Thursday, 27 August 2015
BBKTA's reponse to the Constitutional Court Judgement on BBKCPA
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.