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Mr Pakiso Mothupi (HoD) dismissed...
Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Suspended head of department (HoD) for Public Works and Roads, Mr Pakiso Mothupi, has been fired from the Public Service ``with immediate effect’’ by the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille. The decision to dismiss him, followed the conclusion on May 06, 2021 of a disciplinary hearing initiated by the department against Mr Mothupi. He was charged with gross misconduct. In a letter dated June 3, 2021, Minister De Lille also informed Mr Mothupi that he may declare a dispute with the relevant Bargaining Council if not satisfied with the outcome of the hearing.
2021-2022 Departmental budget speech...
Tuesday, June 01, 2021

We made strides in improving on our performance and delivery to our people. As part of rolling out major infrastructure projects in the past two financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21, we successfully completed seventy (71) road infrastructure projects including upgrading and constructing of new roads. In some instances, our roads rehabilitation programmes meant that we restored the existing dilapidated road infrastructure to its original state. Our roads Re-gravelling meant making our rural roads trafficable whilst Spot Maintenance involved patching potholes, opening water...[Read]
SIU, Public Works launch Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum...
Monday, May 24, 2021

Cabinet also approved the establishment of Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) as the administrative arm responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment Plan which is made up of projects from all three spheres of government, state-owned enterprises and the private sector. It is against this background, that the Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum (IBACF) has been initiated as a strategy to detect and prevent corruption in the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment Plan because this plan cannot be derailed or affected by corruption...[Read]
Special Investigating Unit (SIU) now at our doorstep...
Monday, March 15, 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed Proclamation R21 of 2021 authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate corruption, malpractice and maladministration in the North West Department of Public Works and Roads and to recover any financial losses suffered by the Department. The proclamation authorizes the SIU to look into transactions which took place between 1 January 2016 and 12 March 2021, the date of proclamation. The SIU is also authorized to look into transactions that took place after the date of the proclamation, which are relevant to, connected with, incidental or involve the same persons, entities or contracts investigated. The SIU investigation in the department will focus on the following:...[Read]
MEC Gaoage Molapisi welcomes the SIU's investigation...
Monday, March 15, 2021

MEC Molapisi has noted the Presidential Proclamation regarding the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in accordance with the signed Proclamation 21 of 2021 and the Special Tribunal ACT, 1996 (ACT NO. 74 OF 1996), President Ramaphosa authorising the SIU to investigate certain allegations of malfeasance as they pertain to the Department of Public Works and Roads in the North West province and to furthermore recover losses suffered by the State. MEC Molapisi wishes to welcome the investigation and its scope, commencing as it were, from 1 January 2016 to 12 March 2021. It is the MEC’s view that such an investigation by the SIU will provide a full picture of the governance state of the department, and hopefully assist with the...[Read]
Provincial budget speech delivered by MEC Rosho ...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The tabling of the current budget comes amidst tough economic times where for the past twelve months, most economic activities were halted at one point or another due to a national lockdown that had to be imposed under the National Disaster Management Act, No.57 of2002.The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the deepest economic recession in decades, threatening health, disrupting economic activity, and hurting people’s well-being and jobs. The impact of the pandemic has ravaged through every layer of our social fabric as we know it...[Read]
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