September 1, 2015


Economic effects of load-shedding hit home -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bone dry in the Free State -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Matric student gets bail on murder -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Captain’s troubles cracking case -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dad rented me out to be raped -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Back to Care campaign comes to Qwaqwa -

Friday, August 28, 2015

‘Baby thief’ case for regional court -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Disabled students get help -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Put the people first, ANC told -

Friday, August 28, 2015

NGO seeks funding for youth development -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Govt enforces employment equity laws -

Friday, August 28, 2015

To executive says monopoly ownership breeds inequality -

Friday, August 21, 2015

Nehawu to campaign for ANC in 2016 -

Friday, August 21, 2015

No load shedding for almost two weeks -

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cash boost for social entrepreneurs -

Friday, August 21, 2015

Murder suspects bail bid postponed – again -

Friday, August 21, 2015

Kidnappers, rapist sent away for 34 years -

Friday, August 21, 2015

“What is spiritual manipulation?” -

Friday, August 21, 2015

ANC council to take stock -

Friday, August 21, 2015

Saldanha Bay oil terminal to get R9.2 billion upgrade: Zuma -

Friday, August 14, 2015

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    Malema tells students: Attack, attack

    “Fighters, attack, attack,” EFF leader Julius Malema urged his supporters as their South African Students Congress (Sasco) counterparts pounced on them at the Tshwane University of Technology main campus on Wednesday. Malema was delivering a speech at the university ahead of the students’ representative council elections scheduled for Thursday. He was interrupted as stones and bricks rained down from all angles, thrown by Sasco supporters. Malema had gone to the campus to motivate EFF supporters to participate in the elections and outvote Sasco. As he was making his impromptu speech, a group of Sasco members marched towards the stage where…

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    Zwane reminds farmers of responsibility

    Free State agriculture MEC Mosebenzi Zwane has called on farmers to maintain adequate production of food crops to beat hunger in a province he said about 22 percent of the population or about 600 000 people go to bed hungry because they cannot find food. Zwane said while farming, like any other business, was about making profit, the farmers still have the moral responsibility to ensure food security by striking a balance in their investment to make sure they are able to adequately produce food crops alongside the usually more cash generating non-food ones. By the same token the farmer needs…

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    SA urged to document Basotho immigrants

    South Africa has been urged to document Basotho women and other immigrants from that country to avoid them being exploited by unscrupulous employers or falling victim to human traffickers who prey on the foreigners because their illegal status makes them softer targets. Lesotho’s Women and Gender Affairs Minister, Mathibeli Mokhothu, said issuing documents such as work and other permits to Basotho would not only make them abide by South Africa’s immigration laws but would also make sure they are able to insist on their rights at the work place and in communities where they might be targeted by traffickers and…

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    Metro in R4 billion water project

    Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is planning to draw water from Gariep Dam in a bid to alleviate water shortages in the city, executive mayor Thabo Manyoni said. The water will be drawn by a 180km long pipeline with a diameter of 1.4 meters and capacity to move 200 mega-litres a day. The project which is expected to be completed in about three years’ time is set cost a total of R4.3 billion. The multi-billion rand project which is expected to delivering water to the metro in November 2019, is expected to get underway next year. The project management plan is expected…

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    FS league backs Maine

    Dismisses claims it is being manipulated Monday PGC to formally announce decision The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Free State is supporting Collen Maine to take over as league national president, it said yesterday, while dismissing as false suggestions it was being manipulated by senior leaders in the party to back the North West youth chairperson . The ANCYL will hold its elective congress from September 4 to 6 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg. FS league secretary Dikeledi Direko said it will hold its provincial general council (PGC) on Monday where the decision to back Maine will be…

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Drive to create jobs in tourism

Aug 28, 2015

The Free State department of economic development wants to promote tourism as a career of choice among youths who are largely unemployed and looking for opportunities across the province. The deputy minister of tourism Tokozile Xasa (pictured) said this during the launch of the National Tourism Expo at the Naval Hill, Bloemfontein on Wednesday afternoon. The occasion, also attended by the provincial MEC of Economic Development Sam Mashinini and themed “Tourism, Alive with Opportunities, will see tourism products displayed at the Pacofs Theatre. The aim of this, said Xasa, would be to expose the unemployed youth and graduates, as well…

