April 26, 2017

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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‘Hani led comrades underground’


Premier pays tribute to the fallen SA Communist Leader, Chris Hani, who was gunned down by white extremists back in 1993 … The late secretary general of the South African Communist Party, Chris Thembelihle Hani, was an esteemed organizer, a selfless cadre and a volunteer of the people. This was the short description given by the Premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule, during an occasion to commemorate the death of Hani at the hands of racist ultra-right wingers in Boksburg, Gauteng province back in 1993. Magashule said Hani, who was also the chief of staff of the Umkhonto We…

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Water woes a thing of the past in Qwaqwa


Residents in Qwaqwa are now easily accessing adequate clean running water following the intervention of the National Department of Water and Sanitation last month. The residents had been relying on water distributed by tankers every day until the Maluti-A- Phofung Municipality approached the department for assistance. The department brought in resources and skilled employees to address the problem of water scarcity in the town, largely caused by aging infrastructure and a poor network system. Despite the heavy rainfall received in recent months, leakages and regular bursting of pipes and poor connections ensured some areas continued to experience water shortages. Faced…

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