Be Part of this Year’s Spatial Transformation of Cities Conference

In order to address the legacy of apartheid it is imperative that cities are spatially transformed and restructured. Without a clear vision and plan for the transformation of our urban built environment, it will be very difficult for cities, and South Africa as a whole, to overcome the apartheid spatial legacy. 

President Jacob Zuma Opens the National House of Traditional Leaders

Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Annual Official Opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Parliament, Cape Town.

27 February 2014 

The Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosi Pontsho Maubane,


Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Max Sisulu,


The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Honourable Mninwa Mahlangu,


Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP,


Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel,

Media Alert: President Zuma to Open the National House of National Traditional Leaders

In terms of Section 8(b) of the National House of Traditional Leaders Act, 2009 (Act 22 of 2009), the President of the Republic of South Africa or a person designated by him must render an Annual Address to the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL).

Minister Gordhan Anchors Budget on Economic Growth

Cape Town – Despite the sluggish local economic growth brought about by the 2008 global recession, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has not gone back on his 2013 growth projections.

Tabling his 2014 Budget Speech in Parliament on Thursday, Minister Gordhan projected the Growth Domestic Product to increase from 2.7% in 2014 to 3.4% in 2016.

Over the next five years, Minister Gordhan said government would focus its efforts on economic growth. This would be backed-up by plans to increase investment in electricity and transport infrastructure.

Minister Tsenoli Takes Services to the People of Nelson Mandela Bay

Cooperative governance is key to the improvement of service delivery, creation of job opportunities and eradication of poverty. The  visit by the Minister of Cooperative and Traditional Affairs Lechesa Tsenoli and MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane to assess the work done on Community Works Programme at different sites within the Nelson Mandela Bay was a confirmation that the City was moving towards the right direction.

The Community Works Programme is a programme under the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs that seeks to address the triple challenge of unemployment, poverty eradication and inequality. Through this programme government contributes to service delivery gaps, where communities identify projects that cut across the three spheres of government.


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