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    Historic Sod Turning for Reconstruction of Ramotshodi High School

    On Wednesday, 12th April 2017, Dikuno tsa Sechaba Development Trust in partnership with Anglo American Platinum and Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Traditional Administration co-officiated the historic sod turning ...

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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.

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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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Who We Are


The Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela (BBK) tribe resides in the North West province in a region rich in natural beauty and mineral resources. The exploitation of these resources has resulted in the development of vibrant tourism, agricultural and mining industries.

Kgosi Nyalala Pilane, who has been leading the 350 000 BBK community since April 1996, manages the communities’ administrative and economic affairs through the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tradition Administration (BBKTA), which operates from the administrative buildings in Moruleng. The BBKTA is an enthusiastic supporter of projects aimed at the empowerment of women, youth and people living with disabilities. Education, healthcare, infrastructure, job creation and poverty alleviation have been identified as major priorities for the region.

“We are committed to development in the region which will be catalysed through reinvestment of the area’s mineral wealth and sustained through the advancement of agriculture, tourism and mining. Dividends from our investments are ploughed back into community-based projects that generate more opportunities for people on the ground,” says Kgosi Pilane.


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