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Post 19/01: Chief Director: Disaster Risk Reduction, Capacity Development Ref No: CD/DRRCD-05/24

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The vision of the Department of Cooperative Governance is to have a well-coordinated system of government consisting of national, provincial, and local spheres working together to achieve sustainable development and service delivery. The Department intends to invest in human capital, increase integrated technical capacity directed at service delivery and promote representativity in the Department through […]

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Minister Nkadimeng Welcomes the Introduction of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill, 2024 (Coalition Bill)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Ms Thembi Nkadimeng welcomes the introduction of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act, 2024 (“the Bill”) to provide for a legislative framework to guide the formation and the management of coalition governments, as well as providing systems to minimise the challenges of coalitions within the […]

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Deputy Minister Tau to Deliver the Ministerial Address at the 2024 ENLIT Africa Conference

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Parks Tau, will deliver the Ministerial address at the three-day Enlit Africa Conference taking place from 21 – 23 May 2024 in Cape Town. Convened under the theme: “Less talk, more action: Catalysing a sustainable transition,” the three-day conference is an inclusive end-to-end industry […]

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Enhancing South Africa’s Disaster Management System: A Strategic Review

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (DCoG), through the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), is leading a comprehensive review of South Africa’s Disaster Management System in the 2024/25 financial year. This initiative aims to strengthen the existing framework for integrated and coordinated disaster management. The review focuses on all phases of disaster management: […]

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Local Government: General Laws Amendment Bill

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Ms Thembi Nkadimeng welcomes the introduction of the Local Government: General Laws Amendment Bill – aimed at enhancing the functionality and efficiency of local government. This Bill reflects government’s ongoing commitment to ensuring good governance and improving service delivery within municipalities across South Africa. The Local […]

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Remarks by Deputy Minister Parks Tau at the MOU Signing Ceremony with Roads Agency Limpopo

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Remarks by Deputy Minister Parks Tau at the MOU Signing Ceremony with Roads Agency Limpopo, the Ranch Hotel, Polokwane 06 October 2023 Programme Director, Hon. MEC for Limpopo Treasury Seaparo Sekoati Hon. MEC for Limpopo Department of Public Works, Roads & Infrastructure, Mme Nkakareng Rakgoale  Hon MEC of Limpopo Department of Coghsta Basikopo Makamu, Executive […]

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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy and allows citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At the local government level, the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires, among others, that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising their powers. These […]

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Minister Nkadimeng Directs the National Disaster Management Centre to Coordinate Teams to Respond to Floods and Inclement Weather in Parts of the Eastern Cape

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Following heavy summer rainfall, some parts of the country are experiencing flooding, especially in the Eastern Cape’s Mnquma, Mbashe, King Sabatha Dalindyebo, Nyandeni, Port St Johns, Ingquza and Mbizana municipal areas. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Ms Thembisile Nkadimeng noted that the highest amounts of rainfall received have affected communities at […]

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Address by CoGTA Deputy Minister Parks Tau at the Southern Africa Regional Office Executive Committee Meetings

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18 March 2023 Salutations Programme Director, SALGA President, SARO Executive Committee, Distinguished Guests, and Ladies and Gentlemen: Introduction It is a sincere honour to be invited to the Executive Committee meeting of the Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO) meant to, in the main, forge a common understanding amongst the leadership on the history and future […]

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Human Rights Day

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Human Rights Day Human Rights Day is more than just a public holiday. It commemorates one of the most important pillars of our democracy and our Constitution, the Bill of Rights. We remember the struggle and sacrifice made by thousands of people who marched for equality and basic human rights. Why is 21 March Human Rights […]