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 […]

Bakoena Ba Mopeli Book Launch a Milestone for Traditional Leadership in South Africa

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen will officially hand over the book on Customary Law of Succession and Genealogy of the Bakoena Ba Mopeli to the Royal Family on 25 September 2017. The Bakoena Ba Mopeli will also on the same day (25 September 2017) launch this important […]


My Heritage, My Pride

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September is the month of celebrating our heritage and recognise different aspects of South African cultures and encourage all South Africans to celebrate their cultural heritage and diversity. This month recognises aspects of our rich South African culture, customs, religions and belief systems, and generally the cultural lives of people that have been inherited from […]

The Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba Welcomes the Inputs of Political Parties

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The importance of like-minded people coming together in a meeting such as the Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba is important and bears positive fruits. The involvement of many stakeholders at the inaugural indaba was an important ingredient which provided an opportunity to provide various perspectives that will assist to move the country forward. The content […]