05 December 2020


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Committee on North West satisfied with responses

The Ad Hoc Committee inquiring into the intervention in the North West Provincial Government is pleased that all provincial
departments that made presentations before the committee indicated that they are pleased with the intervention, in terms of Section 100 of the Constitution.
The Com...read more

Bokone Bophirima reduces medical negligence claims  

Intervention plans and strategies to reduce cases of medical negligence are beginning to bear fruits, with a recorded decrease in these incidents in Bokone Bophirima. 
Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike, has commended positive progress on the work the province has done so far on the matter. Masik...read more

Lekwene’s farming passion pays off handsomely

Othusitse Abraham Lekwene (52) did not dream of becoming a top farmer, all he knew was that he was passionate about farming and livestock. 

Born in Modimong village in Taung, Lekwene invested in his farming business by buying one cow a year, after realizing how important farming is. He said he started...read more

Active participation for SA impossible without sector hubs  

South Africa can no longer participate actively as a global player without creating sector hubs such as Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks in manufacturing for industrialization and advancement. 

So says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister, Bulelani Magwanishe, in his address at the Dialogue B...read more

Jazz legend Don Laka launches history book

African history has always been told in bits and pieces and that notion had triggered curiosity in some South Africans. 

These were the sentiments shared by jazz maestro, Don Laka, during the launch of his book titled: Re-Introduction to African History: Know Thy Self at the Bop Recording Studios in M...read more

SARS goes paperless for 2018 tax season

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has gone paperless as from the 1 July 2018 when the tax season for individuals opened and has encouraged taxpayers to use eFiling for all their tax transactions where possible.

“SARS will remove drop boxes for the submission of income tax returns and other pap...read more

Bodibe artist wishes to give his work to Obama 

When former US President, Barack Obama, arrives in South Africa in a few days’ time, there are many people who wish to see him, even if it’s on television. 
But there’s one rural artist who is pleading for anyone who can, to ensure that he meets Obama in person. This is because Guilty M...read more

SASSA working against time to pay grants amid IT glitches 

It was supposed to be a card swap and transition that brings better benefits and choices for social grant recipients, but this month, the payment of social grants became a nightmare for recipients. 
Many have been turned away or sent from one paypoint to a bank or South African Post Office (SAPO) without...read more

DA statement on scrapping of state ambulances misguided

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) call for the Department of Health to sell off scrap ambulances to boost its coffers is misleading to the public and shows just how the opposition party is lacking in understanding how government works. So says Bokone Bophirima’s Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike. 

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