April 17, 2015

News:

Metro asks for land donation -

Friday, April 17, 2015

Seta sets up shop in Phuthaditjhaba -

Friday, April 17, 2015

ANC gears for regional meeting -

Friday, April 17, 2015

UFS lecturer murder case postponed -

Friday, April 17, 2015

Police seek car thieves -

Friday, April 17, 2015

Massification to deliver houses, jobs -

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ace condemns attacks -

Friday, April 17, 2015

Changes planned for Robben Island Museum -

Friday, April 10, 2015

FS courts Chinese dragon -

Friday, April 10, 2015

Its time to demand transformation – Kodwa -

Friday, April 10, 2015

FS courts Chinese dragon -

Friday, April 10, 2015

ANC hails Ntombela appointment -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Murderers fail to overturn life -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Legislator told no blouses in parly -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Post office fires illegal strikers -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Buhari: autocrat who embraced democracy -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Saving girls from the cutting season -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Social media users warned on hate speech -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

IJR backs students statue figh -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Eskom boss rubbishes opposition claims -

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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    No to blackmail — ANC

    Party says wont give in to threats to withhold votes The Free State ANC will not bow to threats by land invaders to let them occupy land illegally or lose their support in municipal elections next year, the party has said. Provincial secretary William Bulwane this week said the ANC was not going to be blackmailed into allowing lawlessness and anarchy in the province in exchange for votes, while warning communities not to be used by opposition politicians that have been championing land grabs to drive a narrow political agenda. Illegal land occupations that have been witnessed in parts of…

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    Puleng Thulo out, Mokoena in

    Dirara Mokoena was this week unveiled as the new station manager of Lesedi FM, replacing Puleng Thulo who recently came under fire for, among others, a controversial personnel reshuffle that saw appointments of non-Sesotho speaking presenters at the SABCs exclusively Sesotho radio station. Mokoena, who is expected to assume the reins on May 1, is the executive producer of SABC2 current affairs programme, Leihlo la Sechaba. Thulo, who was installed as Lesedi station manager in April last year, has been moved to Radio 2000 where she will be occupying a similar position. It cant be said that her redeployment came…

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    SMMEs get shot in the arm

    MEC donates R1.2m worth of equipment to small businesses Free State small business development MEC Mosebenzi Zwane last Saturday donated R1.2 million worth of equipment to several small business operators from Thabo Mofutsanyana district as part of efforts by his department to support the entrepreneurs. Zwane, who handed over the equipment to beneficiaries at Makwane, a village in the eastern Free State district, said the small business operators were vital in creating jobs for themselves and others in their communities and deserved all the support from the government. This (donation) is in line with my departments mandate to assist cooperatives…

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    Leeto condemns destruction of statues

    Says there is no need to resort to vandalism Free State arts and culture MEC Mathabo Leeto has urged people not to vandalise or remove statues from the colonial and apartheid eras but to bring their concerns or objections about the historical figures to the attention of the authorities who can have them removed in accordance with the law. She said there were technical as well as consultative processes that in terms of the law must be followed when removing or relocating a historical monument or statue. Leeto, who said the Free State was luck not to have experienced the…

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    Pandor wants made in Africa pills

    It is high time South Africans and Africans at large stop being users and consumers of medical products and knowledge produced in Europe and other foreign lands and instead become inventors themselves of the medicines and other necessities they need to cure diseases and keep healthy, a senior government official has said. We need African solutions for African problems. We do not need this new kind of colonisation in the form of medical colonisation, the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, said. She was speaking at an imbizo held in Reizt, to the north-east of the Free State, where…

Popular News

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It takes a Village to Stop Bullying

Apr 17, 2015

Teachers are uniquely placed to help both victim and tormentor but they, too, require support. Last months Teachers Upfront focused on giving teachers strategies to handle the emotionally and sociologically difficult issue of bullying. Its a common practice, on the increase in South Africas schools, and the growing phenomenon of cyberbullying means the issue is becoming increasingly complex. Cyberbullying starts as young as grade R and routinely takes place well beyond school hours and outside the perimeter of the school. Research demonstrates that screen time correlates with bullying, and increases the likelihood of being a victim and a perpetrator. Bullying…

