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

MEC Maine calls for calm in Venterdorp [29 July 2015]

The residents of Ventersdorp local municipality has until Friday to object the Municipal Demarcation Board’s proposal to re-determine the municipal boundaries by merging Ventersdorp local municipality with Tlokwe local municipality, in terms of Section 21 of the Local Government Municipal Demarcation Act of 1998. [read more]


Department gives title deeds to elderly women in Mamusa, ahead of Women’s month [27 July 2015]

Celebrations for Women’s month in August came a bit early for four elderly women in Ipelegeng township near Schweizer Reneke in Mamusa local municipality, after they received title deeds for their houses last week. The handing over of these title deeds also coincided with the provincial government’ service delivery programme, Setsokotsane which is intended to bring government services closer to communities throughout the Province. [read more]


Residents of Bokone Bophirima benefit wholly from infrastructure projects [22 July 2015]

Over 38 000 jobs and job opportunities have been created in municipalities throughout Bokone Bophirima through various infrastructure projects and the community works programme (CWP), since the start of the current term of local government in 2011. [read more]


Municipalities will be taken to court for irregular personnel appointments, says MEC Maine [21 July 2015]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine will take to court municipalities in Bokone Bophirima that do not comply with provisions of the Municipal Systems Amendment Act (MSA) of 2011 on appointment of senior municipal officials to declare such appointments null and void. [read more]


Housing contractors join the global movement and help change Bokone Bophirima for the better [21 July 2015]

The former and late statesman Nelson Mandela is surely smiling in his grave after at least 30 housing contractors committed to built houses for impoverished families in Greater Taung local municipality in Bokone Bophirima, as their contribution on Nelson Mandela month under the theme “Make everyday a Mandela Day: Contributing 67 minutes of our time to help those in need.” [read more]


Housing developers in Bokone Bophirima plough back to their communities on Nelson Mandela International Day [19 July 2015]

When Gloria Mokgothu’s shack in Klerksdorp’s Extension 12 (Jouberton) got destroyed twice by fire in 2012, she had to face the daunting task of rebuilding her home - a shack, from the debris. [read more]


MEC Maine takes Setsokotsane to another level and delivers houses in Vryburg [08 July 2015]

In line with the new strategy to deal with illegal occupation of houses which is rife in Bokone Bophirima, MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine recently handed over the completed houses to legitimate beneficiaries in Extension 28, Naledi local municipality in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District. [read more]


Department to provide emergency housing to the Bona-Bona impoverished family [30 June 2015]

The Bokone Bophirima Department of Local Government and Human Settlements is to provide emergency housing to the impoverished families of Bona-Bona village near Morokweng in Kagisano-Molopo municipality. This follows the discovery of the Kesentseng family which lives in dilapidated shack by departmental officials during the Setsokotsane Programme at Bona-Bona village in Kagisano Molopo Municipality recently. [read more]


Department to deal with illegal occupation of low cost houses in Coligny [30 June 2015]

Bokone Bophirima MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements has promised the formulation of a strategy that will assist in avoiding illegal occupation of completed low cost houses by wrongful people. This comes at time when another illegal occupation was recorded at Coligny under Ditsobotla municipality in the newly built low cost houses. MEC Collen Maine who was accompanied by MEC for Public Safety and Transport Management Gaoagwe Oageng Molapisi met with leaders of local residents at Ditsobotla municipal office recently to get to the bottom of the allegations. [read more]


MEC Maine Receives Madibeng Protest March Memorandum [30 June 2015]

Officials from the Department of Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima will as from today, move into Madibeng local municipality to conduct an audit on RDP beneficiary lists. [read more]


Church and its youth remain important in advancing economic freedom – MEC Maine [29 June 2015]

North West MEC of Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine says the church and youth have an important role to play to advance economic freedom in our lifetime, guided by the philosophical construct of Saam-Trek Saam-Werk, which seeks to Rebrand, Reposition and Renew Bokone Bophirima Province. MEC Maine was addressing the National Youth Conference of the Apostolic Faith Mission Church of South Africa - AFM Church, hosted at University of North West in Mahikeng Campus, over the weekend. [read more]


