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The National Disaster Management Advisory Forum Final Meeting of 2017

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The National Disaster Management Advisory Forum (NDMAF), which is the second highest national structure dealing with disaster matters in the country, met for the last meeting of 2017 in Centurion on Thursday, 7 December.   Seasonal Climate Watch  The Forum was updated on the status of the persistent drought in the Western Cape which is […]

Minister Des van Rooyen Satisfied with By-Elections Process in Metsimaholo

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  The chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Local Elections, Minister Des van Rooyen, continued his engagements in Metsimaholo from 28 – 29 November 2017. Following the special voting that took place on 28 November 2017, which saw about 6000 voters making their mark, the main election day on 29 November 2017 proceeded as expected. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]