26 May 2018


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Young Brits XD patient needs urgent help  

The future of a six-year-old boy from Letlhakaneng village near Brits is hanging in the balance after he was diagnosed with a rare skin disorder known as Xeroderma Pigmentosum.
Xeroderma pigmentosum, which is commonly known as XP, is an inherited condition characterized by an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. This condition mostly affects the eyes and areas of skin exposed to the sun. 
Paballo Mabetwa now needs a sophisticated area to play in order to protect him from any further skin disorders. Because of his XD, his skin cells’ ability to repair damage caused by ultraviolet light is deficient. 
Paballo’s mother, Sarah Mabetwa, told Semphete that the family does not know where to seek help because they stay in a thr...read more

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Crucial financial lessons for EPWP participants 

Government will from next month train participants of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in basic financial literacy. This will enable them to use their hard-earned wages wisely.

The Department of Public Works said it plans to train over 3 500 participants during the 2018/19 financial year. The dep...read more

Mahumapelo resigns as Bokone Bophirima Premier  

Outgoing Bokone Bophirima Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, has urged those who would lead the provincial government after him to continue with several investigations that his administration had started, with the aim of fighting crime, greed and corruption. 
Mahumapelo announced his resignation as...read more

Government officials bid goodbye to Mahumapelo  

Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government has officially bid farewell to outgoing Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, following his resignation announcement on Wednesday at ANC Luthuli House in Johannesburg.
Speaking on Thursday morning during a short farewell meeting with Mahumapelo, Finance Economy and En...read more

University student Motshwaedi finds accommodation

After Semphete published a story on his plight in last week’s edition, a final year BCom Management student at the North West University’s (NWU) Mahikeng Campus has finally found a safe place to stay.
Gakenatshepo Motshwaedi from Tlhakgameng had braved the winter cold to stand on Ngaka Modiri Mole...read more

Maftown comedian Vuyo Jiya debuts one-man show at home   

Local comedian, Vuyo Jiya, will be on stage for his “Too Unemployed ” show on the 1st of June at the Mahikeng Hotel School.
The show will also feature two supporting acts - another Mahikeng-born artist Vafa Naraghi as the MC and KwaZulu-Natal comedian, Mbali Gudazi, who is currently ...read more

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School sports revitalized in Bokone Bophirima

The North West Department of Education and Sport Development,
in partnership with Countrywide Sport, have fulfilled
their mandate to facilitate the recently launched Wednesday in-school sporting codes as part of villages, townships and small dorpies (VTSD) initiative.
This initiative is centred ...read more

All expenses paid Origin of Trails entry up for grabs at FNB Magalies Monster

One lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic entrant will secure an all-
expenses paid trip for two to Stellenbosch where he or she will take part in
the 6 th annual two-day Origin of Trails MTB Experience on Saturday, 24 and
Sunday, 25 November 2018.
“The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Cla...read more

Molosankwe takes 10-year Africa walk to honour Madiba

Every step that Thato Molosankwe takes is intended to raise awareness around social ills such as violence against women and children.
In July this year, the Mahikeng social activist will embark on a 10-year journey from Cape Town to Cairo. He calls this journey “Rounding Africa” because he plans t...read more

Taung community urged to preserve Heritage properties

MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Manketsi Tlhape, has urged the community of Taung and other stakeholders to work with government to increase awareness on African heritage found in the province.

She said this would mobilize enhanced co-operation for their safeguarding as part...read more

Nominations open for Female Entrepreneur Awards

MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development  (READ), Manketsi Tlhape, has extended an invite to farmers, organized agriculture unions and commodities, organised women formations, financial institutions, educational institutions, municipalities and residents of the province to nominate female farmers...read more