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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Host the Urban Sector Forum Gala Dinner

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel, will on Thursday, 03 May 2018, host the Urban Sector Donors Gala Dinner for Ambassadors, Heads of missions and Heads of Country’s International Agencies on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF). A number of international institutions and countries are potential Donors who supports […]

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Future of Cities Discussed at the 2018 Executive Leadership Programme

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This week, South African Government and city leaders are engaging on Integrated Urban Development Framework  #IUDF topics such as Urban Youth Unemployment, City Mobility & Public Spaces at Executive Leadership Programme (ELP). ELP is a joint initiative by the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), South African Cities Network and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and runs for […]

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Minister Mkhize to Talk on Leading Future Cities

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will tomorrow, 9 April 2018, address the National Treasury’s Executive Leadership Programme gala dinner, which is convened under the theme, “Leading Future Cities: Navigating Today’s Complexity.” The Executive Leadership Programme is a weeklong event whose delegates include mayors, municipal managers and other senior executives from the […]

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Urban Renewal Key for South Africa’s Economy

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) welcomes the budget speech delivered by the former Minister of Finance on 21 February 2018. The speech made specific reference to the importance of urban renewal and spatial transformation, and how cities are at the heart of our national economy. Minister Gigaba emphasised this as a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]