April 26, 2017

Blacks remain poor — Mashinini

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…Says time for government to aggressively work towards uplifting of previously maginalised groups Police, Roads and Transport MEC Sam Mashinini says despite continued efforts by government to improve people’s lives, the country’s black majority have remained poor because they don’t have access to the means of production. Mashinini said it was time for government to aggressively work towards uplifting the previously maginalised groups so that there is a move towards equality in society. The MEC said this in Bloemfontein yesterday when he presented the budget vote speech in the provincial legislature. “While strides have been made in the amelioration of…

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NPOs urged to utilise lottery funds

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The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) says non-profit organisations (NPOs) involved in the arts in the Free State are not taking full advantage of the funds available to support projects resulting in many potentially viable programmes failing to take off. NLC assistant manager for grant funding in the Free State Mavis Molobi last week told The Weekly that just a handful of applications for funding had had been received at the provincial office in Welkom for the current financial year yet many organisations in the arts industry were struggling due to lack of financial backing. Molobi said this after she briefly…

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Women contractors demand fair share

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Women in construction say they are more than ready and capable of handling bigger housing accounts from the Free State provincial government. This was the remark by the provincial MEC of Human Settlements Sisi Ntombela after a meeting she held with over hundred women in the construction industry in the province. The meeting was held at the President Hotel in Bloemfontein and was attended by women from all corners of the province. Ntombela said the meeting she called with women contractors was in line with a call by President Jacob Zuma that women should have thirty percent of contracts handed…

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