May 23, 2017

Motheo Tvet boss bust over R1.2m bribery

The elite crime busting unit, the Hawks, arrested the official together with an accomplice at a lodge The two men arrested at a Bloemfontein lodge for allegedly trying to solicit a R1.2 million bribery from a top executive of a security company that won a tender at Motheo TVET will have to wait until next Tuesday to hear if they will be getting bail or not. The suspects made an initial appearance on Wednesday in the Bloemfontein regional court before their case was remanded. Jeremiah Dela and Takalani Mongalo, aged 38 and 35 respectively, were arrested by the elite crime…

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Department educates workers about their rights

The provincial department of labour in the Free State says it has embarked on a spirited campaign to sensitise workers on their rights and how to access services. The department is currently on a month-long outreach drive engaging workers at their workplaces Itau Milling, Fidelity Security, Coke, SA Breweries, and Clover and Continental Beverages, Sparta Beef, and Interstate Bus Lines. Other workplaces, considered informal, such as the taxi ranks at Central Park, Bophelo House, Four-ways and Bus Station and the Central Business District (CBD) will also be targeted during the outreach programme. Nomfundo Douw Jack, the acting head of the…

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‘Accident exploited for political reasons’

The death of 17-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu, who died when he had allegedly jumped from a farmer’s moving van in Coligny in North West is a tragic accident, Solidarity Movement said yesterday. Solidarity Movement chairperson Flip Buys said the accident has since been exploited for political agendas by people who do not live in the town and have been bussed in, leaving in its wake crime and looting. “A contingency plan is in place should further violence continue following the court ruling,” said Buys in a statement. “At this stage, the police and the community are preventing access to external troublemakers…

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