June 25, 2018


Clash of the titans


… As wounded Cheetahs encounter dangerous Sharks The Cheetahs will host the Sharks in Round 5 of Super Rugby in Bloemfontein tomorrow in a fixture that recent history shows home advantage has not always been a factor in deciding who gets to walk away with the honours And the tough fixture could not have come at a more inopportune time for the Cheetahs who are still trying to recover after a confidence-sapping 41-14 walloping they received at the hands of Argentinian side Jaguares in Buenos Aires last week. The Cheetahs must have entered the field in Buenos Aires with expectations…

Fans attack ‘Prophet’ Mangena


After the soccer analyst said Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars face relegation this season …  Bloemfontein Celtic supporters are outraged following comments made by SABC sport analyst Mike Mangena who predicted their side will – on current form – drop out of the top flight division this season Mangena, following Celtic’s one-all draw against Cape Town City suggested that the home team was headed straight for the playoffs this season, saying the Bloemfontein team simply does not have what it takes to escape what is clearly a disastrous position they are in. “Celtic are defiantly heading to the play-offs…

Bongani Majola


The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State (UFS) in collaboration with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) recently launched the Free State Centre for Human Rights. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni took the opportunity to speak to SAHRC chairperson Bongani Christopher Majola on the work of the commission as well as the state of race relations in the country in general. Excerpts: As the new chairperson of the SAHRC what will be your key priority areas during your term of office? In South Africa, racism is a big problem but when you look…