Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires amongst others municipalities to develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]

Minister van Rooyen’s Address at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit

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His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, All Ministers present, Premiers, Deputy Ministers, members of Parliament and MECs, Chairpersons of the CoGTA Portfolio and Select Committees; Traditional Leaders present; Leadership of SALGA, South African Cities Network and Municipal Demarcation […]

Young Offenders Offer Advice to SA’s Youth

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 Young offenders, who are serving prison sentences, have encouraged the youth of South Africa to focus on getting an education and to avoid being involved in criminal activities to improve their living conditions. On Saturday, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Deputy Minister Andries Nel convened an interactive imbizo with youngsters at Emthonjeni Youth Centre […]

Game Changers to Improve Municipalities

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With municipalities continuing work to improve themselves, new conditional grants and so called “game changers” will be introduced, National Treasury said on Wednesday. This as government continues to work to reduce costs and improve financial management. Tabling the 2017 Budget before a joint sitting of Parliament, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said government continues to invest […]

Deputy Minister Andries Nel at the Launch of “Electing Councillors: A Guide to the Municipal Elections”

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20 July 2016 Johannesburg   Ms Renate Tenbusch, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Professor Jaap de Visser, Dullah Omar Institute, Mr Paul Berkowitz, EDGIS Ms Ilona Tip, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, Ms Nompumelelo Runji, Facilitator, Leadership of the Wits School of Governance, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for the opportunity to address you […]