July 30, 2014


Taverns warned over under-age drinkers -

Friday, July 25, 2014

M&G, Independent spat rages on -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sibanye Gold mulls platinum swoop -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tumahole commemorates 1984 protests -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Numsa refuses to budge -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sasol brand value shoots up -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Let’s walk the talk: Ramaphosa -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cop killed in robbery shootout -

Friday, July 25, 2014

CUT makes medical history -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Suspected monster’s trial postponed -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mangaung to eradicate shacks -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pelonomi officials suspended -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Leeto vows to combat social ills -

Friday, July 18, 2014

‘Let’s save for rainy day’ -

Friday, July 18, 2014

R34-million patriotism drive -

Friday, July 18, 2014

Municipality embraces traditional leaders -

Friday, July 18, 2014

Twins rescued from ‘violent aunt’ -

Friday, July 18, 2014

Money lenders in court over Sassa ‘fraud’ -

Friday, July 18, 2014

Malaysian plane shot down -

Friday, July 18, 2014

Record-high 800 graduates get placements -

Friday, July 18, 2014

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    TAC Vendetta Exposed

    Financial interests at centre of crusade to oust Malakoane Mokhalipi diverted PCA resources to run advocacy group Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Free State coordinator Sello Mokhalipi allegedly abused his job with the provincial health department to clandestinely and illegally run the activities of his cash-strapped advocacy group, The Weekly can reveal. The well-known HIV and Aids activist – said to be extremely bitter after he was fired and chucked away from what he had turned into his feeding trough – is understood to be now waging a personal war against health MEC Benny Malakoane for refusing to save his job…

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    Mines seek to compensate ex-workers

    Tracing process underway for R5-billion in unclaimed benefits Although 200 000 former mineworkers in the country and from neighbouring countries have been invited to report to their local mining recruitment agency Teba branches for unclaimed benefits, not all of them will qualify for their provident fund and long-service pay-outs, it has emerged. The Mineworkers Provident Fund (MWPF) is a fund for workers in the mining industry. It was established on June 14 1989 and has around 110 681 members and assets worth around R24.8-billion, making it one of the largest funds in the country. The fund has two main sponsors, the…

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    Teachers found guilty of racism

    SAHRC slams Dr Viljoen staff for abusing black, coloured pupils The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) this week found the staff at Dr Viljoen Combined School in Bloemfontein guilty of hate speech and racially abusing their black and coloured pupils and called for urgent action to combat racism at the school. The findings follow an investigation instituted by the commission after students at the school that is located in Willows suburb complained that they were being subjected to dehumanising and racist treatment by the school’s staff, including the principal. The students had alleged that the school’s staff called them…

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    PEC seeks to reposition ANC

    Free State leadership to meet to map programme to re-energise party The ANC’s Free State provincial executive committee (PEC) will meet in a week’s time to draw up a programme of action to re-energise the party and re-position it to more effectively respond to challenges confronting society, a top official has said. Provincial secretary William Bulwane said the PEC was scheduled to meet from August 1 to 3. The exercise to revamp ANC structures in the province was part of its nationwide Imvuselelo campaign meant to ensure strong and vibrant structures able to drive the party’s social and economic transformation…

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    Mlamleli lays bricks in Fouriesburg

    Human settlements MEC Olley Mlamleli has vowed to turn around the impoverished Fouriesburg in the Dihlabeng Local Municipality. Mlamleli, who is also the deputy chairperson of the ANC Women’s League in the Free State, has been deployed to Thabo Mofutsanyana as part of the premier’s strategy to accelerate service delivery in the five districts of the province. As a government deployee, Mlamleli spent her 67 minutes of Mandela Day at Fouriesburg taking part in the building of three houses belonging to needy and disabled people. In an interview with The Weekly, Mlamleli said: “I am not only handing over these…

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Chef who defied odds

Jul 25, 2014

Bloemfontein youngster proves disability isn’t inability as he cooks at top hotel, stars in sport and still dreams big When they say “only the strong survive”, it does not necessarily mean physical but mental strength. This about sums up the story of a resilient Tebogo Masopye, 28, of Rocklands, Bloemfontein, a cerebral palsy survivor who has defied the odds posed by the physical limitations associated with his condition to become a master chef at one of the Free State capital’s leading hotels. Proudly clad in his white chef’s jacket, white hat and black pants, Masopye appears unfazed as he tirelessly…

