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

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 governmentís 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 Ė 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]

Ė 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]


MEC Wendy Nelson commits to assist schools to overcome their challenges [15 January 2016]

Bokone Bophirima Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Wendy Nelson has committed to assist Leteane Secondary School and Kebalipile High School in Mahikeng to overcome their challenges to ensure that learners perform to their optimum and receive greater pass rate at the end of the year. MEC Wendy Nelson who was accompanied by senior officials from the Department of Education visited the schools which are situated in Magogoe Koikoi Village and Montshioa Township respectively, to check on their state of readiness for the 2016 calendar year. [read more]


Department ready to deal with havoc caused by heavy storms [12 January 2016]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, working with all relevant stakeholders is geared up to deal with incidents of disaster as most parts of the province started to experience heavy rainfalls that wreaked havoc since the start of the week. [read more]


Government hands over the multi-million rand Marikana Housing Project [10 January 2016]

Minister Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu together with the Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe , the Premier of North West, Supra Mahumapelo and the acting North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Wendy Nelson handed over the R159 million Marikana Housing Project in Rustenburg, North West. [read more]


Government embarks on a process to audit beneficiary list of Marikana housing project [10 January 2016]

National Department of Human Settlements, together with the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima in partnership with Rustenburg local municipality has embarked on an intense and vigorous process to verify the beneficiary lists of the 292 Breaking New Ground housing units as part of the 1st phase of Marikana housing project. [read more]


MEC Nelson Condemns Violent Acts By Municipal Workers In Zeerust [06 January 2016]

The Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Wendy Nelson strongly condemns acts of violence and destruction of public property by some municipal workers and the community of Ramotshere Moiloa local municipality, on Tuesday afternoon. [read more]


Local government communicators discuss heightening communication ahead of next yearís elections [07 December 2015]

With the local government elections imminent, local government communicators in Bokone Bophirima are pulling all stops to heighten communication with their constituencies in order to ensure that they are informed about developments in their localities. [read more]


Merger of municipalities of Tlokwe and Ventersdorp continues unabated [07 December 2015]

The recent judgement of the Constitutional Court to set aside the outcome of the by-elections held in 2013, does not in any way, affect the amalgamation of Tlokwe and Ventersdorp local municipalities. In terms of Section 25 of the Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998, the municipality is to have fresh by-elections in 7 wards in Tlokwe within 90 days as the per the court judgement. [read more]


MEDIA ALERT: Family of 18 in Tsetse village to get a house, thanks to a good Samaritan [19 November 2015]

Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Wendy Nelson, accompanied by the Member of the Provincial Legislature, Hon. Hoffman Galeng, will on Friday, 20 November 2015, hand over a house to a family of 18 in Tsetse village, outside Mahikeng. [read more]


MEDIA ALERT: Deputy Minister of Human Settlements to launch Youth Build in Kanana, Orkney [14 November 2015]

The Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Zoe Kota-Fredericks will on Wednesday, 18 November 2015, officially launch the Youth Build programme by handing over completed houses which are part of the 187 units (worth over R17 million) built by the winner of the Best Youth Contractor in the 2015 Provincial and National Govan Mbeki awards. The event (launch) will take place in Kanana, Orkney near Klerksdorp in Matlosana local municipality [read more]


MEC Nelson on Departmentís annual report for 2014/2015 [11 November 2015]

The implementation of the local government back to basics strategy and the goal to turn Bokone Bophirima into a construction site, were the guiding ideals informing the work of the Department, for 2014/2015 financial year. This is according to Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Wendy Nelson when she tabled the Department Annual report on Tuesday. [read more]


Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government remain vindicated by court judgment - Acting MEC Wendy Nelson [07 November 2015]

The Acting MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Wendy Nelson wishes to welcome the decision made by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to dismiss an urgent application made against the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) and Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan, to stop the merge of some municipalities in the country. For instance in Bokone Bophirima the board has merged the Potchefstroom based Tlokwe municipality with Ventersdorp municipality after thorough public participation. [read more]


Women get their dignity restored through housing [02 November 2015]

Christmas came a bit early for four elderly women in Signal Hill village near Mahikeng after they received fully furnished houses, thanks to the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima in partnership with the Bokone Bophirima chapter of the South African Women in Construction (SAWIC). [read more]


