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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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Deputy Minister Thembisile Nkadimeng’s Address at the Symposium on the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution

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 Programme Director Deputy Minister for Justice and Correctional Services  Honourable Premier of the Western Cape  Honourable Judge President of the Western Cape Bench  Invited guests Ladies and gentlemen.  The Constitution enjoins us to change virtually everything we inherited, including our economy, which must grow with perhaps unprecedented vigour, producing wealth that must be shared by […]

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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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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Brief the Media on the 2021 Local Government Elections

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the media on developments with regards to the 2021 local government elections. – Date: Tuesday, 03 August 2021 – Time: 16h00 – Venue: Virtual Members of the media invited to register for the virtual briefing via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3rNO0UJ NB: After registering, […]

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Updated Weather Forecast for South Africa

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During the past 48 hours, numerous severe weather-related impacts have been reported over the western parts of the Free State as well as over the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape (covering the period 26 to 27 January 2021). Some of these impacts included damage to (and closure of) roads, widespread flooding as well as […]

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Disruptive Rainfall Over the Central Interior

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Extra-Tropical Low Ex-Eloise has been widely covered in the news since the past weekend, from landfall south of Beira, Mozambique, with full Tropical Cyclone status during the early morning hours of Saturday, 23 January 2021. This system has left an extensive trail of destruction along its path over Mozambique as well as the north-eastern parts […]

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Nelson Mandela Bay Declared a Hotspot

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From Thursday midnight, the government began implementing additional measures in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. Addressing the nation on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Cabinet declared Nelson Mandela Bay a Coronavirus hotspot following a recommendation of the National […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma to Deliver a Keynote Address at a Virtual IDDR Commemorative Event

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will as a host, deliver a keynote address at a virtual commemorative event of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR).   In line with its long-standing tradition of provincial rotation, the commemoration will be convened jointly with the Gauteng Provincial […]