May 23, 2017

ANC Centenary Torch in Mafube

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Representing struggle sacrifice … The Centenary Torch has begun its relay around the country. The ANC’s Centenary Torch continued on its journey through the province this week. On Wednesday, the torch passed from the Metsimaholo Local Municipality in Sasolburg to Frankfort in the Mafube Local Municipality. It also stopped by Vrede in the Phumelela Local Municipality. It is scheduled to arrive in QwaQwa today (Friday). The torch, which symbolises the sacrifices made during the struggle, will travel the length and breadth of the province before it will be passed to the Western Cape on February 1. The centenary torch arrived…

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Councillors welcome proposed riot cover

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Free State councillors have welcomed the service delivery protest insurance cover proposed by the national chairperson of local government association Salga, Thabo Manyoni. There are 10 055 councillors in the country and they often bear the brunt of community anger relating to poor service delivery. The Free State, like other provinces in the country, has not been immune to the service delivery protests that have seen the property of councillors torched. Salga has reportedly asked national government to take action “to prevent loss of life and damage caused by disgruntled communities”. Councillors believe their job is one of most dangerous…

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Cosatu fights for graduates

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The provincial secretary of Cosatu, Sam Mashinini, has called on the private sector to help solve the issue of the tens of thousands of unemployable graduates tertiary institutions are churning out each year. He said not only should the private sector come on board but the broad education framework should also be relooked. “The institution must make sure that they look into what the economy of country needs and provide that. As our Secretary said, the situation of unemployment in the country is like sitting on a time bomb. The fact is that our economy also must address this challenge.”…

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