DCoG Deputy Minister Parks Tau

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 […]

Commemorative Events

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 […]

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Declaration of a National State of Disaster: Impact of Severe Electricity Supply Constraint

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Declaration Of A National State Of Disaster: Impact Of Severe Electricity Supply Constraint The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted the declaration of a State of Disaster to respond to the electricity crisis and its effects. You can download the gazette: Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No 57 […]

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National Framework for LED (2018-2028): The Role of Cities in Advancing Local Systems of Innovation

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National Framework for LED (2018-2028): The Role of Cities in Advancing Local Systems of Innovation The role of cities in the development of national systems of innovation is well recognised. However, in South Africa, the function of cities in the development and advancement of innovative local systems remains a policy gap in Local Economic Development […]

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Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, MP: Message of Condolence to the People of the Ugu District Municipality Following the Untimely Passing of the District Mayor and Municipal Manager

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It is with deep sadness and disbelief that we received the news of the passing of two foremost servants of the people in the Ugu District. Our condolences and comforting arms reach out to the families of Her Worship Cllr Phumlile Mthiyane and Dr Michael Sibusiso Ntombela, respectively the Mayor and Municipal Manager of Ugu […]

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Deputy Minister Bapela Meets with Independent Electoral Commission Delegation

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Centurion – On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, Deputy Minister Obed Bapela held a high-level meeting with an Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) delegation led by its Chairperson Mosotho Moepya. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss traditional council elections and the implementation of the Traditional and KhoiSan Leadership Act (TKLA). Traditional Councils are mainly responsible […]

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Remarks by Deputy Minister Thembisile Nkadimeng at the Closing Ceremony of 2022 BRICS Summer School South Africa

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Remarks by Deputy Minister Thembisile Nkadimeng at the Closing Ceremony of 2022 BRICS Summer School South Africa Programme Director Honourable Ministers Premiers Partners  Ladies and gentlemen and, of course, our most honoured guests  The Young leaders participating in the 2022 BRICS Summer School  Good Evening  Thank you for inviting me to speak at this closing […]