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Combatting the Big Dry

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With the drought having been declared a national disaster, Vuk’uzenzele gets to the cause and what’s being done to save water. With the drought having reached crisis levels in the Northern and Eastern Cape, where dam levels in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality are at only 25 percent, it is time for South Africans […]

DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

National Statement of South Africa Delivered by Deputy Minister Andries Nel

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NATIONAL STATEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA AT THE THE 8TH WORLD WATER FORUM IN BRASILIA PRESENTED BY MR ANDRIES NEL, DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, ON 20 MARCH 2018   Excellency Minister José Sarney Filho, Members of the Presidium Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Em nome de sua Excellencia Cyril Ramaphosa, Presidente da […]

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New Cabinet Announced

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to the National Executive and the appointment of David Mabuza as the new Deputy President of the Republic. Nhlanhla Nene, who held the post once before, has been appointed as Minister of Finance. In a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday evening, the President said […]

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Reclassification of Drought in Various Provinces as a National Disaster

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Reclassification of Drought in Various Provinces as a National Disaster

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen in his capacity as the chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on drought and water scarcity welcomed the reclassification of drought as a national disaster. Following the announcement by the IMTT on 09 February 2018, the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), […]

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Minister van Rooyen Assesses Flood-hit Areas in Bokone Bophirima

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The provinces of Gauteng, North West, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Free State and some parts of the Northern Cape and the Eastern Cape received the much needed rains after long drought that besieged the whole country. These were followed by further rains associated with the ex-Tropical cyclone Dineo which affected parts of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. The […]