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


"A transformed developmental local governance and integrated sustainable human settlements in safe and dignified communities"

Latest updates

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]

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]

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

Mr. Ephraim Motoko
HOD: Local Government & Human Settlements

Fraud is like a CANCER; it slows down the rate of development in a country and deprives citizens of the services that they must receive from government.

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