July 7, 2015


45 die on FS roads -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Right-wing group irked by ‘slur’ -

Friday, July 3, 2015

ANC unifier’s bold Western Cape vision -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Banking ace takes over SABC reins -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bill set to rein in maintenance dodgers -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Winburg’s elderly get checked -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kha Ri Gude in QwaQwa -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Residents burn municipal office -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Metro builds water facilities -

Friday, July 3, 2015

MP’s rape trial postponed – again -

Friday, July 3, 2015

FS trains more animal doctors -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Dlamini: Cosatu congress in danger -

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sex worker says rape accused ‘insane’ -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mashinini encourages business progress -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ntombela acts on corruption -

Friday, June 26, 2015

How crooks milked dept -

Friday, June 26, 2015

FDC, agencies told to help youths -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Alleged serial rapist caught thanks to blood tests -

Friday, June 26, 2015

‘Baby thief’ had miscarriage -

Friday, June 26, 2015

EFF says to champion Freedom Charter -

Friday, June 26, 2015

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    ‘The Quest for Justice and Freedom’

    The quest for Justice and Freedom has always been at the heart of all revolutionaries and giants of mankind. “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is ideal for which I am prepared to die.” (Nelson Mandela, 1964) “……

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    Metro, SAHRC ROW over Squatters

    Commission threatens to drag metro to court Metro wishes SAHRC was more understanding The South African Human Rights Commission said this week it is giving the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality two months from now to provide adequate basic services to residents of an informal settlement in the city or face court action. The commission said recommendations to the municipality to either provide basic services to residents of Sibuyile Park informal settlement or move the about 70 households living there to another location where such services are available have gone unheeded. The commission’s acting manager for the Free State, Buang Jones, said…

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    Mbau punts skills nurturing

    Popular socialite and self-proclaimed Queen of Bling Khanyi Mbau says there is a need to groom entertainers in QwaQwa from an early age. Mbau was speaking to The Weekly on Saturday on the side lines of the Miss Maluti- A-Phofung beauty pageant that was held at the Phuthaditjhaba Hall. She said there was an abundance of raw talent in QwaQwa, that needs to be nurtured before it goes to waste, resulting in young people becoming entangled in crime. Mbau, who is also known for posting nude pictures of herself on social media, emphasised that life had no specific winning formula…

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    Cuban Five visit Waaihoek

    Ties dating back to anti-apartheid struggle hailed The five former Cuban intelligence officers popularly known as the Cuban five wound up their tour of the Free State with an emotional tour of the birthplace of the ruling ANC on Wednesday in Bloemfontein. The five: Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González and René González left the provincial capital for Johannesburg – where they started their tour two weeks ago – ahead of their return home tomorrow. Also known as the Miami Five, the Cuban nationals are in the country to thank South Africa for campaigning for their release from…

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    Early Christmas present for Motheo FM

    The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality this week donated 350 T-shirts to Motheo FM for the community radio station to hand over to listeners as party of a publicity campaign by the station that broadcasts in the Free State’s biggest city. Community development manager at the metro Pule Molalonyane said the gesture was in line with the metro’s new approach to support local entities. In addition, said Molalonyane, it was only logical that the metro helps Motheo FM grow because the radio station is providing a vital social service to residents, a role which compliments efforts by the municipality to uplift the…

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Durban July‚ a R440-million boost to local economy

Jul 3, 2015

As Durban gears up for another sell-out Vodacom Durban July on Saturday at Greyville Racecourse‚ the increasing number of out-of-province guests will help drive the economic impact of the event to more than R440-million. Based on statistics generated in a recent survey of visitors to the Durban July‚ the number of guests from outside of KwaZulu-Natal snowballed from 20% in 2011 to more than 50%‚ bringing with it an ever increasing spend on local hotels and accommodation‚ restaurants and other tourism facilities. About 52% of the Durban July guests surveyed were from Gauteng‚ most of them driving down to Durban…

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Lesotho gives SA the cold shoulder

Jul 3, 2015

The country claims it has everything under control but opposition leaders fear for their lives after the death of General Maaparankoe Mahao. Strife-torn Lesotho is suspicious of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s mediation efforts and is resistant to any long-lasting proposals that South Africa puts on the table. The government of Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili apparently doesn’t trust Ramaphosa, who is President Jacob Zuma’s special envoy. Zuma, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) organ on politics, defence and security, assigned him to get Lesotho’s warring parties to reach an agreement to ensure that peace is…

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Premier scolds protesters

Jul 3, 2015

Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas (pictured) on Wednesday scolded the community for their rudeness and for taking their unhappiness to the streets. This comes after another protest where the roads in Lerato Park were barricaded with rocks and burning tyres during the early hours of on Wednesday morning. Community members are angry that the June 30 deadline has passed without any names of the beneficiaries of the new houses under construction being announced as promised. Police officers physically pushed back members of the community and journalists, preventing them from standing behind the Premier, as they initially struggled to hear her…

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Makgoba’s thesis of excellence

Jul 3, 2015

To forge a research-intensive university that would be the best in South Africa was a publicly declared goal of Professor Malegapuru Makgoba when he became vice-chancellor of the University of Natal, then poised to merge with the University of Durban-Westville (UDW). Given the higher educational landscape at the time, he faced scepticism. For some, the new institution’s dual aspirations of social transformation and scholarship seemed to be in conflict with each other. For others, it was simply too audacious an ambition to be realistic. But two years before the end of his second term of office, the University of KwaZulu-Natal…



Letlabika calls for Bafana caution

Bafana Bafana defender Wandisile Letlabika is optimistic they will return victorious in Mauritius. The South Africans face the home side on Sunday, July 5 in the second leg of a 2016 CHAN qualifier at the Stade Anjalay with kickoff set at 13:00. Letlabika played a sterling role in the first leg which saw Bafana Bafana grab a 3-0 win at the Dobsonville Stadium a fortnight ago.The Bloemfontein Celtic defender was roped in at the last minute and arrived in camp on the eve of the match. He made his debut the next day. “It’s been a great opportunity for me….


Transfer window officially open

The Premier Soccer League transfer window has been officially opened and clubs are now allowed to register their new players. The window opened this Wednesday, July 1, and it comes just a tad bit late as many teams have chosen to unveil their new acquisitions early, with Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs, leading the pack by unveiling their newly acquired talent last week. Amakhosi have already unveiled their marquee signing, Siyanda Xulu (23) from Russian club, FC Rostov, Keegan Ritchie (24) from Bloemfontein Celtic; Lucky Baloyi (24) from Moroka Swallows as well as the former Free State Stars duo of Daniel…


Peyper to ref World Cup opener

Free state rugby referee, Jaco Peyper, will have the honour of refereeing the opening match at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England as the hosts take on Fiji at Twickenham to kick off 44 days of unmissable rugby action, World Rugby announced on Wednesday. The six-week tournament takes place from 18 September to 31 October and will be hosted in 10 English cities and in Cardiff, Wales. Peyper, 35, has refereed 20 internationals to date, and will now handle the world cup opener on Friday, 18 September in London and he will be joined by assistant referees John Lacey of…


Bafana plot to defend 3-0 lead

Bafana Bafana and Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane says preparations for the second leg of the 2016 Chan qualifiers against Mauritius are going better than the last time, when they had three training sessions cancelled ahead of the game. “We’ve just had our second training session, everything is looking good, and we have almost all the players in camp, so we are quite okay at the moment. “We had about three training sessions cancelled ahead of the first leg, which was a bit frustrating for the technical team and for the players as well, so at least now we…