Setsokotsane bring changes to Lekwa-Teemane communities [15 June 2015]

Five houses which were damaged by the storm in ward 3, Boitumelong Township under Lekwa teemane Municipality will be demolished and re- build by the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements. The commitment was made MEC Collen Maine during his visit to these houses as part of Setsokotsane Programme which was recently held at Bloemhof and Christiana in Lekwa-Teemane Local Muncipality. [read more]


FNB boosts efforts to create excellence in North West local government [03 June 2015]

The Bokone Bophirima MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine has commended the FNB Academy for Municipal Excellence - FAME as one of the important programmes that can assist the department in transforming municipalities. MEC Maine said this during the launch of FAME in the province, in a three day programme which is intended to contribute towards improving administrative and financial skills among senior officials in participating municipalities. [read more]


Department must revoke tenders of fronting contractors – Deputy Minister Kota-Hendricks [25 May 2015]

Deputy Minister for Human Settlements Zoe Kota-Hendricks has called upon the Bokone Bophirima Department of Local Government and Human Settlements led by MEC Collen Maine to withdraw and cancel tender contracts of fronting contractors. Deputy Minister Kota-Hendricks was addressing the Provincial Govan Mbeki Awards event held at Manthe village in Taung which was attended amongst others by councillors, mayors, municipal managers and housing contractors. [read more]


Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality gets an Administrator to run its affairs [22 May 2015]

Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality in Bokone Bophirima will now have all of its executive functions performed by an Administrator, in terms of the Section 139(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. [read more]


MEDIA ALERT: Best Performing Housing Developers In Bokone Bophirima, To Get Awards [20 May 2015]

Captains in the housing industry, Executive Mayors and Mayor, Councillors, will all converge in Manthe village near Taung in Bokone Bophirima at the weekend, to witness housing developers being recognised for their sterling performance during 2014/2015 financial year.

The event will take place as follows::
Date: 23 May 2015
Time: 18H00
Venue: Manthe sports ground in Taung [read more]


Department to audit illegal occupants of Monakato low cost houses [19 May 2015]

Bokone Bophirima MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine has ordered an audit of illegal occupants who are staying in the newly built low cost houses in Slovo Extension 2 and 3 at Monakato village outside Rustenburg. The audit follows the concerns raised by residents that there is high illegal occupation which according to residents is a result of favouritism by the former councillor in the area. MEC Maine announced this when he was addressing community at the Monakato community hall recently. [read more]


Bokone Bophirima housing inspectors capacitated [18 May 2015]

The Bokone Bophirima Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in partnership with National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) embarked on an intensive programme of capacitating housing inspectors within the Local Government sphere to take a zero tolerance against shoddy work in housing project. The Department recently held workshops in Ngaka Modiri Molema and Bojanala Platinum District Municipalities respectively. [read more]


Ventersdorp and Tswaing local municipalities stripped off executive functions [17 May 2015]

Two local municipalities in Bokone Bophirima have had their part of their executive functions (excluding the passing of Integrated Development Plans (IDP), budget, policies and by-laws) taken over by the provincial government in terms of Section 139(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. [read more]


Mining towns get a face lift through housing delivery [12 May 2015]

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, remains committed to bringing dignity to the people living in mining areas. Of the 3462 housing units budgeted for in 2014/2015, 2999 have been delivered. [read more]


SECTION 139 (1)(B) Interventions Yields Positive Results [24 April 2015]

The Section 139(1)(b) of the Constitution of RSA intervention at both Madibeng local municipality and Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality, have yielded positive results. MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine told the National Council of Provinces’ NCOP Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs this week. NCOP was doing oversight visits to municipalities which have been put under Section 139 (1)(b) of the Constitution. [read more]


GOVAN MBEKI AWARDS POSTPONED not CANCELLED [23 April 2015]

The Govan Mbeki Awards event which was to be held at Manthe Village in Taung (tomorrow 24 April 2015) has been POSTPONED due to unforeseen circumstances, till further notice. The department unreservedly apologises for inconvenience the POSTPONEMENT might have caused. Kindly ignore the earlier correspondence.


