News: Local

NWDC lambasted for corruption in Christiana hotel purchase.

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Latest News

MAHIKENG MAIL – MAHIKENG:  The provincial public accounts committee (SCOPA) in the North West has given the North West Development Corporation (NWDC) until tomorrow (Friday) to explain how they bought a hotel in Christiana for R49m when the original prize for the entity was in fact R38m but later changed to R40m.

 To read the full story, read our 09 March 2018 issue.

NEHAWU calls for immediate suspension of Lekalakala

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Latest News

MAHIKENG MAIL-MAHIKENG: Angry Members of the worker’s Union NEHAWU caused a complete shutdown at the Department of Health offices after they protested against a meeting that was to be chaired by the Department HOD Dr Thabo Lekalakala. The workers refused to attend the meeting and called for the immediate suspension of Dr Lekalakala. 

To read the full story, read our 02 March 2018 issue.

New name and international status for Mahikeng Airport

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Latest News

MAHIKENG MAIL - MARIKANA: The North West Provincial Government has reached another milestone in the recapitalization of the Mahikeng Airport. In his State of the Province Address which was delivered at the Marikana Community Hall, in the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Premier Supra Mahumapelo announced that the name change process of the airport has been completed and the Mafikeng Airport will soon be called George Dick Montshioa Airport, in honour of the Barolong Boo Ratshidi chieftaincy. 

To read the full story, read our 02 March 2018 issue.

Mothers left to sleep on the floor

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Latest News

MAHIKENG MAIL-MAHIKENG: The recent pictures that are doing the rounds on Facebook about Bophelong Provincial Hospital in Mahikeng brought to light concerns about substandard hygiene and conditions in the Maternity Ward. The pictures show mothers sleeping on a mattress with the new born babies with no space as they sleep on the dirty floor and with no sheets provided.  

To read the full story, read our 23 February 2018 issue.

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