18 August 2019


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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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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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Busisiwe Mkhwebane almost SA's new Public Protector

Only President Jacob Zuma's signature stands between Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the top seat at the Office of the Public Protector

Mkhwebane's name has been recommended to the President for consideration as South Africa's new Public Protector, to replace outgoing Advocate Thuli Madonsela. A total of 26...read more

Home Affairs to cater for LGBTI marriages

The Department of Home Affairs says it has designed a new marriage process to cater for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.

A list of offices with marriage officers that can conduct same-sex marriages has been finalised to give everyone access to dignified marriage ceremon...read more

Department launches Tourism Month on a high note

Bokone Bophirima's Tourism MEC, Desbo Mohono, has called on South Africans to make tourism their everyday activity. Mohono was speaking at the recent launch of the provincial Tourism Month in the Vredefort Dome, a world heritage site outside Potchefstroom.

MEC Mohono highlighted some positive developments t...read more

Bakubung ba Ratheo ba itumelela ditlhabololo tse di ikaeletsweng

Morafe wa Bakubung ba Ratheo kwa motseng wa Ledig kwa ntle ga Rustenburg ba amogetse ka boitumelo tshedimosetso e e bontshang gore motse wa bona o tlile go tlhabololwa jang.

Baagi ba ne ba thologetse pitso e mo go yone ba ne ba itsisiwe ka diphitlhelelo tse kemedi ya morafe le bothati jwa moepo wa Wesizwe b...read more

MEC Motlhabane welcomes Acting HoD

The Department of Community Safety and Transport Management introduced a new acting Head of Department (HoD), Buti Chuma, this week.

MEC, Dr Mpho Motlhabane, thanked the former HoD Bailey Mahlakoleng and Oageng Mosiane, who has been acting as the department's HoD, for having played an active part in the Reb...read more