COGTA Welcomes the Newly Appointed Members of the Municipal Demarcation Board

2014 marks two decades since South Africa emerged from apartheid to democratic dispensation. The government has done much to address the inherited disparities of the past even though challenges still remain. The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs have bid farewell to the outgoing board whilst inaugurating ten newly appointed members in a ceremony that was held at Birchwood Hotel. The Board marks fifteen years of spatial transformation.

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Farewell and Inauguration Ceremonies of Board Members at the Municipal Demarcation Board

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs invites media to the farewell of outgoing members and inauguration of newly appointed members of the Municipal Demarcation Board (the Board) that will be held as follows:

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State of the Nation Address 2014

The President of the Republic of South Africa Mr Jacob Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, 13 February 2014.

Because 2014 is an election year, it is expected that there will be another State of the Nation Address after the national and provincial election. The date for the election is still to be set.

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CoGTA Minister Tsenoli hosts Palestinian counterpart

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lechesa Tsenoli, the Palestine Minister for Local Government,  Saed Al-Koni and his delegation for the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between the State of Palestine and South Africa, addressing co-operation in the fields of local governance and municipal development.

 

This is the first official visit by the Palestinian Minister, but the visit follows a Commitment to Cooperate document that was signed in Durban between the CoGTA and the Palestine Ministry of Local Government in 2011. The cooperation is based on the needs, interests and potential of both parties, and to set the foundation for launching an exchange and cooperation programme between Palestine and the Republic of South Africa with specific focus on Local Governance and Municipal Development.

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Statement on Service Delivery Protests

Government expressed serious concerns over the violence that accompanied most of the service delivery protests experienced in the past few weeks.  Echoing the sentiments of the President the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lechesa Tsenoli, condemns the violent nature of public protests in the country which have resulted in the destruction of public and private property and a tragic loss of life.

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