A united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, prosperous society and a developmental state as expressed in the Freedom Charter and the Constitution of the Republic.


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

Latest updates

R14 Million water reticulation project for Boskuil residents [06 July 2016]

Shortage of water in the Boskuil and Orsenskraal area near Wolmarandstad under Maquassie-Hills local municipality will become a thing of the past. This follows the official handing over of the 14 million water reticulation project by MEC for Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima who was accompanied by Mayor of Maquassie-Hills Cllr. Noni Kgabi. [read more]

Department ensures construction skills for young people [04 July 2016]

40 Young people of Khunwana village in the Tswaing local municipality will be trained to acquire different housing construction skills that will change their lives. This was announced during the Youth Build 2016 which was launched by the Premier of Bokone Bophirima, Supra Mahumapelo and MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Galaletsang Gaolaolwe, in Khunwana village over the weekend. [read more]

House, security and comfort for another older person [04 July 2016]

89 year old year Gaserekwe Matlabe of Khunwana village in Tswaing Local municipality officially moved from her dilapidated house which is at the verge of collapse, to a fully furniture four roomed Breaking New Ground house. This happened during the handover of her house by Premier of Bokone Bophirima, Supra Mahumapelo and MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Galaletsang Gaolaolwe which was part of the 2016 Youth Build launch in the area. [read more]

Fire fighters in Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality get new uniforms and ICT equipments[23 June 2016]

Fire fighters in Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality can now respond to emergency and fire incidents clad in full uniform and protective clothing, thanks to the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima. [read more]

Dignity restoration through housing development continues[21 June 2016]

A noticeable difference has been effected into the lives of ordinary residents in the impoverished remote rural areas of Bokone Bophirima, who have benefitted from rural housing project in Kagisano-Molopo local municipality, thanks to the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements. [read more]

Departments to embark on rates and taxes payment campaign[08 June 2016]

In a bid to propel service delivery in Bokone Bophirima the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements together with Department of Finance Economy Enterprise Development will roll out a rates and payments campaign that will run throughout this month. This came to light during the Municipal Managers forum held yesterday in Mahikeng. [read more]

Department to employ effective actions to turnaround finances in municipalities[02 June 2016]

The Department of Local Government & Human Settlements welcomes the Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s report on local government audit outcomes. Under the excellent leadership of MEC Fenny Gaolaolwe, specific areas that require attention have been identified for intervention and consistent support by the Department. [read more]

Department Dicuss Infrustructure Grant Expenditure With Municipalities[01 June 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima in collaboration with National department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, NW Department of Public Works and representatives from 23 local municipalities held a two day workshop recently to discuss the readiness of municipalities in terms of allocation of Municipal Infrastructure Grant for the 2016/2017 financial year. [read more]

Department on a quest for new sanitation technology [30 May 2016]

The North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in its mandate to provide quality service delivery to communities around Bokone Bophirima have embarked on finding alternative sanitation technology that will replace the current ventilated improved pit toilets that are currently being used. [read more]

Marikana court case postponed [19 May 2016]

The case against Rustenburg local municipality versus the illegal occupants of the houses in Marikana was on Thursday postponed in the North West High Court to 10th June 2016 to allow respondents to file heads of arguments. [read more]

Department embarks on Monitoring & Evaluation Learning Network with municipalities [17 May 2016]

The Department of Local Government & Human Settlements recently embarked on a session to consult municipalities on exchanging of ideas on the implementation of the performance management system within their work sphere. [read more]

Dignity restored to an elderly woman [16 May 2016]

The dignity of yet another senior citizen in the remote rural areas of Bokone Bophirima has been restored after receiving a house donated in the spirit of Nelson Mandela, ensuring a safe and decent roof over her head. A delighted Merriam Nkarabeng Dire (84) of Khudutlou village in Greater Taung Local Municipality felt honoured after receiving the keys of a complete four roomed house donated by housing developer, Ms Motsei Modise of Leretletse Lesedi Trading. [read more]

Response to an article in the Mail and Guardian, ‘Supra’s sneaky move to control billions’.

An article in today’s Mail and Guardian with the headline “Supra’s sneaky move to control billions" does not only seek to sow confusion in the minds of the people of Bokone Bophirima, but it also seek to paint an imaginary picture that the provincial government is on a mission to squander public funds channelled towards service delivery at local government level. [read more]

Acting MEC Gaolaolwe on implementation of second phase of back to basics (B2B) programme [06 May 2016]

The 2016/2017 financial year will see implementation of the second phase of the back-to-basics programme, focusing on building effective system and resilient institutions of local government. The first phase of B2B strategy was launched in 2014 with the sole intention of improving the functioning of municipalities to better serve communities by getting the basics right. [read more]

Department to ‘clean up’ beneficiary lists and strengthen contract management across province [06 May 2016]

Department of Local Government and Human Settlements working together with the National Department of Human Settlements will roll out the electronic housing needs register to create a single provincial list which will contribute to the national housing demand list. The housing needs register will assist in planning properly and support the village based planning initiative. [read more]

Department to spend over R2 billion on human settlements development [05 May 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlement has budgeted at least R2.1 billion for the 2016/2017 financial year on integrated human settlements development throughout Bokone Bophirima. This will translate into servicing of 7 680 sites and building 12 581 housing units thus creating 20 261 housing opportunities in the 2016/17 financial year across villages, townships and small dorpies. [read more]

