Former Tlokwe mayor gets new job

2013-11-19 11:35

The ANC says a new mayoral candidate for the troubled Tlokwe local municipality has not been decided on yet, but former mayor Maphetle Maphetle is taking up a job in the North West legislature.

Council meeting legal - Tlokwe City

2013-09-20 21:22

A Tlokwe special council meeting has been properly convened, the council says.

Tlokwe no confidence motion delayed

2013-09-20 12:47

The ANC in the North West says it will not act on a motion of no confidence in Tlokwe mayor Annette Combrink uncil the conclusion of outstanding by-elections.

Tlokwe residents back independent candidate

2013-09-18 15:19

Residents of Tlokwe's Ward 26 have thrown their weight behind independent candidate Butiki "Stone" Mahlabe and have lambasted the lack of development in the area.

Judgment reserved in Tlokwe case

2013-09-17 16:49

The Electoral Court in Bloemfontein has reserved judgment on an application to postpone by-elections in Tlokwe.

Hawks must continue Maphetle probe - MEC

2013-09-12 20:42

The Hawks should be allowed to continue investigating allegations against former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle, North West Local Government MEC Mamketse Tlhape says.

Tlokwe speaker stalls council meeting

2013-08-28 15:59

Tlokwe municipality speaker Barei Segotso is refusing to convene a council meeting that is expected to vote on a motion of no confidence in her.

ANC loses support in North West

2013-08-08 17:20

The ANC has lost voter support in the North West, but made gains in two Western Cape wards in the municipal by-elections.

Low turn-out for Tlokwe by-election

2013-08-07 12:24

As voting began in Tlokwe's ward nine, community leaders say they have been surprised by the low turnout, but hoped numbers would increase later.

Tlokwe showdown

2013-08-06 22:18

The Tlokwe by-election is already seeing political parties throwing punches even before residents have had the chance to cast their votes.

ANC intensifies efforts in Tlokwe

2013-08-02 21:08

The ANC in the North West has vowed to pull out all the stops to win the forthcoming by-elections in Tlokwe municipality and elsewhere in the province.


ANC officials have been ordered to vacate Annette Combrink’s office as the dispute in Tlokwe heats up. Watch.

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Expelled Tlokwe mayor back to court

2013-07-30 23:12

Ousted Tlokwe ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle will return to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, in another bid to regain control of the municipality.

ANC respects Tlokwe decision

2013-07-29 18:50

The ANC respects the decision by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, to dismiss an application to nullify the council meeting at which Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle had been unseated.

DA Tlokwe councillor 'vindicated'

2013-07-29 13:19

Democratic Alliance councillor Annette Combrink says she feels vindicated by a ruling which declared her election as Tlokwe mayor lawful.

Date set for Tlokwe judgment

2013-07-25 20:09

The date has been set for the judgment in an application to nullify a council meeting that unseated Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle, the DA says.


The political turmoil at the Tlokwe municipality in the North West is spreading to the Dr Modiri Molema District municipality in Mafikeng. Watch.

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Papers served on Tlokwe councillors

2013-07-10 15:47

The ANC served court papers on 48 Tlokwe municipal councillors, following Mayor Maphetle Maphetle's unseating, the DA said.

Tlokwe probe was slow - NEC member

2013-07-08 21:18

An ANC's probe into claims of corruption against former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle has been slow, the party's national executive committee member Gugile Nkwinti says.

Tlokwe mayor in talks with axed officials

2013-07-07 14:34

DA Tlokwe mayor Annete Combrink has held informal talks with 14 ousted ANC councillors about co-operation between them, according to reports.

By-elections planned for Tlokwe

2013-07-04 20:11

By-elections will be held in Tlokwe, in the North West, after 14 ANC councillors who voted to unseat mayor Maphetle Maphetle were expelled, the party says.

ANC to investigate Tlokwe setback

2013-07-02 22:56

The ANC will institute an inquiry into the unseating of Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle for a second time.

DA lays charges against Tlokwe mayor

2013-05-22 22:20

The Democratic Alliance has laid charges against Tlokwe Mayor Maphetle Maphetle in Potchefstroom, the party says.

Potch votes in ANC mayor

2013-02-26 16:19

Maphetle Maphetle has been returned as mayor of the Tlokwe municipality in the North West.

DA approaches High Court over mayor

2013-02-25 20:34

The DA in Tlokwe (Potchefstroom) has approached the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ahead of a proposal by the ANC to pass a vote of no confidence in the local mayor.


