Who we are
The Bapo Ba Mogale Traditional Community (“Bapo”) comprises of approximately 40 000 black South Africans in the North West Province. It is an association of persons forming an indigenous tribe under Kgosi Bob Edward Mogale and deemed to be a Traditional Community in terms of section 2 of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, 41 of 2003. The first King of Bapo Ba Mogale, King Mogale Mogale was born in 1799 and the community is deemed to have been in existence since then.
The legally and democratically constituted Bapo Ba Mogale Traditional Council, are as outlined in both the National Act and the North West Act is responsible for the administration of the affairs of the traditional community.
Transvaal Jade, who later became Lonmin plc, commenced mining in the Bapo Ba Mogale region in 1969 by means of Notarial Lease.