19 July 2018


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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 different services such as eye-testing, dental services and other related medical services.
Since its inception in 1994, the train has provided healthcare services to over five million people across the country. The launch of the Phelophepa 2 Train has enabled the train to reach over 300 000 patients annually.
Seipati Mogakabe (69) from Boikhutso Township near Lichtenburg told Semphete that the train has helped her to receive the much-needed spectacles at only R30.
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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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Over 700 government officials fail to declare business interests

More than 700 senior managers within the Public Service have failed to declare directorships in private and public companies, therefore contravening Public Service Regulations.
This was revealed by Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/Monitoring and Evaluation,...read more

DA statement on scrapping of state ambulances misguided

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) call for the Department of Health to sell off scrap ambulances to boost its coffers is misleading to the public and shows just how the opposition party is lacking in understanding how government works. So says Bokone Bophirima’s Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike. 

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SASSA working against time to pay grants amid IT glitches 

It was supposed to be a card swap and transition that brings better benefits and choices for social grant recipients, but this month, the payment of social grants became a nightmare for recipients. 
Many have been turned away or sent from one paypoint to a bank or South African Post Office (SAPO) without...read more

Bodibe artist wishes to give his work to Obama 

When former US President, Barack Obama, arrives in South Africa in a few days’ time, there are many people who wish to see him, even if it’s on television. 
But there’s one rural artist who is pleading for anyone who can, to ensure that he meets Obama in person. This is because Guilty M...read more

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Health Department to recover money from Mediosa

North West Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike, says the Department of Health is working towards recovering money paid to Mediosa for mobile clinics.

Mediosa recently sent out tow trucks to collect the mobile health units stationed at Madibogo in the Ratlou Sub District and in Kagisano-Molopo.

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Soccer fans urged to support 2018 Maize Cup

Soccer lovers are encouraged to come out in their numbers to support of the 2018 Maize Cup tournament that takes place on Saturday, 14 July, at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney near Klerksdorp.
The Maize Cup is a one-day, pre-season tournament that was launched in July 2015 by Bokone Bophirima Provincial ...read more

Premier Mokgoro vows to fight greed, crime and corruption

Premier of Bokone Bophirima, Professor Job Mokgoro, said the provincial government needs to ensure that it regains the confidence of the people. 
Mokgoro said this during his engagement with stakeholders in the province to outline his vision and programme of action for the remainder of the ...read more

Tonakgolo o rotloetsa baagi go ikatisa

Tonakgolo ya Bokone Bophirima, Moporofesara Job Mokgoro, o
ikuetse go baagi go tsweletsa go ikatisa mmele ka dinako tsotlhe,
mme seo e nne karolo ya matshelo a bona.
Tonakgolo o dirile boikuelo jono fa a ne a tsenetse motsamao wa go
ikatisa mo toropong ya Mahikeng. Motsamao o, o ne o rula...read more

Provincial Substance Abuse Forum to help stop drug abuse  

North West MEC of Social Development department, Hoffman Galeng, says the department has set aside R74.9 million in the current financial year to turn around the lives of young people by waging a winnable war against drug addiction.
Galeng addressed the youth gathered at Huhudi stadium in Vrybur...read more