MEC Maine restores order in "platinum rich" Ledig [17 April 2015]

Order has been restored in Ledig near Sun City, following the successful intervention of MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Collen Maine who has been in the area, engaging at length with all affected parties in since the beginning of the week. [read more]


Municipalities made to commit to paying creditors on time [13 April 2015]

Municipal officials in Bokone Bophirima who do not implement the signed agreement to honour the conditions set out by the National Treasury to address non-payment of creditors within stipulated period of 30 days, are likely to have disciplinary and or civil criminal proceedings instituted against them in terms of Section 172 and 173 of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) [read more]


Heads must roll at Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality - MEC Maine [09 April 2015]

When senior officials of Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality reported for duty on Tuesday morning, the last thing they had anticipated was a surprise visit by members of the Provincial Executive Council. MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine accompanied by MEC for Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development, Wendy Nelson visited the institution to get first hand information with regard to the state of finances as well as general issues of governance in the institution that was once put under administration by the Provincial Government. [read more]


Another housing celebration for Ventersdorp communities [30 March 2015]

Bokone Bophirima MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine has announced his department’s intention to deliver 800 more houses to residents in the villages around Ventersdorp. MEC Maine made the announcements during the community meeting held on Wednesday at Boikhutsong Community hall. [read more]


SCOPA Applaud Local Government And Human Settlements Department On Mpacs [26 March 2015]

The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in Bokone Bophirima, Honourable Mahlakeng Mahlakeng has applauded the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements for the unwavering support it provides to all established Municipal Public Accounts Committees (MPAC), the provincial forum in the Province. [read more]


MEC Maine brings tangible solutions to water and sanitation challenges in Madibeng [24 March 2015]

All boreholes that are either malfunctioning or not energised will be refurbished and energised as a matter of urgency in order to restore the water supply to the residents of Letlhabile and adjacent townships in Madibeng local municipality. [read more]


Situation in Letlhabile remains calm [20 March 2015]

MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Collen Maine remains satisfied about the calm situation in Letlhabile and surrounding areas since yesterday and want to appeal once more to the residents to refrain from destroying public amenities and rather make use of all available channels of communication to voice their concerns with either the municipality, or the provincial government. [read more]


Double celebration for the residents of Ventersdorp is imminent [19 March 2015]

The residents of Ventersdorp local municipality will not only rebury their liberation struggle stalwart and international icon, John Beaver Marks at the weekend in Tshing township, but they are also set to benefit from the resuscitation of the housing project of just over R84 million for 415 units in at least four villages and the project is to start as early as next week. [read more]


MEC Maine takes lead in the call to support small businesses [17 March 2015]

Bokone Bophirima MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine took the lead in heeding to the recent call by Premier Supra Mahumapelo for members of the Executive Council and Senior Government Managers to buy lunches for themselves when having meeting and support small and emerging businesses especially in the villages, townships and small dorpies. [read more]


Labour court rules against suspended municipal manager of City of Matlosana Mr. Motsemme [15 March 2015]

the MEC responsible for Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in the Bokone Bophirima Province Mr. Collen Maine welcomes the Labour Court Judgement on Friday against the suspended Municipal Manager of City Matlosana Mr Elie Tsietsi Motsemme. [read more]


Department to unblock social housing project in Mahikeng [03 March 2015]

The North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements is on track to take over the completion of the 2400 social housing units in Mahikeng’s Unit 3. This follows after the project came to a halt following a dispute between the developer and the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) over the incomplete structure. The Department is currently in discussions with the Ministry of Human Settlements for additional funding. [read more]


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]


Mr Collen Maine
MEC for Local Government & Human Settlements

Mr M Magwetyana
Acting HOD: Local Government & Human Settlements


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