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9 000 children die from diarrhoea -

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Bloem man blames rape on porn -

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Bloemfontein dad, daughter fight for life -

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Thabo Mofutsanyana gears up for initiation season -

Friday, October 21, 2016

Boost for QwaQwa rural schools -

Friday, October 21, 2016

‘It was only a game’ – child sex accused -

Friday, October 21, 2016

Re-opening of taxi rank on the cards -

Friday, October 21, 2016

Govt stands by farmers -

Friday, October 21, 2016

Public officials to get rights lessons -

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cabinet okays hate Bill publication -

Friday, October 21, 2016

Labour goes to the people -

Friday, October 21, 2016

Police issue fraud warning -

Friday, October 21, 2016

The negative of positive thinking -

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mlamleli vows to fight TB -

Friday, October 14, 2016

Municipalities urged to form ward committees -

Friday, October 14, 2016

Western forces behind anti-Zuma calls -

Friday, September 30, 2016

Golfer’s line-up for Peter Itholeng Classic -

Friday, September 23, 2016

Nzimande: Student debt is a global problem -

Friday, September 23, 2016

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    Motheo Tvet does it again

    As the college scoops yet another PMR Diamond Arrow Award for business excellence… The Motheo Tvet in Bloemfontein has scooped yet another prestigious PMR Africa Award after scooping the same in 2014. This was in recognition of the business excellence based on a month long survey of the college’s methods of teaching. The survey was conducted in June while the prize, the Diamond Arrow Award from PMR Africa, was passed on to the college by the PMR Africa during a gala function held at the President Hotel in Mangaung. Addressing the event, PMR CEO Johan Hattingh said his group was…

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    Minister launches transport month

    Transport minister Dipuo Peters launched Transport Month by vowing to tighten the screws on syndicates involved in issuing fraudulent drivers’ licenses, who she blamed for exorbitant statistics of road fatalities. Peters issued this warning when officially opening the Intabazwe Testing Station at Harrismith on Tuesday this week. “We are aware of the syndicates that operate within testing stations where a traffic officer connive with driving school owners to issue drivers licences to people who do not qualify. Some do not even know how to drive but they have a driver’s license obtained in exchange of money. “Such activities must come…

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    Union blasts SAPO treatment of workers

    The South African Post Office (SAPO) has come in for tough criticism from Cosatu in the Free State over what the labour federation calls ‘unreasonable and unacceptable treatment of workers’. This after Cosatu was told that postmen are forced to fix their delivery bicycles when they are broken, and are not provided with protective clothing for inclement weather conditions, according to the union’s provincial secretary, Menyatso oa Mahlatsi, who was speaking following fact-finding visits to post offices around the province. He said: “Deliverymen and women work in very terrible conditions; that they do not have uniforms and protective clothing despite…

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    SACP wants a Morogoro indaba

    Says such a conference will help ANC re-position and re-energise itself in the same way the real Morogoro conference did 47 years ago The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Free State is calling for a Morogoro-type consultative conference to cobble up a plan to strengthen the ANC’s position as the leading force driving the national democratic revolution. This was said by SACP provincial chairperson, Bheki Stofile, in an interview with The Weekly held on the sidelines of a bilateral meeting that the party recently held in Bloemfontein with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu). The…

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    Progressed learners won’t hold back FS

    … As Premier Magashule and MEC Makgoe urge matric candidates to have courage and aim higher  Free State education MEC Tate Makgoe says the issue of progressed learners was not likely to affect the province’s pass rate as the selection was more stringent to ensure that only the best students were allowed into grade 12. The MEC said there were no wholesale promotions into grade 12 and students writing their final high school exams this year had proved that they were ready to move forward following the rigorous selection process. Makgoe said this when he launched the 2016 Grade 12…

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