02 July 2020


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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

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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 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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Elderly still misuse their pension grants - MEC Gaolaolwe

Acting MEC for Social Development, Galaletsang Fenny Gaolaolwe, has encouraged members of the Older Persons Forum across the province's districts to advise pensioners to stop misusing their monthly old-age pension grants.

Speaking to more than 200 elderly people at a two-day summit in Christiana, Gaolaolwe ...read more

Micha-Kgasi Secondary gets major renovation

Teaching and learning will improve at the Micha-Kgasi Secondary School in Kgabalatsane village near Brits, where Education and Sport Development MEC, Sello Lehari handed over a newly renovated school last week.

This is part of the provincial government's effort to improve teaching and learning in schools ...read more

Public servants get fit for healthy living

They are often hard at work ensuring that me and you receive the best quality service from government, but public servants in Bokone Bophirima also make time to recharge. This is why some of them spent a day at Ikageng stadium in Potcheftsroom, taking part in the Provincial Public Service Sport and Recreation Day.<...read more

Mahikeng hosts successful SAIMSA Games

Mahikeng Local Municipality employee, Annah Kabushong, has once again dominated the ladies' marathon event of the Southern African Inter-Municipal Games (SAIMSA), when she successfully defended her title by winning gold.

Kabushong first won gold at last year's SAIMSA Games held in Lesotho's capital city, Ma...read more

Police find a drug-manufacturing lab in Boons near Rustenburg

A 54-year-old female suspect has been arrested on a farm in Boons outside Rustenburg, in what police believe is a case of running a drug manufacturing laboratory.

Police discovered the dubious suspicious activities on the farm on Tuesday night during a routine rural safety patrol.

Bokone Bophirima ...read more