18 November 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

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Government to keep lights on in debt-ridden municipalities

Residents of Bokone Bophirima municipalities are likely to be spared from electricity blackouts that power utility Eskom is set to impose on municipalities that owe it money for services.

The provincial government - represented by the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements - is working around ...read more


Education Portfolio Committee happy with the schools' readiness

North West Provincial Legislature's Portfolio Committee on Education is impressed with the state of readiness of the schools lawmakers visited on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs) visited various schools across the province to see for themselves if everything is on track....read more


OPINION: VTSD LEKGOTLA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SKILLS

Many people agree that the Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) Lekgotla held towards the end of last year (2016) was a huge success. Delegates, including Ministers and other leaders from national government were impressed by the innovativeness and uniqueness in the VTSD policy initiative. To state the obvio...read more


Community members join letsema to clean schools

At the beginning of each school term, representatives from Bokone Bophirima's Department of Education and Sport Development, community members and various stakeholders take it upon themselves to ensure that classrooms and areas surrounding the province's schools are cleaned so that teaching and learning can continue...read more


Rain revives hope for Bokone Bophirima farmers

Farmers in Bokone Bophirima say the recent rainfall in the drought stricken province has provided temporary relief and revived hope for a productive year in the agricultural sector. Agri North West Chief Executive Officer, Boeta du Toit, told Semphete that farmers are now able to plant oil grains (sunflower and bea...read more


Transport minister targets motorists with 'tjotjo' licences

Motorists who illegally obtained their driver's licenses or roadworthy certificates must be shaking in their boots.

This after Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, vowed to tackle the issue of driver incompetency, which she blamed for the recent spike in road fatalities for the past festive season.

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Hard work and commitment pays - top achiever Tshimologo Motlhaga advices

Hard work, focus, dedication and commitment throughout the year is the gateway to excellent matric results. This is a word of advice to Grade 12 Class of 2017 from one of the top achievers in Bokone Bophirima province, Tshimologo Motlhaga (18) from Mokgalwaneng Village in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality.

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Moses Kotane appoints Chiloane as acting Municipal Manager

Moses Kotane Local Municipality has appointed Tertius Chiloane to act as its municipal manager, while the municipality is undergoing a process of filling the vacant position.

Municipality spokesperson, Beauty Makganye, said Chiloane's appointment was effected on Friday 6 January this year during a special...read more


Social grant recipients perform well in matric results

More than 80% of learners who are social grant recipients did well in their Grader 12 examinations and shoud automatically qualify for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). So says Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, who releaved at a media briefing in Pretoria this week th...read more