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Minister Dlamini Zuma Welcomes the Constitutional Court Judgement on the Reopening of Candidates Nomination Process in the 2021 Local Government Elections

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma welcomes the judgement handed down on Monday, 20 September 2021 by the Constitutional Court in which she was cited as one of the respondents. Today’s judgement follows an urgent application by the Democratic Alliance (DA), for direct access and an order seeking […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on Gazetting the Date of the 2021 Municipal Elections

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has today, 20 September 2021, gazetted the date of the municipal elections scheduled for 01 November 2021. This will be the sixth municipal election held in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. To comply with statutory and constitutional obligations, […]

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South Africa’s Local Government Elections to Take Place on 1 November 2021

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South Africans will head to the polls on 1 November 2021 to elect the political leadership of the country’s 257 municipalities, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced. The announcement of the election date came after the Constitutional Court on Friday refused the Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC) application […]

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Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 1 September 2021

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A. Issues in the Environment 1. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccine roll-out 1.1. Cabinet was apprised by the Department of Health on the progress of the Vaccination Roll-out Programme, which included epidemiology (the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health) and surveillance. Cabinet […]

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​Tourism Month 2021

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​Tourism Month is celebrated annually in September to highlight South Africa’s diverse tourism offerings as well as the sector’s significant contribution to the country’s economy. Inspired by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), World Tourism Day celebrations on 27 September, Tourism Month provides a platform for the South African sector to celebrate, reflect and […]

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How is the District Development Model Aligned to the Integrated Urban Development Framework?

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Since the introduction of the District Development Model (DDM) there is a perception that it has replaced the Integrated Urban Development Framework  (IUDF). These perceptions are not factual and are incorrect. This article will argue how the DDM and IUDF complement each other in addressing major social, spatial, and economic challenges in our country. It […]