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COGTA Minister Urges Citizens to Register to Vote on 10 & 11 March

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, has urged all South African citizens to register to vote during the Voter Registration and Address ‘harvesting’ drive this weekend.   “It is vital that citizens register to vote so that they can exercise their democratic right to vote during the 2019 elections,” said Minister Mkhize. […]

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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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MISA Hosts a Successful Orientation for Engineering Graduates

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The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) has over the years demonstrated its unwavering commitment to critical skills development in South Africa. On Friday, 9 February MISA hosted an orientation session for its current cohort of the flagship Young Graduate Programme in Midrand. The Civil and Electrical engineering, Town […]

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Crime Busting Operation Fiela II Launched

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has issued a stern warning to criminals that it does not matter what nationality they are, police would spare no effort in the clampdown of crime and corruption. Minister Mbalula was speaking at the re-launch of crime busting Operation Fiela which means to sweep in SeSotho. “We cannot coexist with criminals […]

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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 […]