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South Africa’s Population at 59.6 Million

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Statistics South Africa says South Africa’s mid-year population is estimated at 59.6 million in 2020. According to the StatsSA report, Gauteng continues to record the largest share of South Africa’s population, with approximately 15.5 million people (26%) living in this province. KwaZulu-Natal is the province with the second largest population, with an estimated 11.5 million […]

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Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Andries Nel at Metropolis Annual Meeting Gala Dinner

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Sanibonani, Dumelang, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Goeie naand, Ri perile, Thobela, Lotjhani, Boa noite, Bon soir, As-salāmu ʿalaykum, Namaste. Good evening and welcome to South Africa, Ningizimu Afrika, Afrika Tshipembe, Mzansi Afrika, Suid-Afrika, Afrika Borwa, Afrika Dzonga, Africa do Sul, Afrique du Sud. I trust that protocol has been served in abundance today – in substantial […]

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Deputy Minister, Andries Nel Engaged the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance an Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel met with the Chief Executive Officer of South African Council for Planners, Mr Martin Lewis and other stakeholders as part of the process to engage on the implementation and the realisation of the ideals of the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF). The […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Host the Urban Sector Forum Gala Dinner

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Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel, will on Thursday, 03 May 2018, host the Urban Sector Donors Gala Dinner for Ambassadors, Heads of missions and Heads of Country’s International Agencies on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF). A number of international institutions and countries are potential Donors who supports […]

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Future of Cities Discussed at the 2018 Executive Leadership Programme

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This week, South African Government and city leaders are engaging on Integrated Urban Development Framework  #IUDF topics such as Urban Youth Unemployment, City Mobility & Public Spaces at Executive Leadership Programme (ELP). ELP is a joint initiative by the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG), South African Cities Network and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and runs for […]

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Minister Mkhize to Talk on Leading Future Cities

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will tomorrow, 9 April 2018, address the National Treasury’s Executive Leadership Programme gala dinner, which is convened under the theme, “Leading Future Cities: Navigating Today’s Complexity.” The Executive Leadership Programme is a weeklong event whose delegates include mayors, municipal managers and other senior executives from the […]

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MISA Hosts a Successful Orientation for Engineering Graduates

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The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) has over the years demonstrated its unwavering commitment to critical skills development in South Africa. On Friday, 9 February MISA hosted an orientation session for its current cohort of the flagship Young Graduate Programme in Midrand. The Civil and Electrical engineering, Town […]

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Crime Busting Operation Fiela II Launched

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has issued a stern warning to criminals that it does not matter what nationality they are, police would spare no effort in the clampdown of crime and corruption. Minister Mbalula was speaking at the re-launch of crime busting Operation Fiela which means to sweep in SeSotho. “We cannot coexist with criminals […]