October 18, 2017

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BMF provincial chairperson Kaiser Khoza

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Black Management Forum (BMF) is a non-racial thought leadership organisation in South Africa, formed in 1976 with the purpose to influence socio-economic transformation in the country. The Free State chapter of the association held its elective conference in Bloemfontein last Saturday. In a wide ranging interview with The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi the newly elected provincial chairperson of the BMF, Kaizer Khoza, a professional lawyer and former head of litigation in the office of the presidency, discusses the economic challenges confronting the province and how the situation can be turned around. Khoza also touches on government’s role in building the provincial…

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ANCYL Provincial Chairperson Makalo Mohale

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The ANC Youth League in the Free State this week came out in full support of students demanding no-fee university education. The league says the private sector – the chief consumer of skills produced by universities – must come to the party and bankroll universities to enable every eligible young South African to attend the tertiary schools free of charge. To find out exactly how, in the league’s view, private firms – many with significant foreign shareholding – could be made to use shareholder’s money to fund the public institutions, The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi took time to speak to league…

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SADTU’s Makhoalane Bricks Moloi

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A video of a teacher being manhandled by three students in full school uniform in a classroom went viral on social media this week. It has not yet been established at which school the incident happened but it is believed the cell phone footage was taken recently by another student sitting in class. The incident has been roundly condemned by teacher organisations in the country who feel teachers are not well protected in their work environment. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni sought the views of South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) provincial secretary Makhoalane Bricks Moloi on the matter and what…

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