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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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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 […]

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Intermediate Cities Programme Workshop Paves Way for IUDF Implementation

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On Wednesday 15 November, the Intermediate Cities Programme workshop took place in Birchwood Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni. The workshop brought together Intermediate City Municipalities, provincial COGTAs, Technical Steering Committee members as well as invited experts. The Integrated Urban Development Framework highlights the important roles that intermediate or secondary cities play within regional economies. While […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen’s Address during the 2017 National Local Economic Development Conference

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DES VAN ROOYEN, at the NATIONAL LED CONFERENCE, 09 November 2017, Tshwane   Programme Director, Deputy Minister Andries Nel, Honourable Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, Honourable Deputy Ministers from DSBD, EDD and COGTA, Honourable Chairpersons of DSBD & COGTA Portfolio Committees Honourable […]

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Ministers Des van Rooyen and Zulu to Address the Inaugural National Local Economic Development Conference

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The Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des Van Rooyen and Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will host the inaugural National Local Economic Development (LED) Conference this week in Pretoria. This important conference that speaks to local economic development, will provide a strategic platform for a dialogue between the […]

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Local Government Says NO to Corruption!

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The most widely accepted definition of ‘Corruption’ is that it is a practice of abusing public office/funds for private gain. Consequences of Corruption can be far reaching and can hinder people’s access to basic services and economic opportunities. Rampant corruption erodes all tenants of a progressive democracy. For South Africa to successfully implement the National […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Remarks at the City of Polokwane Council Meeting

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s remarks during the City of Polokwane Council meeting on 3rd November 2017 to discuss Intermediate City Municipality Support Programme Pilot Project The Deputy Minister thanked the Speaker, Chief Whip, the Executive Mayor and all councillors for the opportunity to be present at this historic occasion and have the opportunity to address […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen’s Remarks at the Tourism Transformation Summit

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Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, MECs present here today, Chairpersons of Portfolio Committees, Members of Parliament, Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, Executive Mayors and Mayors present, Members of Mayoral Committees, Councillors present, CEOs and leadership from the private sector and NGOs, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, […]