogtas, City Managers, CFOs, Heads of Planning and Engineering Services, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Introduction Good Afternoon, I do apologise for not […]

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Address by Deputy Minister Nel at the Metropolis Annual Meeting Media Launch

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL, on Implementing the Integrated Urban Development Framework to address global and national urban challenges at the METROPOLIS ANNUAL MEETING MEDIA LAUNCH, Nasrec, Johannesburg, 14 June 2018   Programme Director, Mr Mpho Nawa; Premier of Gauteng, Hon David Makhura; President of SALGA […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Visit Umhlathuze Municipality

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Deputy Minister, Mr Andries Nel will visit Umhlathuze Municipality on the 14 and 15 June 2018. In line with the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), the Department of Cooperative Governance with its partners designed an Intermediate City Municipalities programme that provides support to enable them to respond to the […]