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Parly Adopts Report on Land Expropriation

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The Ad Hoc Committee – set up to amend Section 25 of the Constitution — has adopted a report on its work into a possible amendment to the Constitution in order for the State to expropriate land without compensation, in the public interest. Committee chairperson Thoko Didiza said in the report, the committee recommended to […]

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Eskom Implements Stage One Load Shedding

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Eskom will today implement load shedding that is likely to continue until 11pm. “Due to a shortage of capacity, Eskom will implement Stage 1 rotational load shedding from 11am today and is likely to continue until 11pm,” said the power utility on Thursday. Stage 1 calls for 1000MW to be rotationally load shed nationally at […]

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CoGTA Principals Respond to the President’s Call to Clean SA

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize led the CoGTa family to respond to the President’s call to make South Africa clean. Minister Mkhize, Deputy Minister andries Nel and Deputy Minister Obed Bapela joined the President, leaders from across the three spheres, stakeholders and communities in the Eastern Cape Province […]

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Government Commits to Ensuring that Maluti-A-Phofung is on the Road to Recovery

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Today the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize met with the Maluti-A-Phofung Consultative Committee to present the approved Recovery Action Plan which seeks to fast track the turn-around of the municipality. Dr Mkhize also used the opportunity to commit government to “resolving governance issues that affect efficient running of the municipality […]

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Deputy Minister Obed Bapela to attend the launch of the Maphungubwe Institute (MISTRA) Book on Traditional Leaders in a Democracy

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela will tomorrow, 28 February 2019, attend the launch of the Maphungubwe Institute (MISTRA) Book on “Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Resistance, Respect”. Deputy Minister Bapela will be part the panel and participate as a respondent during a discussion about the contested […]

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#Budget2019 Well Received

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Ministers have widely welcomed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2019 Budget, saying he had done well in the largely unstable economic climate. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize said Mboweni had a difficult budget amid rising debt and stunted economic growth. “The Minister has tried everything that can be done. It’s a very […]

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Deputy Minister Nel will Engage the Ethics Institute on Ethical Leadership in Local Government

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel will tomorrow (05 February 2019) convene a meeting with the Ethics Institute to explore partnership possibilities aimed at developing a code for ethical governance in municipalities. The Ethics Institute is an independent public institute producing original thought leadership and offering a range […]