Category: News from the Speaker

North West Legislature Speaker Pays Tribute to the Late MEC Kgakgamatso Nkewu.

The Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, extends her heartfelt condolences on the passing of the MEC for the Department of Social Department, Kgakgamatso Nkewu who passed away today, 07 July 2016 in a car accident. “Our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, the people of Bokone Bophirima and the African Natonal Congress at large. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of our beloved Comrade Kgakgi rest in peace”, said the Hon. Speaker. To the immediate family of the late MEC Kgakgamatso Nkewu, the Hon. Speaker had these words to say; “We are confident that the fond memories of the deceased will bring you comfort during this difficult time. Let us all look back on all good memories we were able to have and smile at the fact that we were able to share these before she passed on. “Thank you for allowing her to serve our people in the manner that she did. Despite the loss of the physical presence of our beloved stalwart we know that God has assigned her to watch over you throughout your lives,” said the Speaker. Her physical presence may be no more but her legacy lives on. Hamba kahle Comrade Nkewu. Issued by the Office of the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature. For further enquiries please contact...

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North West Legislature Speaker Regrets Media Reports by the EFF on the Suspension of their Members entitlements/qoutas.

The Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, regrets the statement released by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on the 9th June 2016 about the suspension of their entitlements. Hon. Dantjie would like to place on record that there is nothing political about the suspension of the entitlements or private quotas for all members of the EFF as that stems from their refusal to be accountable and their failure to take responsibility of the stolen Bakkie hired on behalf of one of their own, Hon. Motsi, a Member of the Provincial Legislature. On 28 April 2016 the Office of the Leader of the EFF made a request on behalf of Hon. Motsi to be booked a bakkie. A bakkie was allegedly picked up at Avis by certain Mr Khoza who was cited as the co-driver and the bakkie was hours later reported as stolen. Neither Hon. Motsi nor Mr Khoza had any decency whatsoever to report the matter, either to the police or the Legislature. The two also failed and refused to cooperate with the Legislature when requested to provide details of what happened. It only surfaced later when the Speaker issued a warning that if no one comes forth with details on the stolen vehicle then the benefit will be suspended that Hon. Motsi denied any knowledge of ever hiring or requesting a car to...

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North West Legislature Speaker Rejects Insinuations made by the DA and EFF on Unilateral Running of the House.

The Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature , Hon. Sussana Dantjie , regrets the insinuations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that she “again denied them the right to participate in the proceedings” with the contempt it deserves. The Speaker would like to place on record that never, now nor in the past, has the Speaker ever denied anyone to participate in the proceedings of the house. “The standing rules of the Legislature states clearly that the Chief Whip of the house is responsible for arranging the Legislature business in the Order Paper subject to the rules and the directives of the Programming Committee; and Political consultation among Parties in the Legislature”, said the Hon Speaker. This was complied with and Parties, specifically those who chose to walk out of the house during the sitting on 26 April 2016, the DA and EFF, failed to report their disagreement to the Speaker before the sitting. However, when the DA raised the matter in the House, the Speaker made a ruling that “Party Whips should meet and resolve the matters in disagreement and report back” to her. Unfortunately the two parties chose to walkout of the house in a rush to grandstand and reported the distorted facts to the public. “If there were any disagreements between the parties about any matter that should or...

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North West Legislature Speaker to Host BASADI RE AGA SETSHABA Outreach Programme in Delareyville.

On Wednesday, 23 March 2016, Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, will be hosting “Basadi Re Aga Setshaba” outreach programme at Delareyville Municipal Hall at Tswaing Local Municipality at 17h00. The outreach programme under the theme “The role of women in moving society forward,” is aimed to empower, educate and emancipate young women in politics who aspire to be seasoned politicians and provide a platform for them to share experiences and expertise with high profile leaders in politics. Two (2) motivational speakers, Ms. Tshepangone Monchonyane and Dr. Flora Makama will present on the following thematic areas: Women in politics; Economic empowerment for women; Media and politics and Morale issues. It also aims to profile their businesses and political careers; achieve public participation in government structures; educate women of Bokone Bophirima on the role and responsibility of the Legislature as mandated by the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996 and aims to enhance oversight function of the Legislature and profile its activities. Women from all sectors and different political parties have been invited. Members of the media are invited to attend. Issued by the Office of the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature For further enquiries please contact the Spokesperson for the Office of the Speaker Mr Tebogo Chaane at...

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North West Legislature Speaker takes “Basadi re aga Setshaba” Outreach Programme to Tlokwe Local Municipality.

