DCoG Deputy Minister Andries Nel

Message of Support by Deputy Minister Andries Nel during the celebration of Hosi N’wamitwa II Ten Year Anniversary at N’wamitwa Village

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Directors of the Programme, Hosi Nwamitwa wa Mbiri, halala, Esteemed Members of the Royal Council, The Speaker of the National Assembly, Acting Premier of Limpopo, MEC Azwindini Ndou, and all MECs present, Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Inkosikazi Mhlauli, Chairperson of Limpopo Provincial House, Kgosi Dikgale, and all traditional leaders here […]

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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 Minister Zweli Mkhize’s Message of Support at the Funeral of Queen Mother of Amampondo Asenyandeni

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize delivered the national government message of support and condolence at the funeral of the Queen Mother Fikelephi Bongolethu Ndamase of AmaMpondo AseNyandeni today, which was attended by dignitaries from government, political parties, traditional leaders and South African royal houses. The minister was representing the national government […]

DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

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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Minister Mkhize Mourns the Passing of the Queen-Mother of AmaMpondo

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, has extended his condolences on the passing of Queen Fikelephi ‘Bongolethu’ Ndamase. The Queen Mother of amaMpondo aseNyandeni passed away this morning, 07 June 2018. “We are honoured to have known the Queen Mother who has been a pillar and a mother to […]

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The Customary Initiation Bill

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The Customary Initiation Bill (CIB) was tabled in Parliament on 5 April 2018, as Bill No 7 of 2018 [B7-2018]. An explanatory summary of the Bill was published in Government Gazette No. 41498 of 16 March 2018. This Bill aims to provide for the effective regulation of customary initiation practices; to provide for the establishment of […]