Mission

To plan and promote integrated and sustainable human settlements and ensure quality service delivery through cooperation and good governance with municipalities

Vision

"A transformed developmental local governance and integrated sustainable human settlements in safe and dignified communities"

Latest updates



Maine on a mission to fast track housing delivery in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District [03 March 2015]

Efforts by the Bokone-Bophirima Local Government and Human Settlements to change the lives of ordinary South Africans by providing them with quality and decent houses, continues. Following the recent detailed inspections of housing projects throughout the Province last week, MEC Collen Maine pledged a 60 sqm, three bedroom room including furniture to Gloria Mokgoto, her disabled husband and three children had been staying in a shack for over ten years. [read more]


Maine reaffirms SAMWU’s strategic position in local government system [03 March 2015]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Collen Maine, has urged members of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) to work with government in the sound implementation of the local government back-to-basic strategy. MEC Maine was addressing the 13th SAMWU Provincial Conference in Matlosana, recently. [read more]


MEC Maine brings down the walls of low cost houses in Huhudi near Vryburg [25 February 2015]

True to his commitment early in the year to take drastic action against contractors who deny communities the opportunity to own decent and quality low cost houses, the MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone-Bophirima, Collen Maine has demolished at least 28 of the 71 houses in Huhudi township. [read more]


MEDIA ALERT: Department demolishes shoddy houses and blacklist the contractor [25 February 2015]

Vryburg - North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements continues to take tough stance against contractors who continue to build shoddy low cost houses. MEC Collen Maine will lead an exercise to demolish at 28 poorly build RDP houses in Huhudi township near Vryburg and blacklist the contractor.

The event will take place as follows::
Date: 25 February 2015
Time: 11H00
Venue: Huhudi township – Vryburg [read more]


Improved audit outcomes for Bokone-Bophirima municipalities [20 February 2015]

Strong political oversight, constant monitoring by councils, improved performance management through internal audit and audit committees, improved internal capacity as well as sound administration and leadership, were stated as areas which positively contributed to the improved audit outcomes by municipalities in Bokone-Bophirima province. [read more]


Department terminates contracts of poor performing housing developers [12 February 2015]

In what has been described as “taking the bull by its horns” the Bokone-Bophirima Department of Local Government and Human Settlements has terminated the contracts of poor performing housing developers in the province. This happened when the department held One-on-One Contract Review Sessions with developers in all four districts. The objective of the contracts review sessions is meant to monitor and evaluate performance of contractors and get the first hand information from the developers themselves about projects that have stalled and those that have not met deadlines, with a view of unblocking all bottlenecks and speeding-up housing provision in the province. [read more]


Mining hostels to be demolished to make way for decent family units [10 February 2015]

North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements is to restore the dignity of the mining hostels dwellers at Khuma township near Stilfontein in Matlosana local municipality by demolishing the hostels which are currently in an appalling condition and providing them with decent family units. The announcement was made by MEC Collen Maine in a meeting attended by the hostel dwellers recently. [read more]


Department restores dignity of the communities through CWP [10 February 2015]

At least 15 908 previously unemployed people from 15 local municipalities in Bokone-Bophirima are involved various projects that are intended to address community needs and priorities in their respective wards, through the Community Work Programme (CWP) which is a non-stare sector component within the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). [read more]


MEDIA ALERT: MEC Maine on the demolition of Khuma hostels [06 February 2015]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine in Bokone-Bophirima, will address hostel occupants in Khuma near Stilfontein to discuss the provincial government’s intention to completely demolition the hostels which have now been turned into a criminals’ nest.

The event will take place as follows::
Date: 08 February 2014
Time: 15H00
Venue: Khuma hostel [read more]


Youth in waste project well on track in identified municipalities [03 February 2015]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements has invested R2 million to change the face of at least four municipalities in Bokone Bophirima, a Youth in Waste Management Project which started mid last year. [read more]


Housing and food security projects to transform Marikana [02 February 2015]

In its efforts to deliver integrated services, North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlement in collaboration with Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development are delivering houses which will have food security project at the Marikana area in Rustenburg Local Municipality. [read more]


Portfolio committee throws its weight behind interventions at municipalities in Bokone Bophirima [02 February 2015]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Collen Maine has welcomed the commitment by the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Human Settlements to support the work done by the Department in rescuing ailing municipalities. [read more]


MEC Collen Maine adopts a middle school in Moretele Municipality [19 January 2015]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlement Collen Maine has adopted Rantebeng Middle School in Dikepu Village near Makapanstad in Moretele Municipality and has promised to buy the school 30 computers and build the storeroom. MEC Maine made the commitment when he was inspecting the state of readiness of two schools in Moretele Local Municipality for the 2015 school year. [read more]


North West vows to monitor and improve service delivery in municipalities [17 December 2014]

The Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government has committed to track the implementation of Back to Basics Programme in its 23 municipalities through the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit located in the Office of the Premier. [read more]


Municipal communicators given marching orders [25 November 2014]

North West municipal communicators have been urged to up their communication game and bridge the communication gap that currently exist, which in many instances result in unnecessary service delivery protest action by community members. This message was put across to communicators during the two-day Local Government Communicators Forum held at Rustenburg recently, hosted by North West Department of Local Government & Human Settlements. [read more]


Setsokotsane Programme restores government confidence to Tswaing residents [11 November 2014]

Setsokotsane Programme which is spearheaded by Premier Supra Mahumapelo brought hope and restored confidence on government to Tswaing Local Municipality residents. In a delegation led by MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine, Setsokotsane Programme made several service delivery related interventions and projects in the area were inspected to address problems encountered by communities of Delareyville and Sannieshof. [read more]


