April 26, 2017

Municipal manager’s homes robbed

… Robbers hit Kopanong municipal manager’s Trompsburg home then a day later strike again at her Bloem home Mystery surrounds the seemingly choreographed robberies at the family home of Kopanong Local Municipality manager Lebo Moletsane in Trompsburg and her house in Bloemfontein which happened hardly a day apart. According to police, Maletsane’s mother aged 73 and her brother were robbed in their home on Sunday night around 7pm by four men who took their cell phones and the mother’s bank cards after demanding cash from her. And on the following day, around 1pm, Maletsane’s maid was attacked by two men…

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Schoolgirl pregnancies drop

… Dept credits prevention campaigns involving both girls and boys for decline in pregnancies The Free State province recorded a 36.3 percent drop in learner pregnancies between 2014 and 2016, the department of basic education said. Figures recently presented to parliament by basic education minister Angie Motshekga in response to a question from the opposition DA indicate that pregnancies dropped from 765 in 2014 to 694 in 2015 before coming down to 487 last year. The opposition wanted to know the number of learners who fell pregnant in school per Grade between 2014 and 2016 in the country. The provincial…

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Grants will be paid – Mahasa

Free State MEC of social development Dimakatso Mahasa has assured all social grant recipients in the province that their monies will be paid out as normal in April, as she sought to calm the nerves of grant recipients who might have been worried whether they will get their payments following the widely reported controversy surrounding the appointment of a new company to manage the payouts. Mahasa made this undertaking during her budget speech vote at the Radsaal Building in Bloemfontein on Tuesday. She however warned that since April 01 will be on a Saturday the South African Social Security Agency…

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