August 21, 2014


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Will Grace be Mugabe’s successor? -

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Man burns ex-lover’s privates -

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Shoddy RDP contractors face ban -

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FS youngsters triumph in Russia -

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Letsemeng boss eyes turnaround -

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HIV testing campaign targets couples -

Friday, August 15, 2014

‘Let’s hang criminals again’ -

Friday, August 15, 2014

Farming needs confidence boost: expert -

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ebola wreaks havoc in West Africa -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Pandor sees hope in SA science efforts -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sangomas help keep kids in school -

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Fired workers ‘sabotage’ municipality -

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ANC targets 50 000 new members -

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What you need to know about Ebola -

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Mokotedi quits NPA -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Harrismith pupils in world business challenge -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Habib lauds post-apartheid progress -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Youths key to rural upliftment: official -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Women urged to step up to the plate -

Friday, August 8, 2014

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    ANCYL Race hots up

    Free State backs Mzobe to become league’s next national president The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Free State is backing the league’s national task team (NTT) coordinator, Magasela Mzobe, to take over as president of the league, saying he has exhibited the kind of solid leadership qualities needed at the helm of one of the party’s most critical organs. Nominations of candidates for leadership positions at the league’s elective conference scheduled for next month are expected to open in about two weeks’ time. However, Free State league chairman Makalo Mohale said his provincial executive had already resolved way back…

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    MK cadre to be reburied in Theunissen

    South Africa will tomorrow rebury the remains of anti-apartheid guerrilla Sechaba Lawrence Lesimola, 26 years after he was killed in action, in what the ruling ANC party said shows the country’s eternal gratitude to those who paid the ultimate price for freedom and democracy. Lesimola, who was born in the Free State town of Theunissen, where he will be reburied, was the youngest in a group of five fighters of the uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) armed wing of the ANC who were killed in battle on April 3 1988 and buried as unidentified paupers at Tshikota cemetery in Louis Trichardt,…

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    Dewetsdorp gardener wins big

    Vegetable gardener Paballo Alina Sefali has been named this year’s best subsistence producer in the Free State leg of the women’s agriculture entrepreneur awards, walking away R250 000 richer from the ceremony held in Bloemfontein this weekend. She grows beetroot, cabbage, pumpkin, tomatoes and green beans, among other vegetables, in her garden in the small farming town of Dewetsdorp, about 70km east of Bloemfontein. Sefali, who started the gardening project in 2009, sells her produce to retailers and individuals in the town. “I’m overjoyed and this is big news for me and the team that I work with,” she said after…

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    Premier vows to turn village into town

    Premier Ace Magashule has vowed to transform the impoverished Kgubetswana village of Clarens in the eastern Free State into an affluent “Model C” town by introducing business ideas he and other government leaders have learnt from India. “Public works MEC Sam Mashinini will be deployed here to ensure that this area is alleviated of poverty,” Magashule said on Wednesday during a tour of the village, 293km north-east of Bloemfontein. “We are going to inject projects that will generate jobs for the local residents,” the premier said. “For those who have spaza shops, we are going to assist you to turn…

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    Zuma gives his Nkandla response to parliament

    President Jacob Zuma (pictured) presented his response to the security upgrades at his private Nkandla homestead to Parliament on Thursday, the Presidency said. “The report has been prepared with due consideration of the following reports – the report of the joint standing committee on intelligence (JSCI), the report of the public protector titled “Secure in Comfort”, and the progress report in terms of the Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act submitted by the head of the SIU,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. The report was submitted to the speaker of the National Assembly, Maharaj said. Zuma had undertaken…

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Rescued from street life

Aug 15, 2014

Bloemfontein project reunites 36 boys with their families A group of women volunteers working in partnership with the Free State provincial government has in just a little more than two months rescued 45 boys from the streets of Bloemfontein, where they had lived for years exposed to drugs and crime. In an impressive example of the kind of progress that can be achieved through cooperation between the community and the government, the Dream Come True Foundation (DCTF) has with help from the department of social development been able to reunite 36 of the boys with their families. Nine of the…

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Kroonstad village makes history

Aug 15, 2014

34 households become world’s first to be connected to fuel cell electricity grid It cannot be too far a stretching of the imagination to think that the villagers of Naledi would have always hoped that one day they would get their power back, even if they knew they would never be able to pay what they owed Eskom to get reconnected. But what the 34 households here would probably never have dreamt of was that the next time they would be switching on their lights, it would be as an experiment, and one being seen as heralding a potential solution…

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Harrismith co-op gets top water accolade

Aug 15, 2014

A Harrismith cooperative, Refilwe Vegetable Project, scooped the top prize in the water conservation, preservation and management category at this year’s provincial phase of the annual Women in Water Awards. The 2014 provincial awards ceremony was held in Clarens last Friday. Refilwe, a 15-member gardening cooperative, walked away with a cheque of R10 000 plus a trophy and a certificate for the group’s efforts. “I’m excited about the win because we had been hoping and praying for some help to expand our working space . . . with the cash prize we won today, it means our prayers have been answered,”…

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SA Ebola scare alarmist: minister

Aug 15, 2014

Motsoaledi warns ‘mischievous’ Bloom to behave The government will immediately divulge to citizens when the first case of Ebola is detected in South Africa, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday. “We have been inundated with calls after Mr Jack Bloom issued a statement. That statement sent the media into a frenzy,” he told reporters at the Edenvale General Hospital in Johannesburg. “I couldn’t allow the country to go to sleep with uncertainty regarding what is happening.” The statement issued earlier on Thursday by Bloom, the Democratic Alliance’s health spokesman, stated that there was a suspected case of Ebola regarding…


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Development way to go – Tovey

Neil Tovey, Bafana Bafana’s most successful captain in terms of silverware, has joined the football development crusade through the Powerade Performance Sessions, which will see him travel around the country to conducting coaching session at selected football inclined schools. Yesterday Tovey carried out another two-hour performance session at technical school HTS Louis Botha in Bloemfontein, where he rendered basic football tactics and skills to the school’s first football team. Having already been to four other schools – in Durban and Cape Town – Tovey said he was overly impressed by the high football standard displayed by the HTS boys. “I…

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Boks want every point on offer

Having learnt the lesson that bonus points lost are bonus points squandered, the Springboks will head into this year’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship knowing that every single point counts if they want to win their first title under coach Heyneke Meyer. Last season’s Rugby Championship not only showed the difference in the way the Springboks had altered their game, upped their attacking play and had become a real force for the World Champion All Blacks to deal with, it also showed just how lopsided the Rugby Championship is. After all, South Africa’s travel problems are unique – they are the…

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All games are important – vv

The Buccaneers coach says his team will prepare adequately for this weekend’s MTN 8 semi-final clash against Bidvest Wits without applying too much pressure on his players Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic says he expects his players to give their all in every encounter they come across, in spite of the pressures of playing against big opponents or subtle obligations of doing well in the league and cup competitions. The Buccaneers will take on the Clever Boys, Bidvest Wits, in the second semi-final clash of the MTN 8 cup competition this Sunday at 15:00. Vermezovic told a media conference at…

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Kovsies goals still in sight

A quest to avoid last year’s humiliation in the Varsity Football tournament has seemingly deterred the Kovsies football team from going down the same path again this year. In 2013 Kovsies finished seventh with seven points in as many matches. This year they already have accumulated seven points from four matches – an average of 1.75 points per game. The University of the Free State (UFS) outfit has improved immensely compared to last year, with their goal of finishing in the tournament’s top four this year looking in sight. Kovsies coach, Godfrey Tenoff, attributes the massive improvement to a reinforced…