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Understanding Local Government

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1. The role and spheres of government Government has the responsibility to make policies and laws about the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the delivery of government services. Government collects revenue [income] from taxes and uses this money to provide services and infrastructure that improves the lives of all the people in the country, […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Covid-19 Vaccine Injury No-fault Compensation Scheme Regulations

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, after consultation with the relevant Cabinet members, has Gazetted in terms of section 27(2) of […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Covid-19 Alert Level 1 Amended Regulations

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Following the decision of Cabinet, and upon recommendation of the Minister of Health, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma designated under section 3 and 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), has gazetted amendments to directions relating to alert level 1. Communities, Industries, businesses […]

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Updated Weather Forecast for South Africa

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During the past 48 hours, numerous severe weather-related impacts have been reported over the western parts of the Free State as well as over the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape (covering the period 26 to 27 January 2021). Some of these impacts included damage to (and closure of) roads, widespread flooding as well as […]

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Disruptive Rainfall Over the Central Interior

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Extra-Tropical Low Ex-Eloise has been widely covered in the news since the past weekend, from landfall south of Beira, Mozambique, with full Tropical Cyclone status during the early morning hours of Saturday, 23 January 2021. This system has left an extensive trail of destruction along its path over Mozambique as well as the north-eastern parts […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Condolence Message On The Passing Of Her Majesty Queen Nozamile Sigcawu Of AmaXhosa

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has learned with sadness of the untimely passing of Queen Nozamile Sigcawu of AmaXhosa Kingship. The late AmaXhosa Queen Mother was the wife to the late King, His Majesty Xolilizwe Nozamile and the mother to His Majesty, the late King Mpendulo Zwelonke […]