MEC Gaolaolwe warns against fires on international fire fighters day [04 May 2016]

As the rest of the world observes International fire fighters day, Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Fenny Gaolaolwe has appealed to members of the communities, especially those staying in shacks to be cautious at all times and not to leave lit candles, paraffin/gas stoves unattended during the winter season. [read more]

Department launches Earthquake Awareness Campaign at Public Schools[26 April 2016]

The Department of Local Government & Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima together Matlosana local municipality’s Disaster Management Centre rolled out a fully blown campaign to educate learners in Klerksdorp on ways to effectively prevent, mitigate, prepare for and respond to the impact of disaster caused by dolomite, earthquake and sinkholes. The campaign reached out to the four schools which were hit hard by earthquake in August 2015 and they are: Vuyanimawethu, Borakanelo secondary school, Khayalethu Selang-thuto primary school. [read more]

Department trains students in building construction[20 April 2016]

Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima is taking strides to assist a group of students who have a passion for building construction by offering them a two year apprenticeship skills programme. [read more]

Illegal occupants of houses in Marikana stand to be evicted [19 April 2016]

Occupants of the houses in Marikana have until next week Thursday, 28th April to inform the court why they must not be evicted from the houses that they have been illegally occupying since early this year. [read more]

Stakeholders get an update on progress of amalgamation of Tlokwe and Ventersdorp [19 April 2016]

With the local government elections just around the corner and the merger of Tlokwe and Ventersdorp local municipalities in Bokone Bophirima going ahead, a series of stakeholders meetings are to take place to appraise them (stakeholders) on progress since the announcement to merge the two municipalities. They will be addressed by councillors from both municipalities and officials from the province. [read more]

Service Providers Are Warned Against An Ongoing Tender Scam[13 April 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima is calling out to all service providers not to be lured into believing that for them to do business with the department, they are monies to be paid to upfront. In some instances, these fraudsters use fictitious letters of appointments and contracts supposedly from the Department with a forged signature of the Head of Department. [read more]

Department welcomes new Head of Department[04 April 2016]

The Acting MEC Fenny Gaolaolwe responsible for Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima warmly welcomes the newly appointed Head of Department Mr. Ephraim Phihadu Motoko with effect from the 1st April 2016. [read more]

Department confident on the envisaged Human Settlements Act[17 March 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements is optimistic that the White Paper on Human Settlements will unblock the shortcomings which hinder improved provision of integrated human settlements in the province. This came out at the two-day policy consultative workshop which will ultimately contribute towards the establishment of the Human Settlements Act. [read more]

MEC Gaolaolwe on voter registration weekend [06 March 2016]

Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Fenny Gaolalwe has registered the provincial government’s satisfaction at the voter turnout in voting stations across the province, at the weekend. [read more]

Earthquake and dolomitic sinkhole workshop held to raise awareness [04 March 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima through its Provincial Disaster Management Centre and other stakeholders held a workshop on how to raise community awareness on earthquake and sinkholes in the province. [read more]

Department partners with OFM to donate bottled water to drought stricken Mamusa [24 February 2016]

As the heat wave continues to sweep through most parts of the country including the North West province, the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements continues to forge partnership with various sectors to mitigate the drought situation. [read more]

Bokone Bophirima municipalities to heighten usage of social media [19 February 2016]

The Local Government Communicators Forum – LGCF has once again encouraged communicators in municipalities to heighten the usage of social media networks such as facebook and twitter, and improve municipal websites to contribute to the enhancement of the image of municipalities in the province and promote interaction with communities. This came out at the last session of the LGCF for the financial year 2015/16 held at Rustenburg. [read more]

MEC Gaolaolwe applauds Operation Hydrate [18 February 2016]

– The Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Fenny Gaolaolwe has strongly commended the organisers and volunteers of Operation Hydrate after they had distributed more than 510 000 litres of water to drought stricken communities in Bokone Bophirima. [read more]

NW high court issues eviction order for Marikana [08 February 2016]

The North West High Court on Friday evening, issued out an interim eviction order against all illegal occupants of the houses in Marikana. This is after the Rustenburg local municipality filed for an urgent application for an eviction order against any other persons who has illegally occupied the Breaking New Ground housing units in Marikana Extension 2. [read more]

Minister Sisulu Calls On Municipalities And Provinces To Pay Undisputed Housing Invoices In The Next Seven Days Or Face Withholding Of Funds [28 January 2016]

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu and Provincial MECs of Human Settlements today met with more than 500 contractors and developers to discuss how to immediately resolve and pay all due and payable invoices that are outstanding formore than 30 days as required by law and a Cabinet decision. [read more]

Department intensifies housing and bulk infrastructure implementation [26 January 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements has once more demonstrated its commitment to maximise the impact by finding housing planning and development solutions to provide integrated human settlements to communities. This follows the robust two-day Housing Planning Indaba which was held in an effort to unblock hindrances and lay housing plans to speedup provision of housing other much needed infrastructure throughout the Bokone Bophirima province in the next financial year. The session which was held in Haartebeespoort was also attended by National Department of Human Settlements, Housing Development Agency (HDA) and Social Housing Regulator Authority (SHRA) and other relevant stakeholders. [read more]

Hon. Galaletsang Fenny Gaolaolwe
MEC for Local Government & Human Settlements

Mr. Phihadu Ephraim Motoko
HOD: Local Government & Human Settlements

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