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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Lilizela Tourism Awards honour tourism role players

Bokone Bophirima honoured tourism product owners over the weekend, in a fanfare that suits their contribution to the economy of the province.

The provincial Department of Tourism hosted the Lilizela Tourism Awards in Sun City outside Rustenburg, providing a platform for tourism roleplayers from village...read more

Tarring of Meerhof road underway

Madibeng Local Municipality Mayor, Jostine Mothibe, led by example when she helped start the tarring of the Boem Crescent road, better known as Meerhof road.

The long-awaited resurfacing of the road took off last week with the mayor, acting municipal manager Energy Manaka and acting director for techn...read more

Government pleased with response to learner registration campaign

With only a week to go before the learner registration period for 2017 closes, the Bokone Bophirima Department of Education and Sport Development has thanked parents who have heeded its call to register their children in provincial schools on time.

The department has also called on those who are yet to ...read more

Young Bokone Bophirima scientist off to space

Meet Bokone Bophirima's own scientist, who one day wants to settle on planet Mars, permanently. His name is Sir Stuart Ntlathi and he's only 29.

In two weeks' time Ntlathi will be jetting off to space for a four-day trip. And up there, the young man will fly South Africa's flag and proudly represent Bokone ...read more

United Nations approves of SA's adult literacy campaign

South Africa's efforts at reducing illiteracy among adults have been recognized by the United Nations.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) scooped the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) International Literacy Award. The Kha Ri Gude mass literacy campaign, l...read more