26 May 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

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CATA condemns property torching – implements fresh plans  

Damaging and torching property such as Mmabana Arts and Culture Centre, its Head Office, vehicles and libraries during the recent community protests in the province is unacceptable.

This was said by Arts, Culture and Traditional Affairs (Cata) MEC, Ontlametse Mochware, during her department’s 2018/19...read more


Intimidation, disruption at hospitals worry government 

Bokone Bophirima’s Department of Health has expressed concern about acts of intimidation and disruptions that continue at two hospitals in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex and Potchefstroom Hospital. 

Health workers who are on a long-drawn-out str...read more


Municipal debt threatens viability of municipalities

Delegates attending the Local Government Week in Cape Town last week have warned that rising municipal debt was becoming a major stumbling block to municipalities’ viability. According to latest reports, municipalities are owed more than R138 billion by government departments, businesses and households.

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Veteran photographer Sam Nzima to receive official funeral  

The man who used his camera to show the world just how cruel apartherid was in South Africa - Sam Nzima - will be given a special official funeral next Saturday [26 May]. 
 
Nzima is known throughout the world for his iconic picture of a dying Hector Pieterson carried to safety, taken during ...read more


Taung Hospital honours its hard-working nurses  

Nurses play a critical role in the health of the majority of members of the society and often put in long hours to serve the people. It is for this reason that Taung District Hospital celebrated International Nurses’ Day at Mmabana Taung last weekend by honouring its most outstanding nurses. 
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NWU student pleads for a safe place to stay in Mahikeng 

A final year BCom Management student of North West University’s (NWU) Mahikeng Campus has braved the wet winter cold to stand on a slippery Ngaka Modiri Molema Road, begging for a place to sleep.
Gakenatshepo Motshwaedi from Tlakgameng in the Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality told Semphete that the stu...read more


Residents pin hopes on Roma Nna Setsokotsane campaigns 

Community members have pleaded with local councillors to work with the provincial government to speedily address their grievances so that their lives can change for the better. They made this call during this month’s Roma Nna Setsokotsane 10x10 Campaigns. 

Communities raised their concerns and m...read more


Kgoroeadira o dibela kitso ya dijalo tsa tlhago

Fa bontsi jwa balemi ba dirisa mekgwa ya segompieno ya temo, ya go tshwana le go enta dijalo gore di gole ka bonako, Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, o dirisa mekgwa ya tlhago ya temo e e sa tlhokeng menontsha e e itiretsweng (fertilizers).

Mokgwa ono wa temo ke o mo go ona go dirisiwang fela mokgwa wa tlhago, o o ...read more


Grant recipients can now choose method of payment 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) - an agency tasked with paying social grants to millions of South Africans - has encouraged grant recipients to choose the method of payment they prefer. 

SASSA said it was doing this in line with its promise to the social grants beneficiaries. “S...read more