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    Official Opening of Moruleng Cultural Precinct

    The Moruleng Cultural Precinct was officially opened by Kgosi Nyalala Pilane of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela on 24th April, with a crowd of over 3000 witnesses.

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    BBKTA Signs MoU with NWU-Mafikeng Campus

    This MoU was signed by Kgosi Nyalala Pilane and the campus Rector, Professor Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele at an event that was held at the university’s Mafikeng Campus.

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    BBKTA issues learners with bursaries for higher education

    This year (2015) the number has doubled, 60 learners are awarded an opportunity to further their studies at any university of their choice

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  • Educationist, conservationist and environmentalist Mme Grace Masuku shares with filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn

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    BBK, a nation proud of its culture & heritage

    The Mphebatho Cultural Museum offers you a chance to view and participate in the unique culture and history of the BBK community leaving around the Pilanesberg mountains in the North West province.

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    Kgosi Nyalala Pilane

    The Bakgatla Ba Kgafela community resides in the North West province in a region wealthy in natural beauty and mineral resources, the harnessing of which has resulted in the development of vibrant tourism and mining industries. The Tribe is led by Kgosi Nyalala Pilane who was installed as Chief on 6 April 1996.

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    BBK Headquaters

    This is phase one of the BBK Traditional Authority offices which services the 32 villages. The BBKTA plans to extend these buildings in order to accommodate other government departments in order to bring government services closer to the community. The construction phase created 200 jobs to local community members. It currently employs 100 employees.

Upcoming Events


24 July 2015
BAKGATLA –BA-KGAFELA TRIBAL AUTHORITY LAUNCHES JOINT PARTNERSHIP WITH SEDIBELO PLATINUM MINE

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Who we are


The Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Traditional Authority (BBKTA) represents the interests of the community and acts in support of the Chief, Kgosi Nyalala MJ Pilane. The primary objective of the BBKTA is to develop strategies and implement projects aimed at the economic and social development of the region and its people. Education, healthcare, infrastructure, job creation and poverty alleviation have been identified as among the major priorities for the region. The Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela (BBK) is a community of about 350 000 people, in the North West Province of South Africa, and the region is well known for its rich mining, agricultural and tourism resources.

The BBKTA seeks to mobilize partnerships with the community and the private sector to develop these resources in the best interests of the community. The BBKTA has already formed joint ventures with major mining groups to participate in mining activities, especially in platinum group metals. These projects are expected to stimulate the revitalization of the region’s economy. The BBKTA places a high premium on skills development and education. It has already instigated bold interventions to address the skills shortage in the area, including the granting of scholarships to deserving students who wish to further their studies.
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