BOITEKONG

RUSTENBURG, NORTH-WEST

Rich heritage and royalty.

Boitekong is situated 8km north of Rustenburg in the North-West Province. With a vast number of residents being descendants of indigenous Bafokeng and Bakgatla tribes of Batswana, it goes without saying that this township boasts a wealth of language dialects and culture.  Boitekong is located in a geographical area which bears the outcomes of the toxic effects of the mining industry. It is not all doom and gloom, though. With its opulent culture and history, Boitekong is a place with the potential that awaits sustainable ideas and cultivation. The community, struggling with high levels of unemployment and poverty, continue to uphold their commitment to transforming this community. They are eager to preserve this place for generations to come.

Co-creating safer communities

Co-creating safer communities

A small group of unarmed women patrol the streets of a neighbourhood where the sound of gunshots rings out at night. A team gathers in the make-shift corrugated iron structure that is home to the ‘boardroom’ where they plan both safety and sports activities for their...

Join online – build on the ground

Join online – build on the ground

Introducing the Proud of our Towns Facebook Groups “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.”The world of social media did not yet exist when Henry Ford spoke these wise words. But many decades later, they still...

R1 million milestone for PoMT COVID-19 relief

R1 million milestone for PoMT COVID-19 relief

Over the past five months, the Proud of my Town (PoMT) programme has invested over R1 million towards a host of relief and recovery interventions in 13 communities across seven provinces. Ranyaka has been rolling out the multi-faceted PoMT programme in a growing...

Let’s workshop the future – Boitekong

Let’s workshop the future – Boitekong

Proud of my Town is spreading its wings! Today, we held the launch workshop in Boitekong, Rustenburg in the North-West Province. Community members and stakeholders shared their insights on the challenges, opportunities and resources in their area. This workshop is the...