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Chaos at Metsimaholo Municipal workers strike

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 July 2014  -  2,302 Views  -  0 Comments
THE security guards known as the ‘red ants’ have been called in by Metsimaholo Local Municipality to monitor the municipal builds after municipal works embarked on an illegal strike. According to municipality, the workers that have embarked on the strike are members of SAMWU. “Windows were broken... Read Article

Phuthaditjhaba police officer gunned down

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 July 2014  -  1,116 View  -  0 Comments
Eastern Free State police are still searching for four suspects that are on the run after shooting and killing a  on Thursday. Police spokesperson, Mmako Mophiring said police are high on patrol and following all possible leads that could lead to the arrest of Warrant Officer Tomolane Moloi’s... Read Article

Man loses appeal over k-word

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 July 2014  -  593 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a man’s appeal over his use of the word “kaffir”. The man, Lourens Prinsloo, was involved in an argument with three women over parking at the Vergeet-My-Nie female residence at the University of the Free State. Prinsloo used the words “Julle fucking... Read Article

Eskom extends switch-off notices

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 July 2014  -  798 Views  -  0 Comments
Eskom’s spokesperson, Stefanie Jansen Van Rensburg confirmed that termination notices which were served to three municipalities have been extended until July 24. In effect this means that the affected municipalities will know in 6 days what grace period they will have to bring their account up to... Read Article

“Do it for our Madiba”

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 July 2014  -  754 Views  -  0 Comments
IT is hard to imagine a Nelson Mandela initiative without children and the Dumelang News team conceptualised an early International Mandela Day within those lines on Thursday. About 32 children from Thabang Educare Centre in Mangaung were transported to the Naval Hill where they spent their 67... Read Article

Favorite sons expected for Tumahole Day

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2014  -  1,002 View  -  0 Comments
PLANS are at an advanced stage for the commemoration of Tumahole day which will be held next week Tuesday, making it 30 years since the community members of Tumahole took to the streets to show disapproval of the apartheid driven local municipality system. “We will be having many activities during... Read Article

Mangaung to become home of artisans

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2014  -  827 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Free State government has took a firm decision to make Bloemfontein the home of artisans in order to ensure that the province becomes one of the best resourced in the country due to the essentiality of the skill. According to Premier Ace Magashule, they will ensure that the number of artisans... Read Article

Sasol begins study for gas-to-liquids plant in Mozambique

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2014  -  2,829 Views  -  0 Comments
South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has begun work on a joint pre-feasibility study for a large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Mozambique, the company announced earlier this month. The study, which is being conducted together with Mozambican state oil company Empresa Nacional de... Read Article

Gala dinner for Mandela Day

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2014  -  572 Views  -  0 Comments
THE private sector and government has joined hands together to help a pre-school in Phase 6, Mangaung as part of the 67 minutes for Mandela Day campaign. This was revealed at a press briefing on Monday that Cee Jay Teleka Pre-School will receive a facelift from local business, and government. “We... Read Article

900 youth to receive assistance with drivers licences

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  746 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Free State government has confirmed that 900 unemployed young people will be assisted to acquire their driver’s licences in order to put them in a better position that will make them employable. MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Butana Khompela announced this during his budget speech on... Read Article

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated in Bloem

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  806 Views  -  0 Comments
Millions of old people face abuse, are neglected and exploited every day. Once a year on June 15, communities and municipalities around the world plan activities and programs to recognise World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On Friday Department of Social Development in partnership with the... Read Article

R5m upgrade for Billy Murrison stadium

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  1,237 View  -  0 Comments
Mangaung Metro Municipality will spend R5 million in 3 years for the renovations of the Billy Murrison Stadium situated in Heidedal. Spokesperson Qondile Khedama outlined the details after DA’s Councillor, Hendrik Minnie released a statement to the media seeking clarity on the matter. According to... Read Article

Man killed in FState crash

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  874 Views  -  0 Comments
A man died and two women were injured when their car crashed into a tree in Ficksburg in the Free State, paramedics said on Thursday. ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija said paramedics were told that the driver swerved to avoid hitting a horse, resulting in him crashing into a tree on Wednesday night... Read Article

Mantsopa residents up in arms over eviction

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  2,054 Views  -  0 Comments
Residents of Ithuba Lethu informal settlement in Manyatseng in the eastern Free State are refusing to vacate the municipal land they’re illegally occupying despite a court order. They’ve vowed to make the Mantsopa Municipality ungovernable. There are currently more than 200 shacks in the area and... Read Article

No parole for de Kock

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  514 Views  -  0 Comments
Former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock has been denied parole. Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha told journalists in Pretoria this was because the families of some of his victims were not consulted during the parole process. De Kock was in charge of a police “... Read Article

DJ Donald in ‘tune’ for murder

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  1,261 View  -  0 Comments
A radio DJ accused of killing his girlfriend appeared briefly in the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto on Thursday. Donald Sebolai, 37, was charged with murdering his 32-year-old girlfriend Rachel Dolly Tshabalala. Wearing a grey hooded jacket and jeans, he stood attentively in the dock while... Read Article

Thabo Mofutsanyana inaugurates new mayor

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  5,885 Views  -  0 Comments
Malefu Vilakazi has been inaugurated as the new Executive Mayor of Thabo Mofutsanayana District. The new Mayor started her political career at an early age in the town of Bethlehem and she worked her way up the  ranks through the ANC structures until she was appointed Chairperson of the Municipal... Read Article

No cold shoulder for local business

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  766 Views  -  0 Comments
“We need to be mindful as government-we want value for money...” NOT even the cold weather conditions could stop the Executive Mayor of Mangaung Metro, Thabo Manyoni, from hosting what he termed  a successful business forum on Tuesday at the City Hall. According to the first citizen of the only... Read Article

Budget Speech 2014 Summary

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  2,815 Views  -  0 Comments
The first citizen of the Free State, Premier Ace Magashule tabled his 2014/15 budget speech on Tuesday night at the Free State Legislature and dedicating his speech to the birthday of the late state president. “In our celebration we cannot forget the brave and noble steps taken by heroes like our... Read Article

Authorities react to N1 horror

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 July 2014  -  1,316 View  -  0 Comments
THE Road Accident Fund has confirmed that families of the victims of last Sunday’s fatal accident that claimed 10 lives between Edenburg and Bloemfontein have been receiving counselling services and support towards funeral arrangements, according to spokesperson, Sello Mosotho. Mosotho said the... Read Article