August 2, 2015

News:

Sebota to be laid to rest -

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dept, SAHRC cross swords over MacKay -

Friday, July 31, 2015

ANC says no fallout with voters -

Friday, July 31, 2015

Council to review racist teacher’s case -

Friday, July 31, 2015

NGO in bid to secure release of SA hostage Steve McGowan -

Friday, July 24, 2015

ANC keeps 7 out of 10 wards in municipal by-elections: IEC -

Friday, July 24, 2015

Girl gang raped in Qwaqwa -

Friday, July 24, 2015

Community centre appeals for help -

Friday, July 24, 2015

NGO gives to white family -

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bid to improve supply chain management -

Friday, July 24, 2015

ANC targets FS by-election victory -

Friday, July 24, 2015

Prasa CEO Montana run out of town on a rail -

Friday, July 17, 2015

‘Prophet’ unfazed by uproar over snakes -

Friday, July 17, 2015

Contractors warned of conmen -

Friday, July 17, 2015

Baby doll parenting for teenagers -

Friday, July 17, 2015

New farmers invited -

Friday, July 17, 2015

Mayor vows to address community needs -

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gold wage talks in a stalemate -

Friday, July 17, 2015

FS observes Mandela Day -

Friday, July 17, 2015

New-EFF told to change name -

Friday, July 17, 2015

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    Parliament rule changes approved

    Obey the presiding officers—or else—members of Parliament have been told, with the adoption of new rules to deal with disruptions in the National Assembly. Compiled by the rules committee and with the report accepted in the National Assembly on Thursday, the new guidelines will see MPs physically removed from the Parliamentary precinct by protection services to prevent the adjourning of proceedings due to disruptions. Any member who interferes with the removal of a disruptive MP will be removed as well. Approved just in time for President Jacob Zuma’s next question session in the House, the rules were first discussed after…

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    Mboweni to join Wits University

    Tito Mboweni‚ ex-Minister of Labour and former Governor of the South African Reserve Bank‚ will join Wits University from August 1 as an Honorary Professor in the School of Economic and Business Sciences‚ the university announced. Mboweni already fulfills multiple roles in business and politics. He was recently appointed to the Board of the New Development Bank (BRICS Bank) as a Non-Executive Director. Mboweni is a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee. He is an advisor to Goldman Sachs International. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of the Boards of Nampak Limited‚ SacOil Holdings Ltd‚ Accelerate Property Fund and…

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    Mantashe endorses Thabo Mofutsanyana

    Rejects calls to disband region Appeals for unity ahead of polls By: Matli Mohanoe & Libuseng Nyaka ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has rejected calls to disband the party’s recently elected Thabo Mofutsanyana regional executive and instead threw his weight behind the new leadership, urging all party members in the eastern Free State region to rally behind it. Speaking on Wednesday after a meeting with all 99 ANC branches in Thabo Mofutsanyana that lasted eight hours, Mantashe said the region – that is the party’s biggest in the province and a strategic bulwark of support — could not for ever…

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    Fan describes Ellis Park racist attack

    A Johannesburg-based rugby lover has told a disturbing story of an alleged racist exchange that he experienced at Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and All Blacks at Ellis Park. Reports of incidents of racism surfaced when several match goers voiced their concerns to radio 702 on Tuesday afternoon, and now another spectator has come forward with what is a chilling story of racial and verbal abuse. “I went to the toilet at the end of half-time and the queues are obviously quite long. There are queues for the urinals and then for the cubicles,” 30-year old Daryl Lewis…

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    Rapist pastor locked away for life

    Court puts foot down to reject last bid to delay case Judgment, sentence handed down in three-hour sitting The Bloemfontein pastor accused of raping his daughter since she was a minor was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment by the Bloemfontein Regional Court in a dramatic marathon session after the state abruptly closed its case following yet another bid by the accused to disrupt proceedings. The pastor, notorious for disrupting court proceedings by coming up with all sorts of excuses in order to get a postponement since he was arrested in November 2013, was swiftly found guilty of raping his daughter…

