February 20, 2017

News:

Warning of ATM card fraud -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Two men nabbed for suspected R21.1 million loot -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Municipalities meet Eskom deadline -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Contractors to dispense medicines -

Friday, February 17, 2017

No to US chicken – Cosatu -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Move to strengthen ties with Sao Paulo -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Campaign to honour Padavattan Six -

Friday, February 17, 2017

McBride slams Nhleko’s ‘false denials’ -

Friday, February 17, 2017

NSFAS approves funding for 300 000 students -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Father and son in dock for abalone worth R1m -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Paul O’Sullivan granted bail -

Friday, February 17, 2017

We got enough drugs, says govt -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Stokvel funds safe with new app -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Man hacked with garden tools -

Friday, February 10, 2017

State’s analysis of crime scene innaccurate: accident expert -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Car salesman pleads guilty to child rape, child porn -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Roodepoort schoolboys in bust up over K-word slur -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Schoolgirl assaulted over mom’s alleged affair -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Better times ahead, says Zuma -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Chinese police probe endangered animal banquet -

Friday, February 10, 2017

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    Qwaqwa Bloodshed – 5 Dead

    Police in QwaQwa have arrested five men in a major breakthrough following a spate of killings and cases of rape over the past two weeks which had resulted in the people of Mangaung Village and the surrounding areas living in heightened fear. Residents of Mangaung, Phamong, Riverside and Phuthaditjhaba in the eastern Free State town had endured a fortnight in which they witnessed five brutal murders of three men and two women who were also raped by their assailants. Police spokesperson Mmako Mophiring told yesterday told The Weekly that the five suspects, who have been charged with murder, attempted murder…

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    Help us rid police of corruption – MEC

    … Neither the government nor police commanders can do it alone, says Mashinini Ridding the police service of corrupt elements cannot be left to the government and police authorities alone but requires the cooperation of members of the community who should report any illegal activities by officers and when asked to pay bribes should refuse, Free State police MEC Sam Mashinini has said. The public should also assist the police by exposing criminals who live in their communities and by desisting from buying stolen goods, he said, speaking from Phuthaditjhaba to the east of the province. “Refrain from bribing our…

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    Taming the unemployment dragon

    … Premier Magashule pins hopes on Operation Hlasela Free State Premier Ace Magashule is considering expanding the implementation of the province’s integrated service delivery model, Operation Hlasela, in a bid to rein in the provincial unemployment rate which rose to 34.7 percent in the fourth quarter of last year. In a statement issued by his spokesperson Tiisetso Makhele on Wednesday, Magashule expressed deep concern at the worsening unemployment rate which increased by 0.6 percentage points from 34.2 percent in the third quarter of last year to 34.7 percent in the fourth quarter October and December. The premier said this following…

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    Rabbi builds ARK of kindness

    For Rabbi David Masinter there is something special about the ability of human beings to exhibit kindness towards one another. Explaining how his mission came about, Masinter said he was spurred on by the realisation that the only way to bring light and positivity to the country was through kindness and the need to do something about it. “I woke up one day thinking that this world is so dark; wherever you look there’s fighting and negativity. Without taking sides and saying who’s wrong, we see atrocities and all these things,” he said. “I use the rule ‘negative action creates…

  • Quelling dissenting voices… KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu addresses the media on the outcome of the Cabinet lekgotla.

    KZN searches for solutions to violence, faction fighting

    Province should consider reviving former president Nelson Mandela’s call for the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) of the soul. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has urged MECs and mayors to redouble their efforts in fighting the violence that is tainting the reputation of the province. Addressing the media on the outcome of the cabinet lekgotla held in Durban, Mchunu on Wednesday praised the provincial government for being voted the “number one in the country” by the Mail and Guardian newspaper, which last year ran a competition on the performance of companies and government. The province’s reputation has been also recognised internationally…

Popular News

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Busy week for military mastermind

Feb 17, 2017

The programme also marks the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel Durban – Major-General Luvuyo Nobanda is used to organising big events of national and international importance. He was the commander in charge of handling former president Nelson Mandela’s funeral in the Eastern Cape, which attracted celebrities and politicians from around the world. Now, Nobanda is the military mastermind behind the logistics involved in the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Durban, which brings together the army, navy, air force and SA military health services. About 5 000 SANDF members are involved, as well as…

