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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 […]

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Deputy Minister Tau Highlight the Critical Role of Local Government in Aligning SDGs

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DEPUTY MINISTER TAU DELIVERED A KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SDGs SYMPOSIUM The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Parks Tau, delivered a Keynote Address at the Local Government Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Symposium. This symposium followed the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development held at the United Nations […]

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Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s Keynote Address at the 5th African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum

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Theme: “Collective responsibility for sustainable African capital cities” Topic: The power of cities across our continent Programme Directors; Your Worship Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Cllr Stevens Mokgalapa,; Your Worships the Mayors of African capital cities; The Dean of the Diplomatic corps and members of the diplomatic community; Hasting Chikoko Regional Chair of C40 […]

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Deputy Minister Nel to Launch the MOU Between DCOG and ICLEI Africa

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Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) and ICLEI Africa, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will on 02 May 2019 attend and officiate its launch. According to the MOU, the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) and ICLEI Africa will […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Address during the Debate on the Implementation of the National Development Plan

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Address by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs during a debate on: “Implementing the National Development Plan in Phases to Ensure Efficient Monitoring and Evaluation of its Targets Measured Against the MTSF” in the National Assembly on 27 November 2018   Chairperson Honourable Members We are grateful to follow […]

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Speech by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the 2018 MISTRA Urban Futures Conference

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Address by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairsat the MISTRA Urban Futures Conference: Realising Just Cities: Comparative Coproduction held in Cape Town on 6 November 2018   Min Sarveen Choudry, Minister for Urbanisation, Town and Country Planning and Housing in Himachal Pradesh State, India, Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and […]

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Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention on: “The role of local government in the implementation of the White Paper on Safety & Security and linkages with the Integrated Urban Development Framework”

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Ministers MECs Members of Parliament, Councilors Traditional Leaders, Leadership of SAP International partners Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and friends, We associate ourselves with the moment of silence for those firefighters who have lost their lives saving the lives of others. A very good morning to all present here today, and thank you for the opportunity […]

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Discover the Intermediate City Municipalities Programme

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Intermediate City Municipalities programme

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 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 […]