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ANC needs fresh ideas to remain relevant - Legoete

The African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) Lekgotla of Bokone Bophirima has given the thumbs-up to the provincial government's five concretes of implementing the National Development Plan (NDP).

Bokone Bophirima's five concretes are Agriculture, Culture and Tourism (ACT); the Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD); Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal (RHR); Setsokotsane and Saamtrek-Saamwerk.

Hundreds of delegates, including the leadership of provincial structures of the ANC Youth League, ANC Women's League, ANC Veterans' League as well as alliance partners Cosatu, Sanco and SACP also formed part of the Lekgotla.

The Lekgotla was preceded by a PEC meeting held on Sunday to receive the political overview from the Chairperson and the resolutions from the National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla, which were eventually customized in the context of the province...read more


ANC Lekgotla praises municipalities that paid Eskom

African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Secretary in Bokone Bophirima, Dakota Legoete, has lauded the cooperation of all stakeholders in the Naledi Local Municipality in Vryburg for managing to raise R33-million to pay its Eskom debt.

Legoete said this to delegates attending the ANC Bokone Bophirima Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) Lekgotla that took place last Monday in the Madibeng Local Municipality.

Last month the municipality's power was cut off by the power utility for certain hours everyday due to failure to service the debt as required. Naledi owed Eskom R200 million and the power utility demanded R33-milion in order for the power to be switched back on.

"We praise the Mayor, Neo Schalk, and leadership of the municipality, who went door-to-door and encouraged the community and business to pay their debts, resulting in the R33-million being paid to Eskom and the power being rest...read more