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Highway Africa – Local Government Day!

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The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) invites members of the media to the Highway Africa Conference taking place in Grahamstown.   The Highway Conference is proudly hosted by the University of Rhodes in partnership with SALGA, Department of Cooperative Governance and the South African Cities Network to mount a series of events focused on local […]

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The 4th Term of Democratic Local Government is Taking Shape Across the Country

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The Constitution established local government as a distinctive sphere of government, interdependent and interrelated with national and provincial spheres of government. To this effect, since the year 2000 the democratic local government continued to deliver services to communities and has also put in place structures and system that have since been assisting this important sphere […]

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Cabinet Pumps Resources into Municipal Infrastructure

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Cabinet has made a key decision to plough more resources into municipal infrastructure, especially for maintenance, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe. Minister Radebe was briefing media on Monday in Pretoria following the Cabinet Lekgotla that was held last week. The Lekgotla, according to Minister Radebe, provided an opportunity […]

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Excitement Rising for the Upcoming Coronation of the VhaVenda King!

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On Thursday, 18 August 2016, Government joined other stakeholders and the royal family during the media briefing held in the palace of His Majesty, King Mphephu Ramabulana. The plenipotentiaries’, the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, honourable Obed Bapela, and the MEC for COGTA in Limpopo Province, honourable Makoma Makhurupetjte indicated they were […]

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2016 Municipal Elections Free and Fair – IEC

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South Africa’s 2016 Municipal Elections, in which over 200 parties participated were free and fair, the Electoral Commission (IEC) Chairperson Glen Mashinini declared as he announced the final results on Saturday. “It is my privilege to declare the 2016 Local Government Elections free and fair,” he told a packed national Results Operations Centre, in Pretoria. […]

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Elections Date Declared a Public Holiday

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The date of the 2016 local government elections, 3 August 2016, has been declared a public holiday.This would enable all South Africans who are eligible to vote to exercise their right on the day, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. “Voting is a fundamental right enshrined in our Constitution,” he said. “It is important that […]

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Municipal Demarcation Board Conference 2016

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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) welcomes the first ever Demarcation and Spatial Transformation conference by the Municipal Demarcation Board to be held between 23rd and 24th June 2016. The Municipal Demarcation Board is an independent authority responsible for the determination of municipal boundaries. The Board’s status as an independent authority is […]

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State of Readiness for Local Government Elections

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It is all systems go on the state of readiness for the fourth democratic local government elections, which will take place on 03 August 2016. The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Elections met today to ensure that preparations for the Local Government Elections are on track. The IMC led by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional […]