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COGTA Minister Urges Citizens to Register to Vote on 10 & 11 March

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, has urged all South African citizens to register to vote during the Voter Registration and Address ‘harvesting’ drive this weekend.   “It is vital that citizens register to vote so that they can exercise their democratic right to vote during the 2019 elections,” said Minister Mkhize. […]

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Minister Mkhize Emphasises the Role of Local Government in the Energy Landscape

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize delivered an address at the Local Government Energy Summit convened by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on 08 March 2018 in Sandton,  Johannesburg. Minister welcomed the summit as an important step towards achieving the goals we set ourselves of providing electricity […]

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on Bulk Electricity and Water Accounts

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Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on bulk electricity and water accounts

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen convened the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on electricity on 13 February 2018 in Cape Town. The meeting today (13 February 2018) was convened to primarily receive and engage reports from various sectors, assess the levels of debts by municipalities to Eskom, Water […]

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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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CoGTA Minister Refutes Allegations by Business Day that he did not Answer Questions in the Portfolio Committee

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen noted with concern the wrong and misguided report by the Business Day Newspaper of 07 February 2018. The story is alleging that Minister failed to answer questions in the CoGTA portfolio committee held yesterday, on 06 February 2018. “As the Minister in […]