Deputy Minister Nel Unpacks the Integrated Urban Development Framework at the 2017 Human Settlements Development Summit

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The Deputy Minister (DM) for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel unpacked the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) at the Human Settlements Development Summit 2017 taking place from 21 – 22 September 2017. The summit is held under the theme – “Building our future today – ensuring liveable spaces for every family”. […]

IMC: Services Provided in Vuwani

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vuwani has commended the Limpopo Provincial Government for ensuring that a technical team is in place to assist with the implementation of services in LIM345 and all its 36 wards. The technical team is made up of all provincial departments. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on […]

Update on the meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vuwani

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The Inter Ministerial Committee on Vuwani, chaired by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Mr Des van Rooyen, met in Cape Town yesterday, 13 September 2017.   The IMC noted that the situation in Vuwani in the Vhembe District is still volatile and unstable as shutdown continues to rage in some parts of LIM345. […]

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 […]

Deputy Minister Nel Highlights Vital Role Played by Geomatics Sector in Service Delivery

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I am proud to acknowledge this industry and its different role-players and the vital role they play in the field of spatial planning and facilitating municipal service delivery and infrastructure planning. Thank you for the complex, understated and somewhat unappreciated, yet significant role that you play in ensuring that the local government sector runs smoothly. […]

Minister van Rooyen: ICTs Pivotal for Youth and Women Development

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the AFRICA DECENTRALISATION DAY COMMEMORATION, 10 August 2017, CSIR ICC, Tshwane   Programme Director, DG Nwaila, Ambassador of DRC and Dean of Diplomatic Corp, Ambassador Bene M’Poko, President of SALGA, Cllr Parks Tau Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Mr Solly Msimanga, […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel Calls for Firm Commitment to the New Urban Agenda Implementation

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel addressed the High-level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development held in Chengdu Municipality, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China on 21 July 2017. “The late Former President Nelson Mandela said that we need creativity to develop the City’s economy, to create jobs and resources […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel Calls for Firm Commitment to the New Urban Agenda Implementation

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Andries Nel addressed the High-level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development held in Chengdu Municipality, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China on 21 July 2017. “The late Former President Nelson Mandela said that we need creativity to develop the City’s economy, to create jobs […]

Minister Des van Rooyen on the Role of Government in Youth Development

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MINISTER DES VAN ROOYEN, at the LOCAL GOVERNMENT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 20 June 2017, Muldersdrift   Programme Director, Thapelo Maleke Deputy Minister Nel, Youth leaders from across the country, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Dumelang, Sanibonani, Good Morning, Molweni, Goeie More,   I’m very happy to […]