Bafokeng Morafe

“Bafokeng” is used to refer to both the tribal grouping as well as the land its members inhabit. The kingdom’s current ruler is Kgosi (king) Leruo Molotlegi, who has reigned since 2000.

The Royal Bafokeng Nation is a group of over 100 000 Setswana-speaking people, living on our ancestral land, in 29 villages and peri-urban areas. Our Nation also includes tens of thousands of Bafokeng living outside our borders. Each Mofokeng derives his or her status as Bafokeng via membership of one of our 72 Makgotla, or clans. Each clan is led by a hereditary leader, a Kgosana, aided by his wife and a team of Makgotla-based office-bearers. As a collective, the 72 traditional leaders constitute the Council of Dikgosana. We also have a body of elected and appointed leaders, which we call the Traditional Council. They are a group of 18 leaders, representing various regions in our Nation, who each serve for a five-year period. When the Traditional Council meets in plenary with the Council of Dikgosana, we call this the Supreme Council. This is the body that sets our policy directives for the Nation

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