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President reshuffles his pack

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 17 October 2017  -  55 Views  -  0 Comments
President Jacob Zuma has announced changes to the National Executive. In a statement by the Presidency on Tuesday, President Zuma anounced that: -       Hlengiwe Mkhize has been appointed as the Minister of Higher Education and Training -       Ayanda Dlodlo is the Minister of Home Affairs -      ... Read Article

Dare devil biker relishes a good challenge

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  63 Views  -  0 Comments
Obstacles in life are generally a dreaded and inevitable encounter, but in cycling, obstacles are seen as an exciting challenge; one so adrenalin-pumping that a unique type of sport called Mountain Bike Obstacle Riding was developed to indulge its champions.Dumelang News caught up with Pieter Hally... Read Article

Senwes advises small farmers to work together for success

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  36 Views  -  0 Comments
“Black and white farmers must unite and work hands-on in order to be assisted by the government.”These were the words spoken by the coordinator of the Frederick Ebert Stiftung Farming Organisation, Nombulelo Runji, during the farmers’ meeting last Wednesday at Nampo park, in Bothaville.Runji said... Read Article
“OR is truly the father of our constitution”

New coin to honour stalwart OR Tambo

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  60 Views  -  0 Comments
Gauteng - A new R5 general circulation coin, as well as a series of collectible coins, under the theme ‘freedom, democracy and culture’ to commemorate the birth centenary of late struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo was unveiled by the South African Mint Company (SA Mint) on Wednesday.Showcasing... Read Article

Major shake-up at Free State Agriculture

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  24 Views  -  0 Comments
Farm attacks and ensuring that Free State Agriculture is established as a financially sustainable organisation that caters for farmers in all districts of the province is, are top priorities for the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Gerhard Kriel.Kriel was officially announced on Wednesday... Read Article

Maluti Tvet colleges form strategic partnership

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  28 Views  -  0 Comments
QWAQWA - Staying at home with qualifications after studying hard can be frustrating.The Tvet colleges of Maluti have therefore decided to form a strong partnership with the bigger companies for the sake of its students.This happened during the career expo of the college at Qwaqwa. The career expo... Read Article

June Steenkamp feels “raped” by movie

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  40 Views  -  0 Comments
June and Barry Steenkamp have vowed to take legal action against the filmmakers of the movie, Blade Runner Killer, which highlights events leading to the murder of their daughter, Reeva Steenkamp.  They say they were never given an opportunity to give their input in the movie. It tells the story of... Read Article
6 people killed in a head on collision...

N8 road carnage

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  95 Views  -  0 Comments
KIMBERLY - Further to fatal accidents on the N8, the road fatalities did not subside after 6 people were killed following a collision between a truck and a bakkie in Kimberly on Wednesday. SAPS Captain Olebogeng Tawana confirmed the crash and said that the six people in the bakkie were all declared... Read Article

“My life is hell”

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  66 Views  -  0 Comments
A Bloemfontein man is one of many who find themselves in a situation where they feel that their lives are not worth living due to circumstances that are beyond their control.Johannes Sebotsa (57), who is wheelchair bound after suffering a stroke, is staying alone in Freedom Square in a tight two-... Read Article
Magashule honoured for vision...

Dr Magashule…a befitting honour

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  -  64 Views  -  0 Comments
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - For the first time in the history of the Free State premiers, Ace Magashule was conferred with an honorary doctorate which is referred to as Doctor of Philosophy: Honoris Causa by the Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey. The event was held on September 29 and have seen... Read Article

World Banks sets aside $45bil in funding

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  68 Views  -  0 Comments
The World Bank has urged South African companies to stake a claim to the $45 billion that the group has set aside for projects on the African continent. Speaking at a seminar on doing business with the World Bank on Friday, Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and... Read Article

Street committees to tackle crime

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  56 Views  -  0 Comments
The launch of street committees at Mangaung’s ward 2 last weekend, which includes twenty streets in Batho location and thirty-five in Bochabela, has been described as a move that will ensure that oxygen will be closed for criminals.Ward Councilor, Oscar Michaels, told Dumelang News that the launch... Read Article

Long services employees awarded

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  56 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein- About 77 long service employees who have shown dedication and commitment in their duties were honoured on Tuesday at Phillip Sanders Resort in Bloemfontein by the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. This year the department honoured... Read Article

Young idealistic lad bags prestigious award

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  40 Views  -  0 Comments
Welkom - Khauhelo Maruping is the managing director of Limali Business Solutions whose motivation to start a business at a young age came from his big brother after they noticed a dire need for internet and communication solutions in their community. He told Dumelang News that his brother... Read Article

Needs of Leragswana community addressed

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  38 Views  -  0 Comments
Nketoane Local Municipality took to the streets of Leratswana engaging with the community on issues of service delivery and how they can they serve their community better in an operation called Retswile Letsholo.Lead by Mayor Mamiki Mokoena with all municipal officials and councillor, they embarked... Read Article

FDC concerned on lack of tourism players’ innovation

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  60 Views  -  0 Comments
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Free State Development Cooperation, Ikhraam Osman, most players in the tourism sector needs must come on board an ensure that they produce viable business ideas that can make the province compatible in the global space. He spoke to Dumelang News in... Read Article

Well wishes for Mama Winnie

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  111 Views  -  0 Comments
MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and deputy president of the ANC Women's League, Sisi Ntombela has joined the masses in wishing Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who turned 81 on Wednesday, a happy birthday.Ntombela told Dumelang News that the 81 years “mother of the nation” was a... Read Article

Makgoe hands over media classroom

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  43 Views  -  0 Comments
ODENDAALSRUS – The Kutlwanong community outside Odendaalsrus was over the moon, earlier this week, when they received a media classroom from the Free State Department of Education’s MEC Tate Makgoe. The classroom was sponsored by cellphone company to Mohobo Primary School. The school put Kutlwanong... Read Article
Matrics get inspired by their seniors meeting with SA's Portugal embassador

FS students meet SA's ambassador in Portugal

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  42 Views  -  0 Comments
With just under a month left before the start of National Senior Certificate examinations for grade 12s, learners and educators alike have started to ensure that all is in order for these important exams. Dumelang News caught up with Nontuthuzelo Sebaka, an 18-year-old girl from Springfontein High... Read Article

Journalists sharpen their skills

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  73 Views  -  0 Comments
Like any other art form, journalism is one amongst many that need constant sharpening of skills, especially for those who are practising the craft as a career; this according to Margaret Linstrom, a lecturer at the University of the Free State.The two-day workshop is presented in partnership with... Read Article