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Traditional Leaders, CoGTA Minister Commit to Intensify Fight Against the Deaths of Initiates

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zwelini Mkhize met the Eastern Cape traditional leadership yesterday 27 December 2018, to discuss ways of curbing further deaths of initiates during the traditional ritual of ulwaluko. The country has seen a spike in death of initiates in as many weeks particularly in the Eastern Cape. […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize to Attend Xhosa Carnival

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The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize will attend and address the 2nd annual Xhosa Festival, a cultural event aimed at promoting Xhosa tradition. The festival is hosted by His Majesty Kumkani Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu of AmaXhosa and the Xhosa Kingdom. The festival is an educational family event planned and to educate […]

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Minister Zweli Mkhize Welcomes Court Intervention as the Department Seeks to Recover Funds

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, has welcomed the court decision granted in favour of the Department of Cooperative Governance in its quest to recover funds that were erroneously transferred. In July and August this year, the Department erroneously transferred a total of R183 450 000.00 to the Greater Sekhukhune […]

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End of Year Statement by Minister Zweli Mkhize on Progress Made by CoGTA in Implementing Programme of Action

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It has been a hectic, challenging but also a very productive year for the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs portfolio. Around March this year we indicated that seven percent of the country’s municipalities were classified as well-functioning, about 31% as being reasonably functional, thirty-one percent as almost dysfunctional and the remaining 31% as dysfunctional or […]

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Minister Mkhize Applauds Work Done to Abate Councillor Killings and Calls on SALGA to Deliver Better Services

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The arrests related to the killing of councillors in the province of KwaZulu Natal has seen the scourge abate and this was as a result of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intervention through Inter Ministerial Team. This was said by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Zweli Mkhize at the South African Local Government […]

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Government Will Continue to Attend to Issues of Concern to the Khoi and San Communities

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) is continuing to engage the National Khoisan Council (NKC) as part of the implementation of the South African Human Rights Commission Report entitled National Hearings Relating to the Human Rights Situation of the Khoi-San in South Africa, and to promote the rights of the Khoi and […]

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Government Issues Certificate Of Recognition to Kumkani Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau as the King of Amampondo

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Government has issued a certificate of recognition to His Majesty Kumkani Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Siqcau as the King of AmaMpondo in terms of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, 2003 (Act No.42 of 2003). Government began the process of recognizing Mr Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Siqcau as the King of AmaMpondo in terms of the Traditional Leadership […]