April 22, 2018


Orchestra empowering township youth


Passion for music … Award-winning cellist Thapelo Masita has won prestigious competitions and has performed with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist. The Mangaung String Programme is an internationally acclaimed programme that has been changing lives and giving hope to young people in the province for the past 15 years. The programme is directed by Peter Guy, a trained bass player from Montana in the USA, who founded the programme in 1997. The programme focusses on children from historically disadvantaged backgrounds from the greater Bloemfontein area. The aim of the project is to reach as many young people…

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Mob justice escalates in Thaba Nchu


Judge and executioner … Scenes like these are playing themselves out more often in Thaba Nchu. Police statistics indicate that about five percent of all murders that take place in the country each year are connected to mob justice. This startling trend of the community taking justice into their own hands has also reared its ugly head in the quiet rural town of Thaba Nchu. On New Year’s Eve, a man was burnt to death in Gladstone Trust after he was accused of stealing livestock. According to the police, members of the community allegedly assaulted him before placing a tyre around…

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Top lawyer hitched


The happy couple … Adv. Steven Mabalane and Gloria Boitumelo Hottie will exchange vows. Legal eagle Steven Mabalane is officially off the bachelors list. He recently stole the limelight at Tebogo Megalenyane’s wedding, which was held at West-end Club in Kimberley on Saturday, when he proposed to his girlfriend of nine months, Gloria Boitumelo Hottie. The power couple is set to get hitched later this year at a wedding that promises the glitz and glam. Mabalane is the co-director of MabalaneSeobe Incorporated and is a specialist labour lawyer who advises the Minister of Labour on labour law. He has also…

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