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My Heritage, My Pride

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September is the month of celebrating our heritage and recognise different aspects of South African cultures and encourage all South Africans to celebrate their cultural heritage and diversity. This month recognises aspects of our rich South African culture, customs, religions and belief systems, and generally the cultural lives of people that have been inherited from […]

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The Role of Traditional Leadership in a Constitutional Democracy

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In September 2013, Cabinet approved the publication of a Bill that would pave the way for the Khoisan people to be recognised. The Bill makes statutory provisions for the recognition of the Khoisan and also addresses limitations of existing legislation relating to traditional leadership and governance. The Bill will contribute to the NDP’s key target […]

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CoGTA Regrets the Loss of Lives During the 2017 Initiation Season

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The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), noted with concern the challenges that have since erupted since the beginning the 2017 Winter Initiation Season. The season has thus far been charectarised by abductions of young people who are being forced to initiation schools.  It is important to note that this initiation schools that […]

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Minister Des van Rooyen on the Role of Government in Youth Development

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ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MINISTER DES VAN ROOYEN, at the LOCAL GOVERNMENT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 20 June 2017, Muldersdrift   Programme Director, Thapelo Maleke Deputy Minister Nel, Youth leaders from across the country, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Dumelang, Sanibonani, Good Morning, Molweni, Goeie More,   I’m very happy to […]