20 June 2018


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ANC to finalise name of new Premier this week

The African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee (NWC) will take a decision on who will be the new Premier of Bokone Bophirima on Thursday.

The ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) has - during the Special NEC meeting that was held at Irene near Pretoria on Monday - mandated the NWC to finalise this matter.

ANC national spokesperson, Pule Mabe said: “The ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) met in a special session on Monday as decided by its 3rd regular meeting held on the 26- 28 May 2018 to consider reports on the Eastern Cape, Free State and North West.

“The structure also touched more generally on preparations for regional and provincial conferences. The Special NEC dealt with these issues based on the report of the National Working Committee,” he said.

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Former Premier Mahumapelo remains a provincial lawmaker   

Former Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, is not lost to Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government, despite him stepping down from the top seat of the provincial administration. Mahumapelo remains a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL). 
In his MPL position, he will - together with other colleag...read more

SANDF assists Ditsobotla municipality with service delivery

Community members across Ditsobotla Local Municipality have welcomed the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which is aimed at assisting with service delivery. 
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed an inter-ministerial task team led by Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosaza...read more

Sunflower accused claims he never met key witness

One of the accused in the Coligny "sunflower" murder trial has told the North West High Court that he had never met the state’s key witness, Bonakele Pakisi.

Farmworkers Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte are standing trial at the North West High Court sitting in Mahikeng, for th...read more

Grant beneficiaries urged to swop the old card to the new one

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has called upon all social grant beneficiaries to go and change their old card for the new one. 
Replacing the old card will ensure that they continue to receive their social grants as normal. SASSA has requested that beneficiaries bring along a copy of an...read more

Ventersdorp’s Tshing community gets new library

Thousands of learners and community members from villages surrounding Ventersdorp will now be able to easily access information they need, thanks to the new community library that was opened in Tshing township on Thursday.
This is the first library in the province that will be able to accommodate the blind an...read more

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Health department employees complete Comrades Marathon  

The Department of Health in Bokone Bophirima has expressed pride at its two employees who participated in the 2018 Comrades Marathon. Ngwako Motsieng and Tshidiso Karaka may not have won the prestigious annual marathon, but they reached the finish line. 
Health department spokesperson, Tebo...read more

Ratlou Mayor visits Madibogopan centenarian Gabonewe

A 100-year-old senior citizen of Madibogopan village couldnot hide his excitement when he was unexpectedly visited at his home by Ratlou Local Municipality
Mayor, Tebogo Modise.
The visit is one of the regular courtesy visits the Mayor undertakes as a token of
appreciation and respect to the eld...read more

EPWP to improve youth job prospects

The Expanded Public Works Programme
(EPWP) training programme has thrown a lifeline to unemployed young people in the North West.
A total of 146 EPWP participants have successfully completed a course in Environmental
Practice - National Qualification
Framework (NQF) level 2 - and they hav...read more

Madibogopan to get free government houses

The long-awaited free government provided houses will soon
be built in Madibogopan, where
community members said they have been waiting for too long. Bokone Bophirima’s Department of Local Government and Human Settlements
has recommitted to honouring its promise
of ensuring these ho...read more

Farmers undergo co-operatives management training

Moses Kotane Local Municipality in partnership with the
Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) conducted a three-day workshop for farmers
on how to effectively manage their co-operatives.
The aim of the workshop was to provide about 80 farmers with more information
regarding co-operat...read more