Setsokotsane Programme restores government confidence to Tswaing residents [11 November 2014]

Setsokotsane Programme which is spearheaded by Premier Supra Mahumapelo brought hope and restored confidence on government to Tswaing Local Municipality residents. In a delegation led by MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine, Setsokotsane Programme made several service delivery related interventions and projects in the area were inspected to address problems encountered by communities of Delareyville and Sannieshof. [read more]


Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality gearing itself up for by-elections [28 October 2014]

The intervention task team led by the Administrator Kumaran “Kulu” Nair have managed to restore water provision to different parts of Ngaka Modiri Molema district, in particular Ramotshere Moiloa Municipality. Since the deployment of the team at the disbanded Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, the team arrived to water shortage crisis which led to the protest action by some communities in Ramotshere Moiloa municipality. [read more]


Intervention task team successfully restores water provision in Ngaka Modiri Molema [27 October 2014]

The intervention task team led by the Administrator Kumaran “Kulu” Nair have managed to restore water provision to different parts of Ngaka Modiri Molema district, in particular Ramotshere Moiloa Municipality. Since the deployment of the team at the disbanded Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, the team arrived to water shortage crisis which led to the protest action by some communities in Ramotshere Moiloa municipality. [read more]


MEC Maine And Management Visits Deceased Family And Injured Official In Hospital [27 October 2014]

North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlement, Collen Mokone Maine, accompanied by the Head of the Department, Moss Kgantsi, today visited the departmental official at Klerksdorp hospital following his involvement in a horrific accident on Friday last week. [read more]


Water supply to be restored in Ramotshere Moiloa municipality [22 October 2014]

Malfunctioning boreholes in and around Ramotshere Moiloa local municipality will be repaired in order to restore supply of water in areas that have been adversely affected by water shortage. [read more]


Ngaka Modiri Molema Municipal Manager officially suspended [22 October 2014]

The Municipal Manager of Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality Mokgele Mojaki has been suspended after he failed to provide reasons why he should not be suspended as stipulated in the letter of intention to have him suspended. The letter of suspension was issued to Mojaki by the Administrator, Khulu Nair who is to appoint the acting Municipal Manager soon. [read more]


Going back to basic in decreasing disaster risks [15 October 2014]

Going back to basics by making sure that street lights are operational, storm water drainage pipes are in good condition and approved building constructions follow the stipulated standards is one of the ways that municipalities can deal with disaster risk effectively. [read more]


MEDIA ALERT: MEC Maine provides feedback on Lekwa Teemane municipality [13 October 2014]

North West MEC for Local Government and Traditional Affairs, Collen Maine, will on Monday, 13 October 2014, provide feedback on the issues that the community of Boitumelong township in Lekwa Teemane local municipality, raised earlier in the year about the municipality.

The event will take place as follows::
Date: 13 October 2014
Time: 11H00
Venue: Boitumelong sports stadium [read more]


Government reaches out to the elderly in commemoration of the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction [10 October 2014]

Mmabatho: North West Provincial Government, through the National Disaster Management Centre, is stepping up its efforts to strengthen communities’ resilience to disasters by promoting the inclusion of older person in disaster risk reduction strategies. This comes as the international community commemorates the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October 2014. [read more]


MEDIA ALERT: MEC Maine calls an urgent press conference [25 September 2014]

Members of the media are invited to an urgent press conference to be addressed by North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlement Collen Maine - today, 25 September 2014, at 15h00 at the Ferns Guest House. The purpose of the briefing is to convey to the media the decision of the North West High Court, which was delivered today about an urgent application brought by Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality to challenge the decision of the EXCO to envoke the provision of Section 139 (1) (c) of the Constitution.


“Infrastructure development and job creation is at the centre of all”, says Maine [22 August 2014]

The North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements will in this financial year, fund infrastructure developmental projects to the tune of R141 620 000.00 and create job opportunities in the process. [read more]


MEC Maine Commit His Department To Build And Ensure Ownership [21 August 2014]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine, has committed his Department to build homes and further ensure that beneficiaries became owners of those properties. MEC Maine made this commitment when delivering his departmental budget speech at the North West Legislature on Wednesday. [read more]


North West Housing Corporation resuscitated [20 August 2014]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine informed the North West provincial legislature that the current administration has taken a decision to reverse the winding down process of the North West Housing Corporation. MEC Maine said the gesture will resuscitate the corporation with the main aim of addressing current challenges of housing and proper settlement of communities within the province. [read more]


SIU Recovers Thousands From Housing Frausters in the NW [20 August 2014]

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has recovered an amount of R904 (Nine hundred and four thousand rand) from housing beneficiaries who were found to be selling or leasing RDP houses in the North West alone. This was done in the fight against the unlawful act of sale or leasing of such houses. According to the North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine, the fines, forms part of the departmental revenue for the 2013/14 financial year. [read more]


“New department, new vision”, says MEC Maine [20 August 2014]

Mahikeng - The recently reconfigured Department of Local Government and Human Settlements offers a unique opportunity to share expertise on improving performance management system and strategic leadership which are necessary for the achievement of development goals assigned to it. The new Department came into being when the then Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs merged with the Department of Human Settlements. [read more]


NW Government To Deliver More Than 2500 Units In Marikana [11 July 2014]

North West provincial government in conjunction with Lonmin launched the Marikana extension 2 housing projects on Thursday. The project is said to change the face of Marikana which is dominated by informal settlements surrounding the mining areas in the Rustenburg area. More than 2500 houses will be build with the main objective of eradicating informal settlements in the province, especially around the mining towns. [read more]


Mr Collin Maine
MEC for Local Government & Human Settlements

Mr MI Kgantsi
HOD: Local Government & Human Settlements


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