April 26, 2017

Bheki Charles Stofile

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In a wide-ranging interview The Weekly’s Ramosidi Matekane this week spoke to South African Communist Party boss in the Free State Bheki Charles Stofile about a number of topical issues ranging from struggling middle class families to industrial pollution to the #FeesMustFall campaign. Matekane also asked Stofile about the state of the party in the province and its programmes in the months ahead. Excerpts: What is the state of the SACP in the Free State? Is the party growing in the province or how is it doing? We have been present in this province since before 1994 and we are…

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Benny Malakoane

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The Free State provincial government this week held the second edition of the Free State Global Investors Trade Bridge in Bloemfontein. The event which ran from October 3-5 is aimed at bringing together experts and captains of industry and find ways of promoting investment in the province. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni sought more information from the newly appointed MEC for Economic and Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Benny Malakoane, whose department was involved in organising the event. Makoni asked the MEC about the importance of the event to the province and how it’s expected to benefit the province…

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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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