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Updated : March 5, 2018

CoGTA Minister to Host Brics Sectoral Meeting

Posted : June 26, 2018


The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will host BRICS Ministers responsible for local government and disaster management as well as mayors and other local government practitioners under the auspices of the BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Urbanisation Forum, in East London on 28 June through to the 1st of July this year. Read more »

Gauteng Premier David Makhura to host 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting

Posted : June 17, 2018


Premier David Makhura in his capacity as Co-president of World Association of Major Metropolises will host the 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting from 26th to 29th August at the Sandton Convention Centre, under the theme: “Inclusive Metropolitan Cities and City-Regions”. This forms part of ongoing efforts to localise the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda; as well as give international political visibility to the interests of Cities, find innovative solutions to the challenges facing Cities and City regions, lobby financial and technical assistance, and ensure mutual learning and capacity development. Read more »

President Ramaphosa on apartheid spatial planning

Posted : May 17, 2018


President Ramaphosa urges COGTA to decisively dismantle apartheid spatial planning

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 10 May 2018, visited the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) to interact with top management and the staff. This visit was in fulfillment of the President’s commitment in the State of the Nation Address to visit government departments and key state institutions as part of ensuring alignment in the work of government, as well as promoting good governance and professionalism in the public sector. Read more »

IUDF highlighted in 2018 COGTA budget vote

Posted : May 17, 2018


In his 2018 budget vote presented to parliament today, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, reemphasised the department’s commitment to the IUDF.

“Our national urban policy, the Integrated Urban Development Framework, was adopted by Cabinet on 26 April 2016. During his visit to our offices, the President directed us to lead the charge around integrated urban development and to decisively dismantle the legacy of apartheid spatial planning.

To this extent, we will ensure that, as part of their spatial development frameworks, municipalities identify strategically-located land that is required to transform the apartheid spatial patterns, boost economic growth and provide opportunities to our communities. We will also intensify work that we have started on the revival of small towns”, Dr. Mkhize said.

To read the full 2018 budget vote visit the COGTA website.

Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s welcome address

Posted : April 13, 2018


Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s welcome address at National Treasury’s Executive Leadership Programme

Address by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, at the welcome dinner of National Treasury’s Executive Leadership Programme, on ‘Leading Future Cities – navigating today’s complexity’ We are in it together: A whole-of-society approach to reaping the urban dividend, 9 April 2018, Johannesburg. Click here to view extended article.

SA Government Urges ‘Whole of Society – Whole of Government’ approach…

Posted : April 9, 2018


South African Government Urges ‘Whole of Society – Whole of Government’ approach to Respond To the challenges of sustainable urban development

The South African government sent a delegation to the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from February 7-13. The conference theme was “Cities 2030: Cities for All – Implementing the New Urban Agenda”. Read more »

IUDF can transform SA cities into economic engines…

Posted : April 9, 2018


Integrated Urban Development Framework can transform SA cities into economic engines-provided we get all-of-government, all-of-society buy-in.

This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) and Budget Speech re-affirmed government’s commitment to realising the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) and to holistically address urban challenges and opportunities. While, the IUDF is a long-term framework, government is also taking measures to deal with immediate urban issues. Read more »

‘We the city’ Architecture ZA conference

Posted : March 23, 2018


Globally, new opportunities are being created toward compact cities, improved energy consumption, economic and social dynamism, market creation, human development and climate change adaptation. The Architecture ZA conference – under the theme, ‘We the city’ – will explore these themes. Book your space now at www.architectureza.org

 

UN’s New Urban Agenda and how South Africa fits in

Posted : March 23, 2018


At the recent World Urban Forum, South Africa presented its progress in aligning the IUDF with the UN’s New Urban Agenda. The NUA Localisation Framework has been drafted to set out a clear roadmap for achieving the alignment. Read the draft localisation framework here

Budget speech highlights spatial transformation

Posted : March 23, 2018


In his recent budget speech, the Minister of Finance highlighted the importance of urban renewal and spatial transformation. He also reaffirmed the IUDF as SA’s national urban development policy. Read more

These partners have been supporting the IUDF: