25 March 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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Military health services leave Mahikeng Provincial Hospital

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) medical staff has left Mahikeng Provincial Hospital. The SANDF’s Military Health Service had been deployed at the hospital since April when a health workers strike almost collapsed all services in the provincial hospital. 

Chief of the SANDF, Gene...read more


Inaugural VTSD Awards recognise special talents 

While some despair because they do not have the full use of their body parts, Gift Thipe from Tlokwe did not sit back and feel sorry for himself, he pursued his artistic talents to the best of his ability.
Now that hard work has paid off and he walked away with a Special Award at the first ever Villages, Town...read more


SANRAL empowers small businesses

The development and engagement of communities by SANRAL
has become a key priority
over the past few years. As part of its new approach on how
it does business, SANRAL returned to
Bokone Bophirima in mid-July to again engage local government structures,
traditional and community lea...read more


SASSA successfully pays millions of grant beneficiaries

Grant beneficiaries received their August payment from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) without experiencing any serious difficulties.
It was for the first time that cash payments were made at SASSA pay points since the South African Post Office (SAPO) took over from Cash Paymaster Services (C...read more


Former public servants urged to claim unpaid pensions

Former public servants and their beneficiaries have been urged to apply for their unclaimed pension benefits.

On 31 May 2018, the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) reported that it had 17 271 cases of unclaimed benefits while 26 919 cases remained unpaid. 

The GPAA administers...read more