January 17, 2019


Foreigners want more privileges

African nationals living and doing business legally in the country yesterday expressed their desire to be accorded more privileges including the right to vote. This was said by the deputy president of the Nigerian community in the Free State, Kaje Alozle, while addressing delegates at the Africa Day commemorations in Bloemfontein. He said more than three million legal African foreigners who live in the country contribute positively in growing the economy of the country – owning and running businesses which employ locals and help reduce unemployment. Because of their huge contribution, the foreign nationals deserved to have a say in…

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Equality Court finds woman guilty of racism

Orders her to pay R15 000.00 in damages and to attend human rights sensitisation programme The Bloemfontein Equality Court has found a local woman guilty of racism after using the K-word on a fellow motorist over what she felt was a road traffic infringement about two years ago. Hendrika Johanita Van Zyl was found by the court to have said to Teboho Ezekiel Jousse “you stupid dom kaffir” after their vehicles nearly collided in a parking lot at Fleurdal Mall in the city. Jousse then approached the provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) seeking recourse against…

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R30 million graft case back in court

Former education officials finally get to answer graft charges against them… The next five weeks will be the most gruelling for a total of 14 former education officials facing charges of corruption, fraud, extortion, money laundering and racketeering involving R30-million, in a marathon trial that has been wiggling for 16 years. In the case that dates back to 2001, former provincial education department director general, Teboho Lioma, and 13 others were nabbed by the now disbanded elite crime fighting unit, the Scorpions, which has since been replaced by the Hawks. The other accused in the matter are; Teboho Motaung of…

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