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The Fourth Urban Conference is Upon Us

The South African Cities Network (SACN) is partnering with the City of Tshwane, the Department of Cooperative Governance, and the South African Local Government Association to convene the Fourth South Africa Urban Development Conference in March 2015.

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KZN Cogta Welcomes Increased Infrastructure Budget

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has welcomed the increased infrastructure budget allocations for municipalities and the fact that a significant share will go to KZN.

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Focusing on Turning Municipalities Around

Debate on the State of the Nation Address: Speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan

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  • The Fourth Urban Conference is Upon Us +

    The South African Cities Network (SACN) is partnering with the City of Tshwane, the Department of Cooperative Governance, and the Read More
  • KZN Cogta Welcomes Increased Infrastructure Budget +

    KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has welcomed the increased infrastructure budget allocations for municipalities Read More
  • Focusing on Turning Municipalities Around +

    Debate on the State of the Nation Address: Speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan Read More
  • Minister Gordhan Welcomes the Decision by Malamulele Stakeholders to Lift the Shutdown +

    The Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs Minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan, welcomes the decision by the majority of stakeholders in Malamulele Read More
  • Release of the Report by the Municipal Demarcation Board on Malamulele +

    'The study commissioned by the Board found that the proposal for a stand-alone municipality for the area of Malamulele does 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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