December 13, 2018


Mayor bemoans killing of women and children


Mangaung executive mayor Olly Mlamleli has expressed concern at the sudden rise in cases of women being attacked by their partners or people known to them saying the immoral act should stop. In her budget speech on Wednesday, Mlamleli said the senseless killing of women and children by men who are supposed to love them and protect them should not be allowed to continue. She urged communities to come together and pray for the healing of what she described in the words of former president Thabo Mbeki as a sickness. “We dare not allow our society to be defined as…

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Brandfort water crisis sorted

As the provincial chapter of the National Department of Water and Sanitation completes new raw water pipeline on time … The Free State chapter of the National Department of Water and Sanitation says it is making impressive headway in providing clean, safe and constant water to communities in the province. Departmental spokesman Sputnik Ratau yesterday said the Brandfort Raw Water Pipeline that was completed on time and now operational would improve bulk water distribution. The water treatment works project was completed a month ago at a cost of R87 million spent over a three-year period. Ratau said during construction the…

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Thabo Mofutsanayana announces R219m budget

Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality executive mayor Malefu Vilakazi says the implementation of her R219 million budget will be guided by local government policies which focus on building the local economy to create more employment. “As we implement this budget we will also be guided by the ‘Back to Basics Principles’ and ensuring that we put people first and we have constant contact with our communities through effective public participation platforms,” she pointed out. She however stated that lack of enough funds remained one of the challenges facing the municipality because the district is very much dependent on grants from national…

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