April 26, 2017

Mantsopa water project brings joy to residents

The Department of Water and Sanitation puts a deadline of August for the completion of the much awaited bulk water supply programme Mantwa Mofokeng from Manyatseng is over the moon. The 41 year-old domestic worker in Bloemfontein is delighted that the Mantsopa bulk water supply project that is expected to alleviate the acute shortage of water in the areas of Ladybrand and Manyatseng is nearing completion. The anticipated running of the project in August this year is good news to her ears and thousands of other residents in the two areas who have been grappling with water shortages for years….

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Man saved from prison term after exposing minor to porn

A Bloemfontein man this week narrowly escaped prison when he received a suspended five-year sentence after being found guilty by the Bloemfontein Regional Court of exposing a minor to pornographic material. Thabiso Joseph Seeco, 32, was arrested on September 27, 2014 after he was accused of showing explicit pornographic material to a boy then aged 10 years old, during a family gathering in Phahameng Township in Bloemfontein with the intention of grooming him for sex. During the five-year period, Seeco is not supposed to commit a crime of similar nature. His name will also be added to the Sexual Offences…

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Special permits bring cheer to Basotho during Easter

Scores of Basotho holding South Africa special permits that allow them to work and study in the country say their compliance with the law has come with many benefits, including going home during the Easter holiday without any hassles. Unlike ordinary travellers whose passports are stamped whenever they cross the borders into South Africa, passports of holders of the Lesotho Special Permits (LSP) are only scanned for record keeping, thus saving them both time and pages in their travel documents. The LSP holders will only require to apply for new passports when their permits expire in 2019. One of the…

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