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Lower speed limits are not the answer

Feb 10, 2017

More than 14 000 people die on South African roads every year, but opinions on how to fix this vary There are no new speed-limit reductions on South African roads, but the controversial proposal is on the table and will be open for public comment. The same applies to a contentious proposed law that would oblige drivers to redo their driving tests when renewing their licences. Reacting to public confusion that these proposed new laws were already being implemented, Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) confirmed these were draft amendments for now. Transport spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi said that the following proposed…

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Victim’s body was ‘folded’ to fit in carry bag, court hears

Feb 10, 2017

The body of Kerileng Mavis Nyathi Nqozi was discovered in a shallow grave, “folded” to fit into a carry bag, the Northern Cape High Court heard on Wednesday The gruesome discovery was made by a member of the SAPS, who spotted a carpet laid out in the veld which appeared out of place to him. The murder trial of Soul City resident Mzwandile Nqozi, 39, continued before Acting Judge Janine Snyders in the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday, with the court hearing how the deceased’s remains were eventually uncovered more than a week after she was reported missing by…

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Officials tackle Schalk for ‘underpaying’ farmworkers

Feb 10, 2017

The legal minimum wage for farmworkers are R641.32 a week, R128 for a nine-hour day, but  Schalk paid his farmworkers between R6 and R10 a day Department of Labour has launched an investigation into allegations that Schalk Burger has been underpaying his farmworkers. The department said on Wednesday that its Provincial Chief Inspector David Esau would be visiting Burger’s wine estate, Welbedacht, in Wellington this week. This after the Daily Voice on Wednesday revealed that Burger, the father of Springbok rugby player Schalk Burger, paid six of his workers between R42 and R94 wages for all of last week. Now…

Sports

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It’s do or die for us: Lechesa

Celtic supporters will be sitting on the edge of their seats next week, keeping their fingers crossed that Cape Town City deny Sundowns Bloemfontein Celtic’s Reserve team will have to win their last game of the season against Baroka FC next week, and hope results elsewhere go their way, if they harbour hopes of being crowned the Multichoice Diski Challenge champions. Celtic surrendered a two-point lead and the top spot to Mamelodi Sundowns after going down 3-2 to Ajax Cape Town last weekend. And head coach, Duncan Lechesa, well aware of the undesirable situation his team finds itself in, admitted…

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Celtic out to redeem themselves

The visitors are not under any illusions as to the mountain they have to climb as Celtic are difficult opponents to overcome on home turf Bloemfontein Celtic will go all out to halt their recent slump in form when they host Chippa United who have their tales up following their 1-1 draw with defending Absa premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns, at the Dr Petrus Rantlai Molemela Stadium on Sunday. Siwelele have failed to register a single point in their last two matches, which saw them going down 1-0 and 2-1 to Sundowns and Golden Arrows, respectively. Their current dry patch has…

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We need answers, says KSA

Karate South Africa (KSA) has appointed its head of technical affairs Themba Ndlovu to investigate the on-going internal troubles that are rocking the Free State Karate Federation (FSKF). Ndlovu confirmed to The Weekly that he and his delegation will be in the province from today to probe FSKF affairs. He described the federation’s sacking of Nechodemus Banyane as coach as ‘shocking’ given that he has been a top karateka for the past years. Ndlovu, who is also president of the Mpumalanga karate Federation, said there was no justification for removing the country’s top performer and replacing him with someone who…

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Loyalty? What loyalty?

Football is a short career and players need to make hay while the sun shines; misdirected loyalty does not put bread on the table Last week’s match against Mamelodi Sundowns opened my eyes to just how much Bloemfontein Celtic supporters value loyalty. The vocal disgust at Thapelo Morena was just too evident. Sitting right there among them in the midst of plumes of dagga smoke, exuberant guzzling accompanied by non-sop swearing and vociferous show of support, I came to one conclusion: they are a bunch of hypocrites. Remember Moses Spandeel? You don’t have to be a Celtic fan to know…