August 30, 2014


Naming, shaming and drug policy in Cape Town -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Doctors, cops get rape training -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Maluti to set up electricity wing -

Friday, August 22, 2014

ANC throws weight behind Hlaudi -

Friday, August 22, 2014

ANCYL calls for Israel boycott -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nigeria blamed for kidnapped girls blackout -

Friday, August 22, 2014

No kid to drop maths anymore -

Friday, August 22, 2014

‘Private sector transformation too slow’ -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stop exploiting actors: ANCYL -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Once-mighty men eat humble pie -

Friday, August 22, 2014

CUT students set for Germany trip -

Friday, August 22, 2014

ANCYL wades into Generations drama -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Women urged to aim higher -

Friday, August 22, 2014

TVET colleges must play bigger role: Manana -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bad English worries MEC -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kamolane takes charge at Ngwathe -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sexual offences courts return -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Trafficking crackdown targets Harrismith -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kidnapped siblings confirmed dead -

Friday, August 22, 2014

EFF faces probe over parly row -

Friday, August 22, 2014

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    Budget expenditure under scrutiny

    Departments underspend, lament critical skills shortage An acute shortage of skilled manpower, failure to adhere to the set financial management and procurement procedures as well as the slow implementation of recommendations by regulatory authorities have resulted in most Free State provincial government departments failing to meet their 2014/15 budget obligations on time, The Weekly has learnt. The departments which were presenting their financial reports before the portfolio committee on public accounts and finance for the first quarter this week indicated that they had failed to meet their budgetary commitments because they lacked the expertise to implement different projects so as…

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    Mbete sends warning letters to ‘disruptive’ EFF MPs

    National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete has written letters to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs involved in last week’s disruption in the National Assembly telling them that she is planning to suspend them ahead of a formal investigation of their behaviour. The EFF brought presidential question time to a standstill by repeatedly chanting to President Jacob Zuma “pay back the money”. They were referring to the finding by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that Mr Zuma had improperly benefited from the R246m spent on upgrades to his Nkandla property and should pay back some of the money. On Thursday Ms Mbete…

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    Land tenure to take centre stage at summit

    Land tenure reform will take centre stage at a three-day National Land Tenure Summit in Johannesburg next week. The summit, which seeks to address the challenges facing land tenure reform in South Africa, is to be hosted by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Some of the issues the summit will tackle include tenure insecurity in commercial farming areas, tenure challenges in communal areas, and how best to resolve South Africa’s land reform 20-years since the dawn of democracy. “This land tenure summit will provide critical debate and create a social dialogue on various aspects of transforming land…

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    Ace rallies troubled Thabo Mofutsanyana

    Chairman tells members to set personal differences aside, instead put ANC first ANC Free State chairman Ace Magashule has urged the party’s grassroots leadership in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region to work together to rebuild and strengthen the party in its biggest region in the province that however remains beset with problems and without a substantive executive. Magashule, who was there last Sunday, said rank and file members should get more engaged in the activities of their branches and work to strengthen the structures upon which the entire ANC superstructure is built. The chairman, who is also the premier of the…

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    Anti-Zuma Conspiracy unmasked

    The Supreme Court of Appeal ruling ordering the release of the so-called spy-tapes to the DA has been dismissed by the ANC and its alliance partners as a desperate attempt by the opposition to use the courts to achieve what it could not through the ballot box – toppling President Jacob Zuma. The ANC and its alliance partners said they were committed to the rule of law and were happy to see the law take its course in the spy-tapes matter, while also expressing hope that the ruling by the Bloemfontein-based SCA would pave the way for the matter to…

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Colleagues bid Mboyane farewell

Aug 29, 2014

The former editor of The Weekly, Sphiwe Mboyane, will be laid to rest in his home town of Jericho in the North West province on Saturday. Mboyane passed on last Tuesday after succumbing to a suspected heart failure at the age of 37. His untimely departure got tears rolling down the cheeks of his former colleagues who attended his memorial service held at the metro’s Bram Fischer headquarters in Bloemfontein on Monday. Paying tribute at the service, the deputy editor of The Weekly, Motheolane Chakela, described Mboyane’s demise as a great loss to the media fraternity in the Free State…

