December 13, 2018


ANC, EFF Bothaville case continues


The cases of a group of ANC and EFF party supporters from Kgotsong township in Bothaville town accused of politically motivated violence were this week postponed to February 24 and March 4 respectively to allow the police more time to carry out further investigations. The 16 EEF activists, who are accused of public violence, malicious damage to property, arson and attempted murder they allegedly committed, last October appeared in the Bothaville Magistrate Court on Tuesday. And the other 13 suspects – mainly ANC members who include the executive mayor of the town, Theko Mogoje – appeared in the same court…

Motheo to introduce online registration


Management at Motheo Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TVETC) say the institution will next year introduce an online application and registration system for students wishing to study with the insitution. The system – that will be coming four years after higher education minister Blade Nzimande told universities and the technical and vocational colleges to switch to online enrolments – is meant to stop the type of long queues and dangerous overcrowding witnessed this year at the college’s main campus in Bloemfontein as prospective students struggled to register. Motheo is one of the biggest higher education institutions in the…

Community health workers get 35 vehicles


The Free State health department has distributed 35 vehicles for use by community health workers and caregivers across the province. Speaking at the official handover of the five-seater vehicles in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, health MEC Benny Malakoane said the vehicles would make easier the work of the volunteers who assist the sick and the vulnerable. “They were walking long distances on foot, in the sun and in the rain, just to render a service, hence we moved in to assist,” Malakoane said. “These vehicles were not bought but leased from the government garage and the department will be paying close…