November 21, 2017

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How crooks milked dept

The-Weekly--Samuel-Mohoboko F

Ghost NPOs used to siphon nearly R1m Number of children inflated to get more cash Like most other retirees, 65-year old, Nthabiseng Motsoeneng** is a woman of modest means. Her small pension pay-out, supplemented by an occasional allowance from her son who lives and works in Johannesburg, is her only source of income. But you wouldn’t know of Motsoeneng’s frugal existence by looking at the records at the Free State department of social development. According to the department, Motsoeneng is running a thriving early childhood development centre (ECDC) that, in addition to monies paid by parents of children enrolled there,…

Ace invited to visit farm projects

The-Weekly--Ace-Magashule F

Free State Agriculture (FSA) has invited Premier Ace Magashule to visit some farming projects around the province which the organisation has designed as possible alternatives to the 50/50 land reform model that has been suggested by government. The invitation was extended to Magashule when he met with commercial farmers from around the province in Bloemfontein last Thursday. The premier accepted the invitation but a date is yet to be set for the visits. The 50/50 land reform model is a farm equity schemes in which the state acquires up to 50 percent shares in commercial farms on behalf of the…

No place for racism in schools

The-Weekly--schools F

In the middle of Youth Month Curro has done it again. Last week its Roodeplaat school on its way to an excursion had separate buses for black and white pupils. The captured video shots clearly show how black pupils went into their own bus and again the school so patronisingly explained that it was separating the pupils based on language spoken. The white bus was for pupils who speak Afrikaans and the black bus for English speakers. How absurd! As in 1976 we see the use of language for political and racist ends. It is sad that language can be…