16 June 2019


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

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Municipalities need urgent, but different, attention - Mokgoro

Putting municipalities under the same type of administration even if it does not yield the desired results is counterproductive. This is the view of North West Premier, Prof Job Mokgoro, who said invoking Section 139 of the Constitution and 137 of the Municipal Finance Management Act need to be revisited because municipalities concerned, continue to yield poor results every year. 

The Premier believes government needs to do proper consultation and come up with working interventions in poorly performing municipalities.

Responding to questions during the Post Exco media briefing this week, Premier Mokgoro said his Executive Council was not ready to invoke these sections in underperforming municipalities because they were not changing things for the better despite the same approach being used over the ye...read more


Other News

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


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 fina...read more


ANCWL in Bokone Bophirima wishes for a female Premier  

As work is underway to decide who will lead Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government as Premier for the next few months, the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) in this province has got just one wish, that the new Premier could be a woman. 
 
The ANC National Executive Commit...read more


Mokgoro’s skills will come in handy for Bokone Bophirima  

Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro has been described as an excellent administrator who knows exactly what Bokone Bophirima province needs. 
 
The African National Congress (ANC) announced his name on Thursday as the successor to former Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, to lead the North West Provincial G...read more


Residents welcome Mokgoro as new Premier  

Some residents of Bokone Bophirima province swiflty welcomed an announcement on Thursday that Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro was the Premier-Elect for the province. 
 
The governing African National Congress (ANC) decided to deploy Mokgoro to the position a month after former Premier, Supra Mah...read more


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Boxing tournament to honour “Pangaman” Sekgapane

The North West Department of Education and Sport Development alongside TK Promotions honoured the late boxing legend, Norman “Pangaman” Sekgapane, with a boxing tournament held at the Rustenburg Civic Centre last week Friday.
The promoters lived up to every promise as spectators were kept on the e...read more


Baagi ba tshwaela ka go fetolwa ga Molaotheo

Mo dibekeng tse pedi tse di
fetileng, Komiti ya Palamente ya Bosetshaba e e itsegeng
ka Joint Constitutional Review Committee, e ne e boloditse metseletsele
ya dipuisano le baagi go sekaseka
kgonagalo ya gore a go ka fetolwa Karolo ya 25 ya Molaotheo, go latela taelo
ya Palamente y...read more


CATA reaches agreement with disgruntled artists

Following a series of complaints by North West artists who felt let down by the Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (Cata) during their tour of this year’s Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Cata’s Chief Directorate for Arts, Culture and Heritage invited representatives of artists to a m...read more


Premier visits the fire damaged Mmabana Mahikeng building

Premier of Bokone Bophirima province, Prof Job Mokgoro, on Thursday last week, visited the sections of Mmabana Arts and Culture Foundation buildings in Mahikeng to make an assessment of the extent of the damage that was caused when the building was torched earlier this year.

The Premier also wanted to see ...read more


Tourism stakeholders agree to a solution-driven approach 

Continued collaboration and coordination among tourism stakeholders in Bokone Bophirima province has begun yielding positive outcomes. The venture has been praised for bringing practical solutions to challenges within the tourism sector. 
 
These sentiments were echoed during the recent Provi...read more