January 17, 2019


Leeto to motivate learners in Allanridge


The Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Mathabo Leeto will today host a motivational session for all Grade 12 learners and educators in Nyakallong, Allanridge. This is a continuation of a long-standing relationship that Leeto has with all the schools in the area, which has seen a drastic improvement of Grade 12 pass-rate at both Mosala and LA Wesi Secondary Schools. In 2016 Leeto handed over school uniforms to all schools in Nyakallong, Allanridge and continues to provide support to local schools in various ways. The MEC will be accompanied by community leaders and departmental officials who…

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More Land for small Farmers


Government will make more land available to black farmers so that they can be involved in agriculture at a larger scale and contribute more meaningfully to the country’s economy, a senior official has said. The Free State provincial government chairperson for the economic cluster Sam Mashinini told The Weekly on the side-lines of the inaugural Agro-Processing Summit held in Bloemfontein from April 11-12 that government was looking at more effective ways to speed up the land redistribution process to ensure that more black farmers acquired more land to allow them to go into commercial farming and be more productive. Mashinini’s…

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Tackling poverty head on


As the provincial department of agriculture and rural development assembles experts to brainstorm on how to use agro-processing to add value to agricultural products… The Free State provincial government says it has rolled up its sleeves to tackle the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and joblessness that is more prevalent in rural and farming communities. Speaking at a two-day Free State Agro-Processing summit held at the Sand Du Plessies Theatre in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, MEC for police, roads and transport Sam Mashinini said the aim of the event was to contribute ideas in the fight against the three challenges. Mashinini…

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