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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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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, […]

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South African Urban Conference to Assess Progress of Integrated Urban Development Framework Implementation

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will join other government spheres and various sectors at the South African Urban Conference which is set to kick off an eThekwini Urban Week from 30 October to 3 November 2017. The urban week celebration events will take place at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and feature: […]

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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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Deputy Minister Nel on the Development of Inclusive, Resilient and Liveable Urban Settlements

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12 September 2017   ORDOS, CHINA Intervention by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(CoGTA)  At the High Level Segment of 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification during Interactive Dialogue 2: “How can local governments help address the challenges of land […]

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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 and resources […]

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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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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires amongst others municipalities to develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]