18 August 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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State’s farmer assistance programme produces good results

Famers from the four districts of Bokone Bophirima province marked the harvest season in Waterford Farm near Mareetsane village last week with joy. 

They commended the provincial government’s Crop Massification Programme meant to assist struggling farmers back into production, with inputs to plo...read more


The birth of Blydeville Ext 4 is near

For those who want to become residents of Blydeville Extension 4, it was all excitement when they heard that the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements has begun the process of developing this new settlement. 

Local Government and Human Settlements MEC, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe, and Ditsobo...read more


Marico listed as UNESCO biosphere reserve

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, has welcomed the approval of the Marico area as a United Nations, Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve.
An official announcement for the inclusion of Marico Biosphere Reserve was made at the 30th International Coordinating C...read more


SAHPRA warns of pain-relieving drugs danger 

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has warned the public about the risk of harmful effects when using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

NSAIDs are a group of medicines, including aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, indomethacin, ketorolac, sulindac, lornoxicam, meloxi...read more


Government to improve communication on water challenges

There is a need to urgently increase communication between the three spheres of government, water boards and communities in order to better address water challenges in Bokone Bophirima province. So says Premier, Job Mokgoro, who recently met Minister of Water and Sanitation, Gugile Nkwinti, to discuss the province&r...read more