Popular News

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Get off your high horse

Jul 31, 2015

… Ace tells ANC cadres in leadership positions ANC members appointed to leadership positions have been urged not to get drunk with power but to remain humble, always remembering they are servants of the people without whose support they couldn’t get anywhere near the lofty positions they occupy. The party’s chairperson in the Free State and also provincial premier Ace Magashule said many a time someone is humble, respectful of the organisation and the people but the moment they are appointed to some position of power and influence they change and become proud, arrogant and begin looking down upon the…

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Woman turns home into child shelter

Jul 31, 2015

Govt departments, private firms, army unite to assist Rocklands child sanctuary The Olesego Place of Safety in Rocklands, Bloemfontein, recently received a major boost to its plans for expansion after several companies and government departments came together to offer financial and material support to the organisation. Founder and director of the organisation Cecilia Nteo, 34, who turned her house into a place of safety for children who were abandoned, abused or lost their parents told The Weekly that the organisations which visited the place on the eve of Mandela Day offered to put up a fence around the home and…

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Illicit diamond case falls apart

Jul 31, 2015

In a surprise twist, charges were withdrawn on Tuesday against one of the accused in Kimberley’s multimillion-rand illicit diamond dealing case, signifying that the State’s case against several high-profile names in the diamond trade, could be starting to unravel. Edward Poone, one of the original group of suspects arrested during massive raids by the Hawks in August last year on charges relating to the contravention of the Diamond Act, appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after the case against him was separated from the “main” case in January. After the separation, Poone joined five other accused linked to…

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ANC says EFF could have staged Malema break-in

Jul 31, 2015

The ANC has dismissed suggestions that the recent break-in at the EFF’s parliamentary offices was linked to the ruling party, with the ruling party’s chief whip Moloto Mothapo suggesting the burglary could even have been stage-managed by the opposition to attract attention. “These opportunistic utterances, entirely devoid of any substance or proof, are illustrative of a party desperate for attention,” Mothapo said on Thursday. “It would not surprise anyone if the EFF faked the break-in merely to make these malicious and opportunistic claims against the object of its fanatic obsession, the ANC.” On Wednesday, EFF leader Julius Malema said he had opened a…

Sports

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FSCU bids Rice farewell

The president and CEO of the Free State Cricket Union (FSCU) have conveyed their condolences after the unfortunate passing of former South African national cricket team captain and all-rounder, Clive Rice. Rice died on Tuesday at the age of 66 after succumbing to a brain tumour, four days after receiving robotic radiation treatment in Bangalore, India. He was the first captain of the national team post international sports sanctions on apartheid South Africa in 1991 and subsequently led the team in the three one-day internationals (ODI’s) against India – which were his only appearances for the national side. FSCU president,…

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We have to beat Downs: Larsen

The Bloemfontein Celtic coach says the team’s only focus at this stage is to reach the MTN 8 semi-finals Bloemfontein Celtic has declared its intentions to go out and challenge for honours when they take on Pretoria giants Mamelodi Sundowns in their quarterfinal MTN 8 competition fixture next week Wednesday at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria. Siwelele will be looking to get the better of Sundowns once again, having recorded some memorable victories over the Brazilians in recent years. A victory will see the Bloemfontein outfit inching a step closer to their second piece of silverware in three years….

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Jay-Z signs Germany’s Boateng

Bayern Munich’s World Cup winning defender, Jerome Boateng, has become the first footballer and European athlete to join hip-hop mogul, Shawn Carter (popularly known as Jay-Z) label ‘Roc Nation Sports’. The 26-year-old celebrated signing the deal at Jay-Z’s sports bar, the ‘40/40 club’ in Brooklyn before continuing the party at the rap star’s private villa. “I took my sister and my best friend,” Boateng told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. “It was a great day with Jay-Z. We could ask him anything. “We mostly talked about music and football. Jay-Z knows about football and has watched numerous games. “America is…

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SA teens in Copa Coca-Cola showdown

South African teenagers Notha Ngcobo and Mokhethi Pali are among over 100 young aspiring footballers from 27 different countries currently on an international camp in Germany as a result of their exploits in the Copa Coca-Cola initiative. KickOff.com has had the extreme privilege of joining the duo on the Copa Coca-Cola International Football Camp 2015, an initiative which was started back in 1989 which has produced the likes of Mexico striker Xavier Hernandez. Ngcobo, who was spotted while playing for Clapham High School in Pretoria, and Pali, from Louis Botha High School in Bloemfontein, are set to do battle in…