April 26, 2017

Jacob Tsumane

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The new Free State provincial head for the hawks Major General Lebeoana Jacob Tsumane believes that crime in the province could be significantly reduced if they take a multi-pronged approach to fighting crime in the province. In an interview with The Weekly’s Martin Makoni, Tsumane said instead of simply chasing the runners on the streets, his team would now broaden its approach and go after the kingpins who send their people to deal in drugs, illegal gold mining and stock theft, among others, in order to combat crime at source. He is confident that this approach would also help bring…

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Tefo Tabi

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South Africa will be hosting the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban from July 18-22. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni this week spoke to the Free State Provincial Council on AIDS (PCA) head of secretariat, Tefo Tabi, to find out more about the province’s preparations for the conference. Makoni also asked Tabi for an update on the province’s efforts to curb HIV/AIDS, the challenges it is facing and how these are being addressed.  Excerpts: The International AIDS Conference will be starting in Durban on Monday, how ready is the province to take part in the conference? The Free State province is…

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Cyril Ramaphosa

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In a wide-ranging interview with The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi, ANC and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa talks about the ruling party’s campaign for the August municipal elections, the challenges it is facing going into the polls and its prospects in an electoral contest political analysts are unanimous is going to be the hardest the former liberation movement has ever faced since taking over power 22 years ago. Excerpts: You have just been on a hectic door-to-door campaign to woo residents of Lejweleputswa district to back the ANC next month, but the question is: has the party done enough for…

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