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Maluti-a-Phofung celebrates Womens Month

Aug 28, 2015

The executive mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung Vusi Tshabalala hosted women from the municipality and around Thabo Mofutsanyana district to a memorable celebration last Sunday at Phuthaditjhaba Multi-Purpose Hall, in observance of Women’s Month. Tshabalala was joined by members of the mayoral committee, Mamotsheare Mosia-Lakaje, Mamoroanyane Mositi, Dipuo Mboso and other women councillors from the municipality. Among the women who gathered were members of African National Congress Women’s League from the region small to medium businesses women who have dedicated and have been able to sustain their livelihoods through their businesses, women in cooperatives, women from different churches and women in farming….

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Land claims: Some of the good news and the lay of the land

Aug 28, 2015

There are three components to land reform, a key political issue in South Africa: redistribution, tenure reform and restitution. While redistribution and tenure reform remain sluggish and controversial, the 2014/15 annual report of the Commission on Restitution of Land rights shows much has been accomplished with regard to the R2-billion spent settling 428 claims. The symbolic value of these successes should not be underestimated. On paper, the real stories of dispossession and restoration are lost between the statistics and pie charts of the Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights’ (CRLR’s) 2014/15 annual report. Some 428 claims were settled, 241…

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DJ Donald did not mean to stab Dolly: Psychologist

Aug 28, 2015

Former radio DJ Donald Sebolai’s has intense feelings of remorse over his girlfriend’s death and did not intentionally stab her. This was the finding of psychologist professor Saths Cooper‚ who on Thursday continued testifying for the defence in Sebolai’s murder trial at the Johannesburg High Court‚ sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court. Sebolai‚ 38‚ allegedly murdered his girlfriend Rachel Flavia “Dolly” Tshabalala‚ 32‚ after the couple had a fight at his Soweto flat in June last year. Sebolai has pleaded not guilty and claims that Tshabalala attacked him with a knife and was stabbed when he tried to fend…



MDC Challenge season launched

The second season of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge is set to kick off on a high note on September 5 with 16 premiership teams set to lock horns at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa, Gauteng. The MultiChoice Diski Challenge was basically designed to keep reserve players at the various clubs fit, with the focus being on building the PSL’s Reserve League in order to fast track the respective clubs’ under-23 players into their first teams. Teams are also allowed to field a maximum of three players over the age of 23 in their starting XI. The initiative is a three-year…


Football and rugby meet

This of course was definitely not for some dubious experimental fixture between the two sporting codes. It was purely one Free State team extending a hand of adulation to another local side for emerging victorious in what was indeed a tough encounter. As the match referee blew the whistle to signal the end of yet another thrilling encounter between Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando pirates at the Free State Stadium – with the former walking away with a deserved 1-0 victory – players of the Free State flagship rugby franchise, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, stepped out onto the field they…


Wheelchair tennis talent sought in Bloem

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa continued the search for new talent in a bid to grow the sport, when it hosted a camp in Bloemfontein last weekend, where young and aspiring wheelchair tennis players were given an opportunity to improve their game en route to becoming wheelchair tennis professionals. These development camps are made possible by the game sponsor, Airports Company South Africa which has been the major sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) for the past 11 years. The Bloemfontein camp was hosted at the Mangaung Tennis Stadium and was conducted by top class wheelchair tennis coaches while South Africa’s top ranked…


UFS student does SA proud

As Kovsies says can’t wait for their hero to come back home The University of the Free State will celebrate Wayde van Niekerk’s stunning victory at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing for many more weeks to come, vice-chancellor and rector Professor Jonathan Jansen has said. In a statement he issued on behalf of the UFS, moments after the 23-year -old Van Niekerk — a marketing student at the university’s Bloemfontein campus — clinched gold in the 400m race on Wednesday, Jansen said the Kovsie community cannot wait for their hero to return home so they could celebrate his…