Vision

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.

Mission

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

Latest updates

Water interventions continues in Lehurutshe and surrounding villages [01 December 2016]

Work to drill boreholes and fix malfunctioning water engines is continuing to resolve water shortage in the drought-stricken Gopane and Dinokana villages in Ramotshere Moiloa local municipality. This emerged at a recent community engagement session with MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe and officials of local water authority - Sedibeng Water. [read more]


Bokone Bophirima wins again at the 2016 Govan Mbeki Housing Awards [26 November 2016]

A youth contractor from Bokone Bophirima has scooped an award at the national Govan Mbeki Housing Awards held at the Durban International Convention Centre, on the 24th of November 2016. This is the second year in a row that the province has won the Best Youth Contractor of the Year category. [read more]


Municipal public accounts committees get back in class [10 November 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima is intensifying measures to improve usage of public funds and audit outcomes of municipalities. This after it embarked on an intensive week long programme held in Potchefstroom, to induct the new members of the Municipal Public Accounts Committees (MPAC) on their oversight responsibilities. [read more]


Early detection of cancer saves lives [01 November 2016]

Early detection of cancer can lead to effective treatment and a positive prognosis. This was the message that ruled the 10 kilometre cancer awareness walk, undertaken by staff members of the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements as well as those from Office of the Premier yesterday as part of closing down cancer awareness month. [read more]


Protest erupts in Dinokana over three months water shortage [19 October 2016]

The MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima Galaletsang Gaolaolwe has restored calm in the residents of Ntsweletsoku and Dinokana which are few kilometers outside Welbedachgt township after they went on a rampage demanding clean drinking water. The residents accused Ramotshere Moilwa local municipality of failing to deliver services and maintenance of boreholes. [read more]


Elderly persons in Christiana get title deeds [13 October 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima in on a mission to ensure home ownership and this came into practice when 10 elderly persons in Utlwanang and Boitumelong near Christiana, were recently handed over title deeds. Over 1000 title deeds will be handed over to the rest of the beneficiaries in both areas. [read more]


The Mogale family celebrates their new homes to soothe pain [06 October 2016]

Delight coupled with celebrations was brought back to the family of Mogale after the devastating shack fire which claimed the lives of six (6) family members few months ago. Two Breaking New Grounds houses were handed over to the family by Bokone Bophirima Premier Supra Mahumapelo, as a promise fulfilled after their shack was reduced to ashes. Premier Mahumapelo was accompanied by MEC Galaletsang Gaolaolwe, Mayor of Tswaing Kgomotso Malwane and the local chief Kgosi Jeff Molete. [read more]


Department hard at work to mitigate drought in province [29 September 2016]

As most of the areas in Bokone Bophirima continue to be ravaged by drought, the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements continues to put measures in place to ensure that the residents in drought stricken areas are not adversely affected. [read more]


360 Title Deeds handed over at Groot Marico [20 September 2016]

A noticeable difference has been effected into the lives of ordinary residents in the disadvantaged areas of Bokone Bophirima through housing development which provided them with decent shelter which restored their dignity and provided them with security and comfort. However, the legality of home ownership of government subsidized Breaking New Ground housing units remained a thorn to owners and posed certain challenges. [read more]


Youth Contractor tops the Provincial Govan Mbeki Awards [10 September 2016]

A youth contractor emerged the best contractor at the 2016 Bokone Bophirima Govan Mbeki Awards which were held at Ganyesa village. The purpose of the awards which were held in the village for the second time as part of Village, Townships and Small Dorpies - VTSD approach by the provincial government, is to promote and re-enforce a culture of excellence within the housing sector in the delivery of integrated human settlements and restoration of dignity for all South Africans. [read more]


DA statement on performance of the department [30 August 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements has noted the recent statement issued by the DA Chief Whip in the North West provincial legislature, Jacqueline Theologo and as indicated in the statement, will await her written request for some of the issues mentioned. [read more]


60 houses to mark 60 years since historic women’s march to Union Buildings [30 August 2016]

All that Jack Molwantwa Mosala (97) from Itsoseng, ever wanted in his entire life, was to own a decent house for his family and yesterday, his biggest wish came true, thanks to the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima. [read more]


Department to intervene on Setsokotsane Call Centre quiries [30 August 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Province responded to the service delivery enquiries on Tuesday morning as part of Bua le Puso programme initiated by Office of the Premier. Many issues were raised by community members ranging from water crises and housing development. [read more]


Strengthen Oversight over municipal administration - MEC Gaolaolwe [26 August 2016]

MEC Galaletsang Gaolaolwe of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima has directed Mayors and Speakers to exercise their political oversight role over administration at their respective municipalities. MEC Gaolaolwe was speaking at the Mayors, Executive Mayors and Speakers session which its intention was to officially welcome them to the fourth term of local government. [read more]


Department officials spend a day with girls from disadvantaged families [23 August 2016]

As part of Women’s month activities, the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima under the executive leadership of MEC Galaletsang Gaolaolwe hosted young girls from previously disadvantaged local schools, to expose them to the actual work environment and programmes offered by the Department. The Program is known as the Bring a girl-child to work campaign and spearheaded by the National Ministry of Women. [read more]


Bokone Bophirima municipalities ready for another term [22 August 2016]

Municipalities in Bokone Bophirima province are ready to provide much needed services to communities. This follows the swearing-in of councillors, and the appointment of Speakers, Mayors, Executive Mayors and Single Whips in different local and district councils across the province recently, to constitute a council and kick-start the fourth administration of democratic local government. [read more]


Department ensures the woman are capacitated [08 August 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima launched the Women in Action campaign at Cooke’s Lake recently in Mahikeng, to embrace the call to take action and inspire change every day to the lives of individuals especially women. The initiative which was done in alliance with Golden Leopard Resorts to celebrate Women’s month, was to inspire women in an effort to promote spiritual, physical, mental and educational development, including the upliftment of destitute and underprivileged women folk irrespective of their class or religion. [read more]


Bokone Bophirima Local Government Elections - A Success Story [04 August 2016]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe has expressed her sincere gratitude for Bokone Bophirima citizens who went out in their numbers at different polling stations yesterday, to go and cast their vote. Thousands of voters braved the cold weather to cast their vote on the fourth local government elections yesterday. [read more]


MEC Gaolaolwe brings hope to destitute families in Mokasa village [03 August 2016]

An 87-year old pensioner in Mokasa village near Taung in Bokone Bophirima had almost given up hope of owning decent house until recently when the MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe visited him at his home after a plea from a local ward councillor. [read more]


Your future is in your hands - MEC Gaolaolwe [02 August 2016]

As millions of eligible voters across the country prepare to cast their vote on the fourth local government elections tomorrow, MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Galaletsang Gaolaolwe cast her special vote today at her home village of Matloding, in Ratlou local municipality. [read more]


Lehurutshe residents receive title deeds, ahead of women’s day [01 August 2016]

With only few days left before the rest of the country reminisces about the events that led to the 1956 march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria by hundred thousands of women from across the country, some residents in Lehurutshe, mainly women, have a reason to celebrate the gains made since then after they were issued out 36 title deeds last week. [read more]


Elderly women in Naauwpoort get houses during Nelson Mandela month [25 July 2016]

A 77 year old Naauwpoort woman, who has been staying in a shack for most of her life, has nothing but praises for the provincial government of Bokone Bophirima after she was given keys to her new house on Thursday at event to mark international Nelson Mandela month. [read more]


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]

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

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






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