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State of the Province Address

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Count on me to assist you but do more to convince me...
Thursday, January 16, 2019

Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia De Lille, has pledged her support and reassured senior management of the provincial department of Public Works and Roads of her readiness to assist in motivating for the lifting of the intervention should such an opportunity arise.She cautioned however, that for that to happen, she would require a firm and unwavering support of all senior managers to rally around the ``Intervention team’’ led by her appointed administrator, Mr. Samuel Thobakgale. The department, and several others in the province have to date been placed under administration...[Read]
A major boost for rural road maintenance...
Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Yet another feather in the cap of the ``Intervention Team’’ at Public Works and Roads came in a form of successful procurement and delivery this week of road construction plant valued at more than R16million. The delivery has raised the bar in the department’s quest by Public Works and to turn the tide on the road maintenance backlog recovery plan to be rolled out soonest. The major boost of the much awaited top-of-the range road construction equipment is the first yellow-fleet purchase in two years, and the first for the department ever since it was placed under administration...[Read]
Salaries of Cabinet Ministers, Premiers and MECs frozen...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

It is critical to drive further infrastructure investment. Public-sector infrastructure projects are plagued by poor planning and implementation. This comes out in underspending, which reached 20 per cent of capital budgets last year. The Budget Facility for Infrastructure, a technical entity that reviews complex capital projects, has already strengthened state capacity. In addition, government has made progress on a blended finance Infrastructure Fund. The Fund will be hosted by the Development Bank of Southern Africa and will be led by Dr Sean Phillips...[Read]
North West police register four criminal cases...
Friday, October 11, 2019

The Administrator of North West Public Works and Roads, two of his support staff and Director have opened four separate criminal cases of intimidation with police against members of the provincial “Business Forum”. The cases have been registered at Mmabatho Police Station. This followed a fresh live threatening stand-off caused by about 30 members of the Business Forum on Thursday after forcing their way past security personnel and besieged the office of the Administrator, Samuel Thobakgale and his support staff. They were allegedly demanding to be awarded tenders. This was neither demand nor an interaction with the group. However it was the first time the group had been so rowdy and violent in their approach, even making death threats to...[Read]
"Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation” ...
Friday, August 09, 2019

As we mark 25 years of democracy, we can say with certainty that we have made a real difference in the lives of women. We have implemented policies and programmes to give practical expression to women’s rights to education, to health care, to basic services and to social support. Today, women comprise 58% of all students enrolled at universities and colleges around the country. Forty-seven per cent of MPs are women. This year, we achieved 50/50 gender parity among Cabinet Ministers for the first time. But we know there can be no true liberation of women unless they are economically empowered. For generations, black women in particular have carried the greatest burden of apartheid dispossession and deliberate underdevelopment....[Read] 
Departmental budget speech 2019/2020...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Madam Speaker, the Premier indicated that the provincial government is implementing the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) as a flagship program that aims to address unemployment and poverty alleviation. The Department has a dual role in the implementation of this program namely; provincial coordination, support, monitoring and reporting as well as implementation of the EPWP program within the departmental line functions through maximization of labour intensive methods. Under the provincial coordination, support, monitoring and reporting role...[Read] 
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