May 23, 2017

Executive mayor, Olly Mlamleli

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The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality last week signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with taxi associations operating in and around the city with the aim of revamping the public transport system. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the city’s executive mayor, Olly Mlamleli, to have a better understanding of how the Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) will work and how taxi operators will be involved. Makoni also asked the mayor how the commuting public and businesses would benefit from the new system. Excerpts: If you can please give a brief outline of the signing of the MOA between the municipality and…

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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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