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Coronation of King of AmaMpondo AseNyandeni to Take Place

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, wishes to announce that the Royal Family of AmaMpondo aseNyandeni Kingship will be hosting the coronation of His Majesty King Mangaliso Ndamase (Ndlovuyezwe!), at Nyandeni Great Place, Libode in the Eastern Cape Province on the 3rd of October 2018. The ceremony will take the […]

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COGTA Welcomes Two New Deputy Directors-General

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize has welcomed two new Deputy Directors-General appointed at the Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA) — Ramatsobane Shoky Mogaladi and Thandaza Shandu. “I am pleased to welcome the two DDGs to their new role in the COGTA family. Their expertise and wealth of experience will further assist […]

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Minister Mkhize Welcomes the New Deputy Directors-General in the Department of Traditional Affairs

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize has extended a warm welcome to new Deputy Directors-General (DDGs) appointed at the Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA), Ms Ramatsobane Shoky Mogaladi and Ms Thandaza Shandu. Ms Mogaladi will lead the Research Policy and Legislation (RPL) branch which is responsible for research and […]

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Address By The Deputy Minister Of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Mr Obed Bapela, At The Eastern Cape Winter Initiation Season Launch


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Ah Zanelizwe!
, Hon MEC – COGTA: Fikile Xasa, 
Deputy Executive Mayor OR Tambo District Cllr: Nogumla, Chairperson of the National House  of Traditional Leaders, Ikosi Mahlangu, Ndzundza! Chairperson of the Provincial House, Inkosi Nonkonyane, Members of the National and Provincial Houses of Traditional Leaders, Members of the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders
, Head of Departments, […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Addresses China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation

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On Friday, 8 June 2017, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs #COGTA Obed Bapela delivered a key note address at the research seminar on opportunities and challenges of China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation. Deputy Minister Bapela emphasised the significance of the implementation of Special Economic Zones Programme and its impact on South Africa’s capabilities to manage […]

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Address by the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Mr Obed Bapela, at The China-Africa Industrialisation Cooperation Seminar

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE & TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR OBED BAPELA, AT The CHINA-AFRICA INDUSTRIALISATION COOPERATION SEMINAR, 08 June 2018, Tshwane   Programme Director, Chinese Ambassador, Lin Songtain, FOCAC Ambassador, Zhou Yuxiao, Professor Lieckness Simbayi, Deputy Chief Executive Office, HSRC, Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller, Executive Director, HSRC, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning, Ni […]

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CoGTA Minister , Dr Zweli Mkhize, Convenes MINMEC Meeting

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will today, 18 May 2018 convene the CoGTA MINMEC meeting to be attended by Provincial CoGTA MECs.  The meeting will look at the work of COGTA including interventions to assist dysfunctional and distressed municipalities and work related to the Department of Traditional Affairs. […]