17 February 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

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Zuma vacates the Union Buildings

When the Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, confirmed receipt of Jacob Zuma’s resignation on Thursday morning, it was the end of an era. This was an official confirmation that Zuma was no longer President of South Africa. 
He made a public announcement of his resignation on Wednesday night after his party that deployed him - the African National Congress (ANC) – took a decision to recall him from the position. 
New ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa – who’s been Zuma’s Deputy in government – was elected unopposed as South Africa’s new president on Thursday afternoon.
Mbete said he thanked Zuma “for his service to the people of South Africa in the last eight years and wishes him well”.
“I resign as President of the Republic with imm...read more


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Bokone Bophirima’s best public servants rewarded

An employee of Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality, Kemonye Monnaesi, has scooped two awards at the 2018 OR Tambo Provincial Public Service Excellence Awards on Wednesday night. Monnaesi is the overall winner of this year’s awards and also won the Best Groundsperson award.
Speaking after winning the awar...read more


Lifestyle audit for Bokone Bophirima government employees

Bokone Bophirima’s provincial government held a two-day Executive Council (EXCO) Lekgotla at Cooke’s Lake Lodge in Mahikeng to highlight how it has been able to implement the National Development Plan (NDP).
 
The EXCO Lekgotla reflected on the work done by provincial departments, dist...read more


Ramaphosa – I will work very hard not to dissapoint

South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday evening at a joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces. 
 
Ramaphosa was elected unopposed on Thursday afternoon to replace Jacob Zuma, who r...read more


Zuma’s resignation widely welcomed

Political parties, civic organisations, trade unions and citizens in general have reacted largely in a positive manner to Jacob Zuma’s resignation as South Africa’s president. 
 
Zuma resigned late on Wednesday night after his party the African National Congress (ANC) ordered him ...read more


NWU working towards complete social transformation

The North West University (NWU) is working towards building a unitary institution where there is equal distribution of resources across all campuses.
NWU Vice- Chancellor, Professor Dan Kgwadi, said this at an official opening of the Mahikeng Campus for the 2018 academic year last week. He said it would not b...read more


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Sun Bike Park brings pump track action to Sun City

Constantly evolving its offering to bring new and diverse experiences to
guests, Sun City Resort has introduced the Sun Bike Park – a multi-wheel,
asphalt pump track for skateboards, mountain bikes, dirt jump bikes and
inline skates.
There is also a dedicated kiddies’ track in...read more


North West Games expose youth talent

Young people of Bokone Bophirima continue to use the Provincial
North West Games as a platform to show off their talent in sport.
This year’s games were held at the at North West University
Sports grounds.
District champions in female and male football, cricket, rugby and
net...read more


Women’s future in boxing bright – Sylvia Mokaila

She may not have made the Female Ring Official of the Year
award that she held two times in a row, but Bokone Bophirima’s
boxing shining star, Sylvia Mokaila, is less worried. She believes
the game is moving in the right direction when it comes to women
officiating in the male-domin...read more


Cyclists to begin grueling ride from Sun City to The Table Bay for charity

On Thursday, 01 March 2018, 25 cyclists will commence a gruelling 1,749-kilometer ride from Sun International’s Sun City Resort outside Rustenburg to The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town to raise awareness and funds for various charity organisations.
The cyclists, part of the 16th annual Sun City to The Tab...read more


Ramotshere Moiloa Council welcomes two new councillors

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality has welcomed two new Proportional Representative (PR) councillors to the council. 

The two councillors have been deployed by their political parties, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Working Together Political Party (WTPP).
 
They fill positio...read more