15 October 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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Shabangu assures grant beneficiaries of smooth payments 

Minister of Social Development, Susan Shabangu, has personally assured social grant beneficiaries that they would receive their money on time as from next month. 
She made this assurance during her recent visit to Matlosana to check progress made with regards to the transition from the old South African ...read more


United Nations lends a hand to ‘fixing’ Bokone Bophirima

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has agreed to share its expertise with the provincial government of Bokone Bophirima, as the province works to clean up areas that have been identified as problematic for governance. 

To achieve this, the United Nations and its agencies in South Africa h...read more


Heated inputs at public hearings on land expropriation   

Almost everyone wants to be heard on the proposal to expropriate land without compensation. And this is continuously demonstrated by the high turnout at public hearings that Parliament is conduction across the country. 
 
Mahikeng was no different on Wednesday when the hearings were held at t...read more


Ditsobotla residents welcome Phelophepa health train

Lichtenburg residents have welcomed the arrival of Transnet’s Phelophepa train, which brought primary healthcare services to them for two weeks.
The Phelophepa 1 healthcare train is currently stationed at the Lichtenburg Train Station since 09 July and it will be there until 20 July 2018 to provide diff...read more


Health department reaps intervention benefits   

Bokone Bophirima’s Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike, has told health stakeholders in the province that his department is working tirelessly to improve health service delivery.

MEC Masike briefed stakeholders recently at the Provincial Health Consultative Forum meeting in Rustenburg.
 
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