April 24, 2017

Felix Mokoena

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This month is disability and month and government has prioritised issues affecting the disabled such as abuse and discrimination with a view to finding ways to improve the situation.  The Weekly’s Ramosidi Matekane spoke to the project co-ordinator of Shout Out Loud, Felix Mokoena, to find out about the initiatives that his organisation is undertaking to address the plight of the deaf, and to help de-stigmatise their condition. Excerpts: What has your organisation, which deals largely with the deaf, been doing as part of commemorating this special month for the disabled? We had been very busy. In short we have…

Taking sport to higher level

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As MEC announces government’s plans to intensify sport development and to upgrade sport infrastructure The MEC for sports, arts, culture and recreation Mathabo Leeto has unveiled plans to boost sport in the Free State and ensure the province is able to surpass the already lofty achievements it has recorded in various sporting disciplines on the national and global stages. Leeto made this announcement when she presented the department’s R655.128 million budget vote for the 2016/2017 financial year at the provincial legislature’s sitting in Welkom last Friday. The budget is accompanied by an additional R43.019 million from conditional grant which is…

All set for OR Tambo marathon

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The Free State department of sport, arts, culture and recreation says registrations for the inaugural Free State OR Tambo Marathon are now open. The Free State OR Tambo marathon is a first of its kind to be hosted at the heart of South Africa in the historic city of Bloemfontein. Named after one of South Africa’s architects of freedom and democracy, Oliver Reginald Tambo, it is expected that this marathon will draw a large number of athletes locally and internationally to compete for lucrative prizes that are up for crabs. The inaugural Free State OR Tambo marathon is said to…