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CWP Aiming to Expand to More Municipalities

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The Community Work Programme (CWP) is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). Just above 1 million annually cumulative work opportunities have been provided to date. The CWP has over the years been able to establish 10 key strategic partnerships in order to enhance the quality of work outputs […]

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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”. […]

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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 […]

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COGTA Allocates R74m to Western Cape Drought Relief

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says government will allocate R74 million in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape. The Minister said this when he led a media briefing of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought at the Imbizo Centre in Parliament in Cape Town. The […]

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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. […]

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The Role of Traditional Leadership in a Constitutional Democracy

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In September 2013, Cabinet approved the publication of a Bill that would pave the way for the Khoisan people to be recognised. The Bill makes statutory provisions for the recognition of the Khoisan and also addresses limitations of existing legislation relating to traditional leadership and governance. The Bill will contribute to the NDP’s key target […]

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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 […]

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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 […]