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COGTA Calls for Effective Collaboration in Implementing Back to Basics

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel appealed for collaboration across the three spheres of government in implementing the Back to Basics programme and warned of consequences for failure to do so.

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Back to Basics Through MDB's Ward Delimitation Consultative Process

Address by Mr Andries Nel, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the launch of the Municipal Demarcation Boards Ward Delimitation Consultative Process, Gamalakhe Sports and Leisure Centre, KwaZulu Natal.

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What is the National Development Plan?

The National Development Plan is a plan for the country to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 through uniting South Africans.

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  • COGTA Calls for Effective Collaboration in Implementing Back to Basics +

    Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel appealed for collaboration across the three spheres of government Read More
  • Back to Basics Through MDB's Ward Delimitation Consultative Process +

    Address by Mr Andries Nel, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the launch of the Municipal Demarcation Read More
  • What is the National Development Plan? +

    The National Development Plan is a plan for the country to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 through uniting Read More
  • Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Outlines Ward Delimitation Process Priorities +

    While awaiting the publication of the formula for the determination of the number of Councillors the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Read More
  • Going Back to Basics through Effective Municipal Governance +

    In our efforts to recognise and adequately reward good performance and ensure sufficient consequences for under-performance, the Department of Cooperative Read More
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Deputy Minister's Profile

Deputy Minister

Mr Andries Carl Nel

Mr Andries Carl Nel is the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Republic of South Africa. He was the Deputy Minister for Constitutional Development from May 2009 until 09 July 2013 and has been a member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC) since 1994.

 
Academic Qualifications

Mr Nel holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Pretoria.

 
Positions last held/Career/Memberships/Other Activities

Mr Nel served as Whip of Portfolio Committee on Justice and House Whip from 2000 to 2002. Between 2006 and 2007 he served as Acting Chief Whip of the African National Congress (ANC) and as a Chairperson of House of the National Assembly between 2008 and 2009.

He has served as Deputy Chief Whip of the ANC from 2002 to 2008, a member of Portfolio Committees on Justice and Constitutional Development, Correctional Services, Health, Home Affairs, Communications, and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). He has also served in various Ad hoc committees as well as internal parliamentary committees such as the Rules, Joint Rules and Programme Committees, the Chief Whips' Forum and Parliamentary Oversight Authority.

Mr Nel has been involved in the National Union of South Africa Students, South African Student Press Union, Students for a Democratic Society, Students for Human Rights and the End Conscription Campaign. He was active in politics since high school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He has also served on the Constitutional Assembly Committee dealing with the judiciary and legal system and was a Co-ordinator of the Legal and Monitoring Team and ANC National Elections Team.

Mr Nel was a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC Youth League from 1996 to 2001; Co-ordinator of the Lawyers for Human Rights' Capital Punishment and Penal Reform Project from 1990 to 1994 and a member of ANC structures at branch and regional level in the Pretoria area.

 

To get in touch with the Deputy Minister, contact Nomusa Ntuli on:

Tel: 012 334 0673

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