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Value addition is way to go, Cwele

Apr 17, 2015

South Africa should aim to export more finished products and less raw products if it is to get the maximum benefit from its abundant natural resources, telecommunication and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has said. Cwele, who was speaking at a government Imbizo held last Saturday in Reitz town, 307 kilometres north-east of Bloemfontein, said rather than selling apples South Africa should manufacture juice thereby creating more jobs, while the drink would fetch higher returns on the export market than unprocessed fruit. The same applies to mineral resources in the mines; instead of sending gold to countries abroad (from where…

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DA, EFF chicken out of by-election

Apr 17, 2015

The ruling ANC is virtually assured of winning next months by-election in ward 26 in Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality (MAP) after all the main opposition parties chose to stay away from the contest. Only the small African Peoples Convention (APC) has thrown its hat in the ring to challenge the ANC that enjoys overwhelming dominance here where it controls 51 out of the councils 69 seats. The ruling party held ward 26 before its councillor Tsoleli Mosikili was forced to resign after residents said they were not happy with his performance. Mosikilis less than glittering record is not seen…

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Cosatu to counter Vavi lies

Apr 17, 2015

Cosatu leaders in the Free State were this week preparing a programme of action to dispel what they said was misleading information about the goings-on in the federation spread by expelled general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi when he visited the province. Vavi last Sunday met about 600 shop floor activists from the Numsa which is no longer part of Cosatu after its November expulsion — and from several other unions affiliated to the federation. The former general secretary used the meeting held at the Boikhucho Old Age Home in Bochabela, Bloemfontein to give his version of events in South Africas…

Sports

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Shimlas five crack the Dream Team

In addition to winning the 2015 Varsity Cup title with their team, four Shimlas players have been drafted into the Varsity Cup dream team, which will take on the junior Springboks team next week Tuesday in Stellenbosch. Kick-off is at 18:30. Mthokozisi Mkhabela, Elandre Hugget, Hendrik Venter, Gerhardus Olivier and Maphutha Dolo – who scored two tries in the final – are among the 22 Dream Team players comprising nine players from the University of Pretoria (Tuks); eight from North West University (Pukke), while the University of Stellenbosch (Maties), University of Kwazulu-Natal (Impis) and University of Cape Town (Ikeys) have…

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Kovsies enter beach volleyball fray

The University of the Free State (UFS) will for the first time feature in the Varsity Sports Beach Volleyball tournament this year. The six-team tournament will take place in Bellville, Cape Town, next week on April 22 and 23, where Kovsies will do battle with the likes of University of Pretoria (Tuks), University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Limpopo (UL), University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT). Kovsies player, Imke Stehn, said it is difficult to weigh up the teams chances as debutants at the tournament, but said their aim is to go…

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We have to refocus Stars

After laying one of their leading strikers Richard Henyekane to rest last weekend, Free State Stars have no choice but to get their focus back on trying to evade possible relegation. The Bethlehem-based side, which had its midweek match against Ajax Cape Town postponed to mourn Henyekane, will host Polokwane City at Goble Park this Saturday where they will be hoping to collect maximum points and move away from the relegation zone. Stars PRO, Lebo Maketa, told The Weekly on Thursday that club has to move on and put Henyekanes departure behind them as the relegation battle intensifies. We…

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Larsen outsmarts loudmouth Mosimane

Bloemfontein Celtics 5 – 0 routing of Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, went down as the biggest and most humiliating upset of the 2014/2015 season. The win on Wednesday night ensured that the Free State side remain on track in their campaign to finish in the top five on the log. The Brazilians have over the past few seasons always had the better of Siwelele, with the Bloemfontein outfit having last beaten Downs in April 2013. Ironically, it was after losing 4 – 0 to the Pretoria giants – under Pitso Mosimanes watch – that Larsen resigned from…