15 July 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

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Government pleased with response to learner registration campaign

With only a week to go before the learner registration period for 2017 closes, the Bokone Bophirima Department of Education and Sport Development has thanked parents who have heeded its call to register their children in provincial schools on time.

The department has also called on those who are yet to ...read more


Young Bokone Bophirima scientist off to space

Meet Bokone Bophirima's own scientist, who one day wants to settle on planet Mars, permanently. His name is Sir Stuart Ntlathi and he's only 29.

In two weeks' time Ntlathi will be jetting off to space for a four-day trip. And up there, the young man will fly South Africa's flag and proudly represent Bokone ...read more


United Nations approves of SA's adult literacy campaign

South Africa's efforts at reducing illiteracy among adults have been recognized by the United Nations.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) scooped the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) International Literacy Award. The Kha Ri Gude mass literacy campaign, l...read more


MEC Motlhabane honours fallen police heroes

Department of Community Safety and Transport Management MEC, Dr Mpho Mokgantshang Motlhabane honoured fallen heroes of Bokone Bophirima's South African Police Service (SAPS) on Sunday.

The ceremony, held at the SAPS provincial head office in Potchefstroom, is meant to remember police officials who died i...read more


University fees protests force closure of two NWU campuses

North West University (NWU) has closed its Mahikeng and Vaal Triangle campuses amid fresh anti-fees protests this week.

Monday's announcement by Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, that institutions of higher learning were free to increase 2017 fees - as long as the increment does ...read more


Ratoropo wa Greater Taung o tlotlomatsa Setsokotsane

Ratoropo yo o sa tswang go tsena mo kantorong wa Masepala wa Greater Taung, Mokhanselara Nyoko Motlhabane, o ne mo malobeng a iponagatsa kwa tiragatsong ya Setsokotsane kwa motseng wa Mocweding, go ya go iponela ka matlho se se diragalang kwa letsholong le le kobileng go rebolela baagi ditirelo.

Mo go goro...read more


One more week for Lesotho Special Permit applications

Citizens of Lesotho who wish to regularize their stay in South Africa have got just a week to do so. Applications close on Friday 30 September.

Lesotho nationals are required to apply for a Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) at South Africa's Department of Home Affairs, so they can be able to stay legally in th...read more


Thuli condemns torching of universities, encourages excellence

Outgoing Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, has rebuked the use of force by students who protest against dissatisfactions either with government or their institutions of higher learning.

Madonsela was addressing a prestige lecture at the North West University's (NWU) Mahikeng campus on Monday t...read more


Bokone Bophirima-Botswana business exchange programmes get required support

Feelings of optimism and eagerness prevailed among the residents of Tshidilamolomo village, about 100 kilometres west of Mahikeng, and their neighbours from Botswana, over the proposed partnership to stimulate sustainable economic activities in their areas.

The plan is for communities of these villages ...read more