15 July 2018


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Premier Mokgoro vows to fight greed, crime and corruption

Premier of Bokone Bophirima, Professor Job Mokgoro, said the provincial government needs to ensure that it regains the confidence of the people. 
Mokgoro said this during his engagement with stakeholders in the province to outline his vision and programme of action for the remainder of the current government administration term, which ends next year. 
He said working together towards a common vision would help government succeed. 
“That can be achieved if we all pull in the same direction, with the same pace, but with more commitment and vigour to change the lives of our people. Public service must be more than drawing salaries at the end of the month. It should be about doing the community a good service in an efficient, committed and honest ...read more

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Soccer fans urged to support 2018 Maize Cup

Soccer lovers are encouraged to come out in their numbers to support of the 2018 Maize Cup tournament that takes place on Saturday, 14 July, at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney near Klerksdorp.
The Maize Cup is a one-day, pre-season tournament that was launched in July 2015 by Bokone Bophirima Provincial ...read more

Over 700 government officials fail to declare business interests

More than 700 senior managers within the Public Service have failed to declare directorships in private and public companies, therefore contravening Public Service Regulations.
This was revealed by Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/Monitoring and Evaluation,...read more

DA statement on scrapping of state ambulances misguided

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) call for the Department of Health to sell off scrap ambulances to boost its coffers is misleading to the public and shows just how the opposition party is lacking in understanding how government works. So says Bokone Bophirima’s Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike. 

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SASSA working against time to pay grants amid IT glitches 

It was supposed to be a card swap and transition that brings better benefits and choices for social grant recipients, but this month, the payment of social grants became a nightmare for recipients. 
Many have been turned away or sent from one paypoint to a bank or South African Post Office (SAPO) without...read more

Bodibe artist wishes to give his work to Obama 

When former US President, Barack Obama, arrives in South Africa in a few days’ time, there are many people who wish to see him, even if it’s on television. 
But there’s one rural artist who is pleading for anyone who can, to ensure that he meets Obama in person. This is because Guilty M...read more

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Tonakgolo o rotloetsa baagi go ikatisa

Tonakgolo ya Bokone Bophirima, Moporofesara Job Mokgoro, o
ikuetse go baagi go tsweletsa go ikatisa mmele ka dinako tsotlhe,
mme seo e nne karolo ya matshelo a bona.
Tonakgolo o dirile boikuelo jono fa a ne a tsenetse motsamao wa go
ikatisa mo toropong ya Mahikeng. Motsamao o, o ne o rula...read more

Provincial Substance Abuse Forum to help stop drug abuse  

North West MEC of Social Development department, Hoffman Galeng, says the department has set aside R74.9 million in the current financial year to turn around the lives of young people by waging a winnable war against drug addiction.
Galeng addressed the youth gathered at Huhudi stadium in Vrybur...read more

JB Marks Local Municipality embarks on a ‘Keep fit’ programme

Employees of JB Marks Local Municipality took part in the Setsokotsane
10x10 campaigns, to promote healthy living. This event was organized by the municipality
in Potchefstroom.
The objective of the 10x10 campaign is to keep municipal employees fit by engaging in a 5km walk twice a month as
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Premier Mokgoro applauds PICO Productions Entertainment   

Bokone Bophirima Premier, Prof Job Mokgoro, has welcomed PICO Productions’ Mahikeng Masquerade initiative, saying it will go a long way in assisting the provincial administration to achieve its vision of rebranding, repositioning and renewal of the province.
Mokgoro said this on Thursday l...read more

Taung’s Boichoko Disability Centre pleads for help  

Boichoko Disability Centre in Rooiwal village in Taung is taking care of 27 disabled children, who come from the most disadvantaged families in that village. 
While the centre has been doing this for four years, a stand-off with the Department of Social Development threaten to put brakes on...read more