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

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]


NCOP’ 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 government’s 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 year’s 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]


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]


Mr Collen Maine
MEC for Local Government & Human Settlements

Mr M Magwetyana
Acting HOD: Local Government & Human Settlements


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