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Metal firms buckle as strike rages

Jul 25, 2014

Industrial action forces companies to operate below 50 percent of capacity Several metal and engineering firms operating in and around the Free State this week said they were struggling to keep factories running and meet commitments to clients because of the ongoing strike by workers that has severely disrupted operations in the key sector. A snap survey by The Weekly this week revealed that most of the companies were operating at below 50 percent of capacity because most of their staff joined the industrial action. About 220 000 workers in the metal and engineering sector who are members of the…

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QwaQwa wants stadium named Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Jul 25, 2014

The department of sports, arts, culture and recreation’s public consultation with the QwaQwa community on Tuesday ended with a majority of residents expressing a desire to have the local Bluegumbosch Stadium named after SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Motsoeneng hails from QwaQwa in the eastern Free State. The meeting, which was convened by provincial geographical name change committee head Jeff Mphumelelo, saw two names being suggested – Motsoeneng’s and that of Orlando Pirates Football Club chairman Irvin Khoza. However, the former emerged as the hot favourite. One of the residents, Malefi Ngale, told The Weekly: “I supported Motsoeneng because…

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DA gets Vrede ultimatum

Jul 25, 2014

Disgruntled supporters threaten to quit party if grievances are not resolved A group of disgruntled DA supporters in Vrede, including its chairperson in the town, have given the party a two-month ultimatum to address their grievances or they will desert the opposition en masse. In what should be a most unwelcome development as the 2016 local government elections beckon, DA chairperson in Vrede Sizwe Zwane said he and a group of other members would quit if party leaders did not dismiss Albert Kgadebe as its sole representative for Vrede on the Phumelela Local Municipality under which the town falls. Zwane…



SAFA may opt for Keshi

Nigerian’s low financial demands may influence SAFA to choose him as Gordon Igesund’s replacement The new national football coach will be announced tomorrow by the South African Football Association (SAFA), seven weeks after the football governing body announced that it will not be renewing Gordon Igesund’s contract which ends at on August 31, 2014. The long list of candidates which included internationally renowned mentors and former global football icons has been narrowed down to only three, namely: Frank Rijkaard, Carlos Quieroz and Stephen Keshi. All three have very impressive coaching records at an international level, but what may set the…


Tshabalala takes over Celtic

The winds of change are swiftly sweeping through Siwelele Park as Bloemfontein football boss Max Tshabalala wasted no time to stamp his authority at Bloemfontein Celtic yesterday. This comes four days after he was officially announced as the club’s new owner on Monday, officially taking over from the brother duo of Jimmy and Ikie Augousti who have owned the club for the past 13 years and served as the club’s chairman and managing director (MD) respectively. Tshabalala, a construction tycoon who also owns ABC Motsepe League outfit Roses United, officially moved into his new territory by hosting a formal media…


We have set high standards, says Duncan

New Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach, Rory Duncan says the team is aiming high in this year’s Currie Cup competition, with his charges determined to bring glory days back to Bloemfontein, after the Cheetahs last won the competition in 2007 – when Duncan the captain. Duncan was part of the Cheetahs team that won two Currie Cup titles in 2005 and 2007, while being tied Champions with the Blue Bulls in 2006. The former Cheetahs skipper, who has now replaced Naka Drotskè as the Cheetahs Currie Cup squad coach, told a media conference this Wednesday that he is very fortunate…


Harmony star on the rise

In just a short space of time, Teboho Mokoena is swiftly distinguishing himself as a football development gem and a great prospect for South African football  The thought of travelling to England to further his football career never crossed Teboho Mokoena’s mind when he started kicking the ball when he was six years old. Today the 18-year-old football star from the Harmony Academy in Virginia is relishing the opportunity to compete for a one-year scholarship at one of the oldest clubs in English football, Accrington Stanley, as part of the Free State International Football Programme (FSIFP) sanctioned by the Free…