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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....[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...[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, I stand here today...[Read] 
De Lille opens Public Works tender process to public...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Our Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille has instructed that all tender processes be opened immediately for public scrutiny, meaning that the public will be allowed to sit in on tender procedures where we evaluate the bids. They will also be allowed to sit in when we adjudicate the successful bidders." She made the statement lin Cape Town last night after outlining some of the measures the department would be undertaking to deal with corruption plaguing it. The department would be instituting lifestyle audits "starting with the minister between August 2019 and June 2020". She also noted the department - through the Special Investigating Unit - had been instructed to work toward recovering more than R403m through...[Read] [Speech]
Road infrastructure scores big from SOPA...
Friday, June 28, 2019

Our equitable share allocation for road infrastructure upgrades is set to increase from R933 million to R1,6 billion over next Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) cycle. This will lead to an increase in the number of kilometres that we will be able to upgrade from gravel to tar. Added to the good news Premier Job Mokgoro also the focus areas on roads will be to ensure that the majority of our economic, eco-tourism, agricultural and access routes are trafficable to facilitate economic growth and development in the province. We further commit to improve on the speed. We will work closely with SANRAL to coordinate the Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIP4) a work stream designed for our province under the Presidential Infrastructure..[Read]
State of the Nation Address 2019...
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Government will continue to provide employment through the Expanded Public Works Programme, especially in labour intensive areas like maintenance, clearing vegetation, plugging water leaks and constructing roads. We will continue to develop programmes to ensure that economically excluded young people are work ready and absorbed into sectors where ‘jobs demand’ is growing. These sectors include global business processing services, agricultural value chains, technical installation, repair and maintenance and new opportunities provided through the digital economy...[Read]
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