April 22, 2018


‘Hani led comrades underground’


Premier pays tribute to the fallen SA Communist Leader, Chris Hani, who was gunned down by white extremists back in 1993 … The late secretary general of the South African Communist Party, Chris Thembelihle Hani, was an esteemed organizer, a selfless cadre and a volunteer of the people. This was the short description given by the Premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule, during an occasion to commemorate the death of Hani at the hands of racist ultra-right wingers in Boksburg, Gauteng province back in 1993. Magashule said Hani, who was also the chief of staff of the Umkhonto We…

Water woes a thing of the past in Qwaqwa


Residents in Qwaqwa are now easily accessing adequate clean running water following the intervention of the National Department of Water and Sanitation last month. The residents had been relying on water distributed by tankers every day until the Maluti-A- Phofung Municipality approached the department for assistance. The department brought in resources and skilled employees to address the problem of water scarcity in the town, largely caused by aging infrastructure and a poor network system. Despite the heavy rainfall received in recent months, leakages and regular bursting of pipes and poor connections ensured some areas continued to experience water shortages. Faced…

‘Repositioning the FS for Agricultural Value Adding and Processing towards 2030’

The inaugural two-day Agro-Processing Summit hosted by the Free State Department Agriculture and Rural Development was held under the theme: ‘Repositioning the Free State Province for Agricultural Value Adding and Processing towards 2030’. Its main objectives were to identify the conditions necessary to create a broader and more solid knowledge base for the promotion of sustainable agro processing, including training and information-sharing needs; facilitate the reorientation of urban agricultural markets; develop targeted intervention strategies for up scaling and migration of emerging farmers to commercial farmers; position Free State as an agro processing investment hub for the country and the continent…