On Friday, 18 March 2016, the North West Provincial Legislature Speaker, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, will be hosting an outreach programme, Basadi re aga Setshaba, at Trimpark Hall (Potchefstroom) Tlokwe Local Municipality at 17h00. The outreach programme under the theme “The role of women in moving society forward”, is initiated in the spirit of educating the people of Bokone Bophirima on the role and responsibility of the Legislature as mandated by the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996 and aims to enhance oversight function of the Legislature and profile its activities. The main objectives of this Programme is to achieve public participation in government structures and events; Enhance oversight function of the Legislature; Educate young women and profile their political and business careers; Inspire young women to be great achievers; and Economic empowerment and women emancipation. Guest speakers such as Hon. Motara who is the Member of Parliament from the National Council of Provinces in Gauteng have been invited to facilitate discussions and presentations on the following thematic areas; Women in politics; Economic empowerment for women; Media and politics and Morale issues. As part of celebrating the International Women’s Day, on the 8th of March, Hon. Dantjie deemed it necessary and relevant to continue with the rollout of the programme in another district of the North West in line with the resolution taken during the launch. Women from all sectors and...

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North West Provincial Legislature will be holding a House Sitting

On Tuesday, 01 March 2016, North West Provincial Legislature will be holding a House Sitting where Members of the Provincial Legislature will debate Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s State of the Province Address 2016 in the Legislature Chamber at 10h00. Members of the media who are interested in attending the House Sitting should contact Ms. Namhla Luhabe at 079 527 0628. Issued by the media & Communications Unit on behalf of the Office of the...

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Speaker of the North West Legislature Speaks to the Congregants of Dinokana at the RHR session

The Nwpl Speaker Hon. Susana Dantjie condemned criminal activities perpetrated by some of the Citizens hiding behind xenophobia. She said this doesn’t have anything to do with xenophobia but it is pure criminal activity hence all the time people are stealing from businesses of foreign nationals. Are we saying our own children working and studying abroad be killed in the foreign lands where they are outside their country of birth? This is a question posed by the Nwpl Speaker Hon. Susana Dantjie to attendants. We must all act responsibly and condemn all the negative acts. The Nwpl Speaker Hon. Susana Dantjie appealed to all and sundry to condemn every element of xenophobia and crime. Tlogelang go nna bo seila kgaka dinwa moro. She said it can’t be correct to claim that foreign nationals take their job opportunities as that doesn’t hold. She said, the truth is, because of apartheid, South Africans are unskilled in some critical engineering areas hence we need to interact with other nationals and learn the skills we so dearly need. Lehurutshe in South Africa played a pivotal role in the politics of the country. Because of the role Lehurutshe played in the emancipation of the country it remains relevant to grace the all important RHR Session, said Hon. Dantjie. To all individuals and families who requested for the repatriation of the remains of their loved...

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NORTH WEST LEGISLATURE STATEMENT ON THE RELEASE OF FORMER STATE PRESIDENT, NELSON MANDELA

The African National North West Legislature takes this moment to remember, South Africa’s first democratically elected President, the father of our nation, President Nelson Mandela, who was unconditionally released from prison after spending 27 years as a political prisoner in Robben Island. On this day, 11 February 1990, President Mandela walked in the streets of Cape Town as a free man. As we celebrate the twentieth year of our democracy as a country, the North West Legislature salutes and remember this great leader, a philanthropist, lawyer, anti-apartheid activist, ANC member, SACP member, MK Commander in Chief, 1956 Treason Trialist, Robben Island prisoner, Nobel Peace Prize winner and first elected President of a democratic South Africa. On this release from prison, President Nelson Mandela left the Victor Verster prison (renamed Drakenstein Correctional Centre) on the outskirts of Paarl. He was driven 60 km to Cape Town by the African National Congress (ANC) Rose Sonto along a route lined by thousands of supporters. On the balcony of the City Hall he spoke to a crowd of approximately 50,000 people, who had waited for hours to see him. He started by expressing his sincere and warmest gratitude to the “millions of my compatriots and those in every corner of the globe who have campaigned tirelessly for my release”. The month of February also signifies the moment in which President Nelson Mandela was...

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Speaker of the North West Legislature Awards Matric Class of 2014 at Tswaing Local Municipality

Yesterday, 10 February 2015, the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie showed her appreciation by fulfilling her promise to the matric class of 2014 at Tswaing Local Municipality, rewarding all those who received distinctions at any subject with trophies, and those who attained more were showered with latest laptops, i-pads and data...

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North West Legislature Terminates Membership of Mr Papiki Babuile

The North West Provincial Legislature, having established facts pertaining to the conviction and sentencing of Mr Papiki Babuile as reported in the media statement released last week has on the 4th February 2015 informed the leader of the official opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), that Mr. Papiki Babuile is no longer eligible to be a member of the legislature by virtue of the provisions of section 106(1)(e) of the...

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