April 25, 2014


DA says it will ‘bring change to SA’ -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Teacher bullying on the rise: study -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NC promotes high ethical standards: Lucas -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Aids initiative launched -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Block seeks acquittal -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Paul Roux residents get running water -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Safety of boys under spotlight -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rogue cops face the chop -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hani: Mandela saved SA from bloodshed -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dangote’s raise to riches -

Friday, April 11, 2014

865 animals to go under hammer -

Friday, April 11, 2014

A local success: SABMiller’s Nigerian ‘Hero’ beer -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Case against Katerina, Dennis Krejcir withdrawn -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Is this SA’s worst mother? -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lekgotla outlines ANC’s good story -

Friday, April 11, 2014

‘Fear of business failure dissuades youths’ -

Friday, April 11, 2014

EFF national election list -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Reeva’s mom opens up about Oscar ‘the devil’ in new interview -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Groenpunt inmates get IDs -

Friday, April 11, 2014

QwaQwa’s top schools rewarded -

Friday, April 11, 2014

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    ANC too strong, DA Admits

    Manyoni laughs off opposition’s bid for more seats THE opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has conceded it has no chance whatsoever of wresting power from the ANC in the Free State province in next month’s general elections. In the clearest indication that Helen Zille’s party has already given up on the electoral race in this province even before a single ballot is cast, the opposition said this week it was looking to winning only a few more seats rather than taking over control of the province from the ANC. DA leader in the Free State Patricia Kopane on Tuesday said her…

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    Mangaung shuts down initiation schools

    Mangaung Metro authorities have ordered 15 initiation schools or about a third of the 47 registered initiation schools in the municipality to close down because they did not comply with legislation governing operation of the traditional schools. Municipal spokesperson Qondile Khedama said the deregistration of the schools – that comes months before the beginning of the winter initiation season around June – was part of efforts by the local authority to ensure the safety of initiates by ensuring all schools observed all rules stipulated by law, especially those relating to hygiene and safety of initiates. Initiation is a key traditional…

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    Oscar trial: Nel rips into expert’s testimony

    Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Wednesday criticised evidence presented in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial by defence witness Roger Dixon. “You see how irresponsible it is to try and be an expert in area that you’re not?” Nel asked Dixon, a qualified geologist, in the high court in Pretoria. He was the third defence witness to testify in Pistorius’s trial. The Paralympic athlete is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He shot her through the locked toilet door in his Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day last year, apparently thinking she was an intruder. Dixon, whose evidence-in-chief was led by Barry Roux…

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    Local college now national youth service main campus

    Thaba Nchu College will also be used as a monument to house historical documents, artefacts of the 1913 Native Land Act The national department of rural development and land reform has adopted the Free State’s premier education training institution, Thaba Nchu College of Education, as its main national campus to train young people who are part of the National Rural Youth Service Corps Programme (Narysec). The National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec) is a youth skills development and employment programme. In May 2013, some 13 000 participants in the programme were at various stages of their training as development agents….

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    Suspected axe killer arrested

    A 53-year-old man suspected of hacking two of his family members to death with an axe in Douglas has been arrested. Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Patricia Naidu said the “dehydrated” man was arrested last Sunday after being found lying on the golf course next to Vaal River and rushed to Douglas Hospital. “He was in a weak state and also dehydrated when he was found by a golf course worker who immediately summoned the police to the scene,” she said. “He was then admitted at the hospital and transferred to Kimberly Hospital where he will remain under police guard.”…

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20 years of land reform

Apr 17, 2014

Land had always been important to black people as it made it possible for one to grow the needed crops. But, when the notorious Native Land Act came into effect, black South Africans were evicted from their land, their homes bulldozed and they were left poor and destitute. Added to their burden was the risk of imprisonment for travelling with dying stock. Land is an emotional issue in South Africa. But there’s no doubt that there has been a fundamental change in access to land and ownership since 1994. The new government had set the target of redistributing 30 percent…

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Manyoni woos Clarens voters

Apr 17, 2014

Opposition parties and other “doomsayers” predicting a fall in ANC support in next month’s elections have another thing coming, party vice chairman in the Free State Thabo Manyoni has said, vowing the former liberation movement was on course for a resounding victory in the May 7 ballot. Manyoni said all the problems – real or imagined – reportedly engulfing the ANC were like a fire meant to cleanse and strengthen the ruling party to better carry out its task to lead South Africans in their struggle for a  better tomorrow. “The fire that everyone sees engulfing the ANC is a…

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Narysec graduates raring to go

Apr 17, 2014

Young people from impoverished communities who have benefitted from the National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec) which was established by the department of rural development and land reform in 2010, are full of praise for programme, which has empowered them with skills to attain self-reliance and contribute to poverty alleviation. The aim of the Narysec project is to recruit unemployed youth in rural areas and train them through Further Education and Training programmes, to equip them with multi-disciplinary skills through civic education. This week, 6 000 young people from around the country graduated from the training programme and the ceremony…

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Zuma to honour sports heroes, politicians

Apr 17, 2014

A total of 54 people will receive national orders from President Jacob Zuma in a ceremony themed “South Africa: A better place to live in” Among the names is an analyst who argued South Africa is on the brink of catastrophic collapse, a polarising figure within the ANC, a politician who argued for a radical overhaul of the electoral system, a Paralympian not currently on trial for murder, a billionaire businessman, a number of anti-apartheid activists, and the actor who made the phrase “I’m too old for this shit” famous. A total of 54 individuals will receive national orders from…



Chiefs slapped with fines

Judgements have been handed down in the cases involving Kaizer Chiefs; its coach, Stuart Baxter and his assistant, Doctor Khumalo that warranted the parties to be fined R100 000 and R30 000 respectively by the league’s disciplinary committee (DC). PSL spokesperson, Connie Motsumi told The Weekly on Wednesday that Baxter and Khumalo were found guilty of bringing the league into disrepute after engaging in an unwarranted altercation with an official during their game against Amazulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, where they played AmaZulu on February 14 this year. “The two coaches were charged after they got involved…


Pirates are fatigued – Vermezovic

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic has come out in defence of his players’ lacklustre performance in a laborious win over Maritzburg United on Tuesday, citing both mental and physical fatigue. Second half replacement Helder Pelembe scored four minutes from the end to snatch a 1-0 victory over the visiting Team of Choice at Orlando Stadium. The victory handed Pirates three valuable points, lifting them back to fourth place in the league standings. “It was a very difficult game for us — three days ago we played against (Mamelodi) Sundowns and they (Pirates players) were emotional, empty you know, physically too,…


Sharks stalk Cheetahs

Given the Bloemfontein-based franchise’s awful Super Rugby run this season, it is almost certain they are going to get butchered in the Shark Tank this weekend There seems to be no end in sight to the Toyota Cheetahs’ horrendous Super Rugby season as they brace themselves to face the high-flying Mr Price Sharks in a top-versus-bottom clash this Saturday in Durban. The loss to New Zealand outfit Crusaders last Saturday went down as the Cheetahs’ eighth defeat of the season, with coach Naka Drotskè even admitting that the team’s chances of making the playoffs this year have officially gone up…


Proteas stars in IPL action

Global cricket has once again come to a halt to make way for the most-watched Twenty20 (T20) cricket competition in the world, the Indian Premier League (IPL) which kicked off on Wednesday in the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Not less that 12 South African national team cricket players will take part in the seventh edition of the prestigious Indian cricket tournament, including the retired Proteas all-round legend, Jacques Kallis. The 38-year-old Kallis – who is among the 2014 IPL most valuable players after a player auction that took place in February – will come…