16 June 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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Molosankwe’s 10-year walk to beat women, child abuse

The community of Lomanyane village, in Mahikeng bid farewell to one of its own, Thato Molosankwe (40), as he kicked off his decade long walk this week. 
 
Molosankwe began his 10-year walk from Cape to Cairo on Saturday that he dubbed #RoundingAfrika. Through this long walk campaign, this soc...read more


Sport can transform society – Mokgoro   

Premier of Bokone Bophirima, Professor Job Mokgoro, believes that sport - football in particular - has got the unique ability to heal, unite and transform society for the better. 

The Premier was speaking at the Maize Cup gala dinner to mark the beginning of the fourth edition of the annual Bokone Bop...read more


Mahikeng municipality to strengthen revenue enhancement

Following an announcement made
by the South African Reserve Bank that government will not
guarantee municipal and corporate deposits made to the embattled VBS
Mutual Bank, Mahikeng Local Municipality said it is going to speed up its revenue enhancement strategy.
Since 2007, the municipali...read more


New internal tarred roads for Ratlou villages

Residents of Madibogopan and Tlhaping villages in Ratlou Local Municipality, will soon have much better and improved internal road infrastructure.  

Construction of the eight kilometer tarred road, with a price tage of more than R45 million, is set to begin this month following the official sod turnin...read more


Maize Cup a boost to local business

Small entrepreneurs in Matlosana Local Municipality took advantage of the 2018 Maize Cup soccer tournament by selling their products and services to soccer loving fans who went in their numbers to James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney last Saturday.
 
They sold food, branded soccer regalia and offered ...read more