26 May 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

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Swartkopfontein Bridge to add to improving SA and Botswana economies

Two years later and a whooping R78-million, the new Swartkopfontein Bridge that links South Africa and Botswana was officially opened this week.

Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, and her Botswana counterpart Minister of Transport and Communications, Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, presided over the opening cerem...read more


Minister Zwane consults NW traditional leaders on Mining Charter

Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, says traditional leaders must actively participate in changing the mining charter so it may help in the economic development of their rural communities.

The Minister was speaking to over 50 senior traditional leaders of Bokone Bophirima at the Rustenburg Recreatio...read more


Tseoge youth make coffee from motlopi trees

Young people of Tseoge village in the Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality, have turned to nature to help change their economic situation. They produce coffee from the roots of a sherperd tree, known as motlopi in Setswana.

Motlopi is a protected, evergreen tree found in southern and tropical Africa. The tr...read more


Top honors for NWU PhD student at Mathematics Society Conference

Hope Sabao, a 27-year-old PhD second-year student in Mathematics at the North-West University's (NWU's) Mahikeng Campus, scooped top honors at the 59th South African Mathematical Society (SAMS) Conference. The conference was held at Ratanga Junction, Cape Town last week.

Sabao, who is studying under the men...read more


Kule Mahumapelo launches the Leadership Spousal Support Programme

The saying that "behind every successful man there is a strong, wise and hardworking woman" rings true for Kule Mahumapelo, a businesswoman and philanthropist, who happens to be the wife of Bokone Bophirima Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.

The First Lady of this province however refuses to live under the shadow ...read more


Premier Mahumapelo bids farewell to retiring public servants

General workers are rarely appreciated and thanked for the valuable contribution they make in their jobs. It is for this reason that Premier Supra Mahumapelo made time to bid proper farewell to six retiring employees who are mostly cleaners in the Office of the Premier.

The farewell gathering was held two...read more


Heavy storms leave Plaas Roodesloot in tatters

A heavy storm that fell upon parts of Zeerust over the weekend destroyed Plaas Roodesloot (Phalalo), leaving its residents thanking heavens that they survived the natural disaster.

The storm blew away roofs of their houses and other properties on the farm. Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality Mayor, Kere...read more


SASSA e tlhabolola molao wa thuso ya matlole

Molao o o tlhabolotsweng monongwaga wa thuso ya tlamelo ya katlaatleloloago (Social Assistance Act) wa ngwaga wa 2004, o letla gore baamogedi ba thuso ya matlole a puso, ba dire diphetogo mo letsenong la bona. Go tlhabololwa ga molao ono, go dirilwe ka tumelano ya setheo se se tsamaisang le go rebola matlole a puso ...read more


SAPS receive Special Awards

Six members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Bokone Bophirima were honoured with special awards over the weekend for their commitment in ensuring the province's communities are safe.

MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Dr Mokgantshang Mpho Motlhabane and Provincial Commissioner...read more