Setsotsokane touches the life of a family of 27 in rural Bona Bona [27 October 2015]

Every time it started to rain or the wind blows, Kesentseng Puleng (93) would sit up and pray hard that her make shift shack does not get washed away by the rain or blown away by the wind. Little did she know that the whirlwind of change, Setsokotsane that engulfed the area of Bona Bona (near Ganyesa in Kagisano-Molopo local municipality) in the middle of winter this year, would instead of blowing off her shack, bring her a new house. [read more]


MEC Maine calls for order in Ramotshere Moiloa [06 October 2015]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Collen Maine has on Tuesday called for calm and restrain for workers to refrain from denying the community of Ramotshere Moiloa local municipality much needed services, following the disruption of municipal services in the past weeks. MEC Maine has also called on the councillors to fully support the newly elected Mayor Simon Senna, following a recent special council meeting. [read more]


National recreation sport and wellness day [06 October 2015]

The Department was part of the national recreation sport and wellness day that was held in Zeerust. The day included activities such as funwalk, soccer, netball, volleyball and indigenous & recreation games. Public servants from different Departments joined in on the activity packed day. National recreation day was started to promote life-long wellness by ensuring that people participate in physical activities and gain motivation to live healthier and become more active [read more]


Department hands over three fire fighting vehicles to assist in protest riddled Ventersdorp [21 September 2015]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima has once again fulfilled its mandate to assist municipalities in the province by handing over three fire fighting vehicles through their Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) to help fire fighting in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district. [read more]


A whirlwind changes the lives benefits the residents of Boskuil near Wolmaranstad [20 August 2015]

As a whirlwind of change, Setsokotsane continues to engulf Bokone Bophirima, the residents of Boskuil and Oersonkraal near Wolmaranstad in Maquassi hills local municipality will have their thirst quenched and also, have access to water borne sewerage as they get water and sanitation services brought closer to their doorsteps. [read more]


Select Committee On COGTA Concludes Provincial Intervention Assessment [20 August 2015]

The Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, having concluded its fact finding mission to Tswaing and Ventersdorp municipalities, will deliberate on the report and advise the National Council of Provinces on how to proceed with the application by the North West Provincial Executive Council to invoke of Section 139 (1) (b) of the Constitution on these two municipalities. [read more]


NCOPí Select Committee on Social Services sold on Marikana housing project [19 August 2015]

The Select Committee on Social Services has nothing but praises for the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima for successfully implementing the Marikana housing project which is part of governmentís initiative to revitalise old mining town on and to bringing dignity to the people living in mining areas. [read more]


Notice: Invitation for Nominations [18 August 2015]

Invitation by the relevant MEC responsible for Local Government and Human Settlements in the North West Province for the nominations of persons in terms of Section 7 read with Section 9(2)(a) of the Rental Housing Act of 1999, as amended, for appointment as members of the North West Rental Housing Tribunal, to resolve conflicts in the rental housing sector and facilitate sound relations between tenants and landlords. [read more]


Housing projects to revitalise mining towns, well underway [15 August 2015]

Housing development projects which will see the total transformation and upliftment of mining towns in Bokone-Bophirima province are well underway and are to be completed in due course. The revitalization of distressed mining communities follows the Social Accord which was signed for by President Jacob Zuma in October 2012 as a commitment to accelerate efforts to upgrade human settlements in mining towns and improving the living and working conditions of mineworkers. [read more]


Bokone Bophirima shines at the Human Settlements National Govan Mbeki Awards 2015 [14 August 2015]

The Bokone - Bophirima Department of Local Government and Human Settlements scooped three critical housing awards at Human Settlements National Govan Mbeki Awards held at Cape Town International Convention Centre recently. The province is the winner of the Best Non-Subsidy Contractor, Best Enhanced People Housing Process Project and Best Youth Contractor categories. [read more]


Province continues to clear havoc caused by last yearís earthquake [13 August 2015]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima will continue to provide the necessary support to communities affected by the earthquake which wreaked havoc in most parts of the Province last year in August. [read more]


Department helps municipality extinguishes fire by buying fire engines [13 August 2015]

In order to deal with fire disasters especially those that happen along the N12 road in the Province, the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, has spent over for R2.8 million in fire fight engines for Maquassi local municipality. [read more]

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

Mr. Emphram Motoko
HOD: Local Government & Human Settlements


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