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FS struggling to meet gender targets

Aug 29, 2014

Gender-based violence is violation of human rights and has become the biggest challenge tearing the moral values of the nation while hindering gender equality progress at all levels of society. This was expressed by the United Nations women representative to South Africa, Auxilia Ponga, in an interview with The Weekly on the sidelines of the provincial gender conference in Bloemfontein on Tuesday. The theme for the conference was “recreating the workforce for the future we want”. One of the main objectives of the conference, spearheaded by the premier’s office, was to create a common understanding of gender challenges in the…

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Ntombela to help cooperatives

Aug 29, 2014

Free State MEC for social development Sisi Ntombela says she will help mobilise support, including from other government departments, to turn Sesfikile cooperative in QwaQwa into a success. Ntombela said cooperatives were one way of empowering ordinary people especially in small towns and rural areas where jobs were not easy to come by. The Sesfikile cooperative is involved in producing and distributing vegetables, eggs and chicken in QwaQwa and surrounding areas. Ntombela, who was in QwaQwa on Sunday, said she would approach her counterpart at education Tate Makgoe to assist Sesfikile by buying some of their produce for the school…

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Entrepreneurship Hurdles

Aug 29, 2014

Lack of skills continues to hamper black businesses As you navigate the streets of Batho location in Bloemfontein, you are greeted by sights of rows of old houses and a few recently built RDP houses. Development seems to be the order of the day in the oldest township of the metro, with street lights, paved roads and construction of more RDP houses having transformed the once sleepy section into a modern township, thanks to the provincial government’s township revitalisation programme. In the midst of this formerly crime-riddled township there is a proliferation of small businesses, most of them owned by…



Stars leap to sixth

After a poor start to the season, new Free State Stars coach, Tom Saintfiet, seems to be quickly finding his feet in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) with his second win on the trot after Stars edged the University of Pretoria (Tuks) with a solitary goal on Wednesday night to move up to sixth on the log. Star’s surge to the top half of the log comes after the team collected six points in two consecutive games against Pretoria sides Supersport United and Tuks. Last week the Bethlehem-based side came from a two-goal deficit to claim a 3-2 victory against…


PSL transfer deadline looms

Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs are in a rush to secure their targeted players ahead of the 17:00 transfer window deadline today. Despite the concession that some of the most lucrative signings have already been captured by the league’s most affluent outfits, many other teams are still trying to fill in the voids in their respective squads. Free State clubs, Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars, have also been quite active during this transfer window with the former roping nine new players into their squad, while Stars have almost gone for a total overhaul of its squad and technical staff….


Mohoje lands Jeep endorsement

The Free State Cheetahs flanker says his new Jeep will match his burly rugby physique Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje became the latest Free State Cheetahs rugby player to receive a car endorsement this week after John Williams Motors offered him a brand new Jeep Wrangler, owing to his on-field jaunts for the Free State Cheetahs and the Springboks. “I’m ecstatic…it is a blessing. I never thought something like this would happen,” the Cheetahs flanker told The Weekly at John Williams Motors in Bloemfontein on Monday. He confirmed that his call-up to the national rugby team played a significant part in him…


Harmony coach eyes cup record

After lifting the provincial Kay Motsepe Cup title last Saturday in Bloemfontein, Harmony High School football academy coach, Pitso Mokoena, says he aims to ensure that his team engraves its name as the greatest Kay Motsepe Cup competitors in the history of the esteemed tournament. In 2011 Harmony won its first Kay Motsepe title and Mokoena – who has coached the academy since 2007 – proudly beats his chest about Harmony’s football success during his tenure and prior; and is upbeat about the team’s prospects of lifting their second national Kay Motsepe Cup championship in October when the 2014 finals…