March 27, 2015

News:

Patient testifies how doctor raped her -

Friday, March 27, 2015

R150m set aside for new EPWP jobs -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Police to crack down on criminals -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pilot crashed plane on purpose -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Repo rate stays unchanged -

Friday, March 27, 2015

NPA, police to meet over Jiba -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Eskom CEO awaits ruling -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Zwane warns against xenophobia -

Friday, March 27, 2015

MEC regrets SGB apathy -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Duo drags Jansen to court -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rapist pastor tears into his ex-lover -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sex-with-dog duo out on bail -

Friday, March 27, 2015

ANC wont impose councillors: Ace -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lightning explained after Bloem tragedy -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Treasury to help Phumelela recover R3m -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Premiers budget aligned with NDP -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Phosa butlers case moved -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bigger, modern houses for Ficksburg families -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Maria Moroka set to attract more tourists -

Friday, March 20, 2015

Farmer up for murder -

Friday, March 13, 2015

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    FS cracks down on immigrants

      Undocumented foreigners face deportation Residing in South Africa without proper documentation is no longer an easy affair for foreign nationals. This after the South African government introduced a new piece of legislation last year, which takes a tougher stance against illegal immigrants within the countrys borders. According to Pius Mohlomi, chairperson of the cross-border crime prevention committee, illegal immigrants found within South Africas borders will be deported and banned from entering South Africas borders for a period of five years. The law has tightened when dealing with illegal immigrants. In the past they used to arrest them and sentence…

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    Hospital claims Slammed

    Free State health institutions not collapsing: Mvambi The Free State government this week conceded the public health sector is facing difficulties but said it has the situation firmly under control, with state hospitals that are the source of health services for most people working and saving lives as normal. Provincial government spokesperson Mondli Mvambi said while Premier Ace Magashule was not micro-managing the department of health, where qualified medical doctor Benny Malakoane is MEC, he was doing everything possible to provide the necessary leadership to get the department out of the woods. Yes, we concede that our health…

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    Bid to halt Mangaung project fails

    Attempts by consulting firm BDO South Africa to stop the Mangaung Metro Municipality from pressing ahead with the second phase of its integrated public transport network (IPTN) flopped after the high court yesterday declined granting an order sought by the firm temporarily halting the project. The Free State High Court dismissed BDOs urgent application with costs, ruling the municipality was within its rights to proceed with the project. It also ruled the consulting firm that worked on the first phase of the project had not shown how its interests would be prejudiced should the second phase go ahead. BDO carried…

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    Evicted squatters fight back

    The ANC in the Free State is planning to meet with officials from Mantsopa Local Municipality and community leaders from Marikana informal settlement in Ladybrand to discuss housing challenges which resulted in violent protests which broke out in the small farming town this week. The protest, which was organised by people evicted by the municipality from a piece of land earmarked for development about three weeks ago, left a trail of destruction across the town and most shops have remained closed as owners fear falling victim to looters who normally take advantage of public protests to commit crime. Ladybrand, which…

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    Free State schools to go digital

    E-learning concept aimed at improving education The Free State department of education is set to roll out an ambitious digitalisation programme at five schools as the province sets out to implement the smart school concept, MEC Tate Makgoe said. The concept involves the use of technology as a medium for teaching. The model which includes the use of promethean or interactive boards, visual screens and tablets or desktop computers and the internet allows teachers to interact more with students while in class and after school. Presenting the 2015/16 budget vote speech for his department at the provincial legislature…

Popular News

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Food bank set for Thaba Nchu

Mar 27, 2015

In a bid to attain food security in the province, the department of social development will officially open a food depot in Thaba Nchu in June as part of the Zero Hunger project that seeks to provide food to needy people. The Zero Hunger project is a national food security programme aimed at providing needed food to poor households in the country. According to Statistics South Africa, this country has about 13.8-million individuals that experience inadequate access to food. Different researches have shown there is food shortage in South African households. In 2009 it was estimated that 19 percent of…

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TB awareness drive gains momentum

Mar 27, 2015

Treating people with Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) at local clinics and raising awareness within affected communities about precautionary measures to prevent it will help fight the spread of this disease. The Provincial Council on Aids (PCA) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) expressed this sentiment on the occasion to mark World TB Day observed on Tuesday this week. The national theme for this years campaign was Ending South Africas TB epidemic: accelerating our response in key populations. Over 20 000 people were killed by TB and 3 000 died due to HIV-related diseases over the past five years. In 2011,…

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Mda slams skhothane culture

Mar 27, 2015

Renowned writer also takes swipe at fake degrees South Africas renowned author and playwright Zakes Mda last week took a swipe at the culture of reckless spending and showing off often displayed in black communities and popularly known as skhothane culture saying it was not progressive and could hurt the economy. Mda, 67, said it was disturbing to note that that some people had chosen to lose their dignity as they literally commercialised their beings by labelling themselves as brands in an effort to achieve higher social status. The internationally acclaimed writer said this when he addressed an autumn graduation…

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The Mugabe dynasty falters

Mar 27, 2015

Health woes rock Zimbabwe first family The script could have been written by Sophocles. The ancient, ailing king wants to relinquish his rule, but doesnt trust his fawning courtiers. So he appoints his ambitious, avaricious wife as his successor. Then just as she is about to ascend the throne, the gods intervene, and she is struck down. He has no-one else he can turn to, except his beloved young daughter . . . President Robert Mugabe (Pictured) turned 91 last month and the signs of senility have become alarmingly apparent. His utterances are rambling and dislocated, and he admitted this…

Sports

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PSL coaches in firing line

When the football season draws to a close it is common practice for coaches of struggling clubs to have the axe hanging over their heads. In an effort to turn things around, clubs are always quick to chop and change coaches. Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs are generally left with six or seven matches before the curtains close on the current season, which is quite too limited a period for coaches to remedy undesired situations; hence the ever-present threat of the chop. Here are four coaches who are leading candidates for the chop in the league: Steve Barker (Amazulu) With…

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Cheetahs limp into Chiefs clash

The Toyota Cheetahs will go into this Saturdays tough encounter against the Chiefs without some of their leading stalwarts. Springboks Oupa Mohoje, Willie le Roux and Coenie Oosthuizen will not play this weekend, with Mohoje out for 12 weeks, while Le Roux and Oosthuizen will be rested as per an agreement between the franchise and the South African rugby Union (SARU) that national team players should not play a predescribed number of matches in succession. Mohoje on the other hand is back in Bloemfontein after suffering a groin injury against the Crusaders last week. Jean Cook has been moved from…

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Tennis championships return to Bloem

For a third time in a row, Bloemfontein will host the South African Tennis Juniors National Championship with some of the countrys premium young tennis professionals set to grace the Free State capital to compete for national glory. Over 400 tennis juniors are set to compete in the tournament which will run from April 1 to 6 at four top notch tennis court venues, the Eunice High School, Grey College Secondary, the University of the Free as well as the Free State Stadium which is the main venue. The Muddplein Tennis club will also host a few matches in the…

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Shimlas coach eyes maiden final

We practise from the first day for the final, was Franco Smiths response to The Weekly when asked about his anticipations in the Varsity cup playoffs. The University of the Free States (UFS) Shimlas rugby team coach and his team recorded their sixth consecutive victory in seven outings, in the final round of the 2015 Varsity Cup with a hard-fought 29-26 victory over North West University (Pukke) on Monday at the UFS Shimla Park Stadium. Having had a sublime run in this years edition of the varsity Cup which contrasts their previous seasons campaigns – the Bloemfontein side is…