Royal family

Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi is the leader of the 150 000 strong Royal Bafokeng Nation based in Phokeng in the North West Province of South Africa. He is the 36th King of the Bafokeng and the 15th direct descendent of a long lineage of the Bafokeng kings. Under the leadership of Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi, the Royal Bafokeng Supreme Council has embarked on a mission of providing the Bafokeng Community with all basic human needs to provide continued promotion of respect and enhancement of Bafokeng culture and economic self-sufficiency.

Based on this idea, the Royal Bafokeng, Supreme Council and Kgosi have a vision: "To develop themselves to be a self-sufficient community by the second decade of the 21st Century.

Kgosi has three siblings; two sisters and one brother. His mother Memogolo (our affectionate and respectful name for the Queen Mother) Semane Molotlegi is an active member of the Bafokeng Women's Society, and has played a major role in the Nation's health and social development.

Kgosi Leruo is a former member of the Implats board, the world second largest platinum producer and now sits in the newly established Royal Bafokeng Resources (RBR) as a non-Executive Director. RBR is a wholly owned Bafokeng company. Kgosi is also the President of the Mineral Rights Association of Indigenous People of South Africa and was one of the principal negotiators in the new mining legislation, which seeks to encourage significant black participation.

Kgosi Molotlegi is an alumnus of Hilton College in Natal, South Africa. He holds a university degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Natal University.

He is a keen sportsman and was awarded a Victor Ludorum Gold Medallion at Hilton College, KZN. He is also a fixed wing and rotorcraft pilot and has been appointed as an Honorary Colonel in the South African Air Force.
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