26 Jan 2016
by Monica de Souza Louw
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Will North West premier depose tainted tribal leader?

Or do too many politicians have a vested interest in his continued reign? Royal families of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in North West have finally been vindicated that their claim that Kgosi Nyalala Pilane, who has ruled since 1996, is not […]

16 Aug 2013
by Ntibinyane Ntibinyane
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Feud between Pilane and Kgafela exposes chinks in the Bakgatla administration

The protracted and bitter battle between the leaders of the Bakgatla baKgafela, based in South Africa and Botswana, has everything to do with the riches of the “tribe”* and little to do with genuine concern for the plight of their […]