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Minister Dlamini Zuma Mourns the Passing of Queen Mantfombi Dlamimi Zulu

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma sadly learned of the untimely passing of Her Majesty Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, Regent of the Zulu Nation. The Regent’s passing on Thursday, 29 April 2021, closely following that of King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu. We extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences […]

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COVID-19 No-Fault Compensation Scheme Draft Regulations Gazetted

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has invited the public to comment on the draft regulations of the COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme. The scheme, according to the gazette published on Thursday, is an essential part of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. In the gazette, Dlamini Zuma said vaccination rollout […]

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Launch of the Groundbreaking COGTA-United Nations Partnership to Support District Development Model

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the head of the United Nations (UN) in South Africa and Resident Coordinator, Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas, will launch the ground-breaking COGTA-UN partnership on 06 April 2021 in support of the implementation of the District Development Model (DDM) in the O.R. Tambo […]

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Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to Attend and Deliver a Keynote Address at the Official Renaming Event of Mbizana Local Municipality

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will visit Mbizana Local Municipality in Alfred Nzo District in the Wild Coast Region of the Eastern Cape Province. The Minister will deliver a keynote address at the official renaming of the municipality after the struggle stalwart, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The renaming […]

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DG Williamson Addresses Port St Johns Local Municipality Strategic Planning Session

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On Monday, 15 March 2021 the Director-General (DG) of the Department of Cooperative Governance, Ms Avril Williamson delivered the keynote address during the Port St Johns (PSJ) Local Municipality Strategic Planning Session on behalf of the Minister of COGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. The strategic planning session presented an opportunity to reflect on the performance […]

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What is the District Development Model?

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The District Development Model was initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his Budget Speech in 2019. Subsequently, the District Development Model was discussed and adopted by Cabinet, the 2019 Presidential Coordinating Council (PCC), the March 2020 extended PCC and various MINMECs. The President in the 2019 Presidency Budget Speech (2019) identified the “pattern of operating […]