May 23, 2017

Community policing board gets another term

Conference delegates meet with police officials to moot collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach . . .  The re-elected Free State Provincial Community Policing Board is expected to continue working hand in glove with communities to combat crime. The board got the nod for another term last weekend during elections that followed a conference in Bloemfontein. Representatives from 18 police clusters attended. The conference was also graced by the MEC for police, roads and transport in the Free State, Sam Mashinini and provincial police officer, General Lebeoana Tsumane. In his keynote address to the delegates, Mashinini hailed the provincial law enforcement agencies…

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Domestic and farm workers upbeat about May Day

Domestic and farm workers in the eastern Free State are in a euphoric mood ahead of the Workers’ Day celebrations in Bloemfontein on Monday, following the adoption of the minimum wage agreement earlier this year. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a national minimum wage agreement of R20 an hour in February. The agreement will come into effect on May 1 next year. The minimum wage will amount to R3 500 per month for a 40 hour week or R3 900 for a 45 hour week. Workers have hailed this development as a step forward especially for those doing odds jobs…

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CCBSA uplifts emerging businesses

Coca Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) inland region says it plans to open about 5 000 outlets this year, most of which will be operated by black businesspeople. CCBSA inland regional manager Billy Tom told The Weekly in a brief interview during a media tour of the Bloemfontein plant that the company wanted to expand its operations by empowering emerging businesspeople, particularly those in the townships and far-flung areas so that they can start running successful businesses across the country’s central region. The inland region essentially covers the Free State and the Northern Cape. “My target for this year is to…

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