02 July 2020


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


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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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MEC Motlhabane honours fallen police heroes

Department of Community Safety and Transport Management MEC, Dr Mpho Mokgantshang Motlhabane honoured fallen heroes of Bokone Bophirima's South African Police Service (SAPS) on Sunday.

The ceremony, held at the SAPS provincial head office in Potchefstroom, is meant to remember police officials who died i...read more


University fees protests force closure of two NWU campuses

North West University (NWU) has closed its Mahikeng and Vaal Triangle campuses amid fresh anti-fees protests this week.

Monday's announcement by Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, that institutions of higher learning were free to increase 2017 fees - as long as the increment does ...read more


Ratoropo wa Greater Taung o tlotlomatsa Setsokotsane

Ratoropo yo o sa tswang go tsena mo kantorong wa Masepala wa Greater Taung, Mokhanselara Nyoko Motlhabane, o ne mo malobeng a iponagatsa kwa tiragatsong ya Setsokotsane kwa motseng wa Mocweding, go ya go iponela ka matlho se se diragalang kwa letsholong le le kobileng go rebolela baagi ditirelo.

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One more week for Lesotho Special Permit applications

Citizens of Lesotho who wish to regularize their stay in South Africa have got just a week to do so. Applications close on Friday 30 September.

Lesotho nationals are required to apply for a Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) at South Africa's Department of Home Affairs, so they can be able to stay legally in th...read more


Thuli condemns torching of universities, encourages excellence

Outgoing Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, has rebuked the use of force by students who protest against dissatisfactions either with government or their institutions of higher learning.

Madonsela was addressing a prestige lecture at the North West University's (NWU) Mahikeng campus on Monday t...read more