Tlokwe candidates ask for more time

2013-10-15 21:53

Six independent candidates contesting the upcoming by-elections in Tlokwe, have asked for more time to campaign.

Tlokwe council meeting illegal - DA

2013-09-20 19:17

The DA says it did not attend a Tlokwe council special meeting, because it was illegally convened.

DA questions ANC's conduct in Tlokwe

2013-09-18 18:50

The DA has questioned whether Tlokwe's by-elections would be fair.

Tlokwe candidates campaign undaunted

2013-09-17 18:12

Campaigning ahead of by-elections in Tlokwe, North West, has continued despite uncertainty about whether they would go ahead as planned.

Tlokwe food parcels part of 'service delivery'

2013-09-13 18:42

Government has denied reports that Tlokwe in the North West is receiving food parcels because of upcoming by-elections.

ANC sends heavies to Tlokwe

2013-09-09 19:28

ANC's top brass have been sent in to do door-to-door campaigns in five Tlokwe wards to help the party's national working committee understand the community's concerns.

ANC puts Tlokwe under the spotlight

2013-08-26 14:50

The North West ANC's provincial executive committee is discussing its position on 14 formerly expelled Tlokwe councillors ahead of by-elections next month.

ANC's Maphetle 'working with Tlokwe people'

2013-08-07 14:04

Since being unseated as Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle has been doing "ground work with the people", he says.

ANC hopes to re-take Tlokwe in by-election

2013-08-07 11:23

Residents of Tlokwe in the North West have an opportunity to ensure an ANC victory at the by-elections, the party says.

ANC gets more support in Tlokwe

2013-08-05 16:29

The Young Communist League of SA in the North West has expressed concern at Tlokwe's ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle being unseated.

New Tlokwe mayor finally in office

2013-08-01 18:43

Tlokwe's DA Mayor Annette Combrink has been granted access to the municipality's office and has been hard at working, after the ANC refused to vacate it earlier in the week.

ANC agrees to vacate Tlokwe office

2013-07-31 12:14

The ANC in Tlokwe has agreed to vacate the mayor's office and withdraw an urgent application to appeal a court's dismissal of its challenge to the mayor's post, the North West DA says.

Ousted Tlokwe mayor not budging

2013-07-30 12:43

Ousted Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle would not vacate his office as ordered by a court because he plans to appeal, a party spokesperson says.

DA welcomes court's Tlokwe decision

2013-07-29 15:58

The DA has welcomed the decision by the North Gauteng High Court to dismiss an application to nullify the council meeting at which Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle was unseated.

Court: DA councillor rightful Tlokwe mayor

2013-07-29 10:55

The North Gauteng High Court has dismissed an application to nullify the council meeting at which Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle was unseated and declared that the election of DA councillor Annette Combrink was lawful.

Defence minister abused power - DA

2013-07-16 16:01

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's use of an SA Air Force helicopter to go to Tlokwe, North West, to receive a memorandum is an abuse of state resources, the DA says.

Tlokwe mayor retains power - ANC

2013-07-11 21:31

Maphetle Maphetle remains the mayor of Tlokwe municipality in the North West, even though he was unseated in a meeting last week, the ANC says.


The ANC and the DA have gone head-to-head over the dismissal of former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle. Watch.

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Potch residents welcome DA take over

2013-07-08 16:32

Several residents in Potchefstroom in the North West have welcomed the unseating of ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle.

Ex-mayor refuses to vacate office - DA

2013-07-05 17:14

Legal papers have been served on former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle and other councillors refusing to vacate their offices, the DA in the North West say.

ANC welcomes axing of Tlokwe councillors

2013-07-04 07:56

The ANC in the North West has welcomed the axing of 14 of its councillors from the Tlokwe municipality after they attempted to unseat their mayor.

Protector to probe Tlokwe mayor

2013-06-03 19:26

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate claims of corruption involving Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle.

Duarte: Tlokwe exposed undue influences

2013-05-09 18:33

A vote of no-confidence in Tlokwe mayor and his subsequent return to the position has exposed a system of undue influence in the municipality, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says.

No confidence vote for DA's Potch mayor

2013-02-26 14:32

A vote of no confidence in Tlokwe mayor Annette Combrink has been passed by the municipal council, with voting under way for a new mayor.

Tlokwe finances on 'progressive path'

2013-02-12 17:45

The Tlokwe municipality's finances are on a "progressive path", despite irregularly spending of millions in the 2011/2012 financial year, it says.

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