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New light meter boxes need 'patience'

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  1,142 View  -  0 Comments
The electricity wing of Mangaung Metro Municipality, Centlec has called upon residents to familiarise themselves with the newly replaced pre-paid electricity metre boxes. This comes after Centlec's offices were overcrowded daily by residents who complained about the boxes, saying they were... Read Article

Prof Jansen adamant that matric results will go down

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  700 Views  -  0 Comments
JONATHAN Jansen, the rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State has came up in his defence to the statement that he made about the quality of education in the country in the column he writes for a national publication. "One of my concerns about the extensive commentary on matric... Read Article

Little Karabo is all smiles now

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  985 Views  -  0 Comments
To some first time school goers of the 2014 class of Grade 1,especially those who happened to experience the Grade 0 class, being promoted to the 'big school' (as they put it) is an achievement they grab with both hands. As the Dumelang News team roamed the Bloemfontein townships and suburbs... Read Article

ARV supply disputed

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  914 Views  -  0 Comments
TREATMENT Action Campaign (TAC) in the Free State approached Dumelang News with allegations that Freedom Square Clinic has been running without the much need ARV drugs. "I was here for the whole day yesterday (Monday) and we were told that there is no ARV. But later in the afternoon I received my... Read Article

Mayors outreach programme 'steps' into Botshabelo

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  9,938 Views  -  0 Comments
AS part of his endeavours to ensure efficient service delivery and social upliftment, the Executive Mayor of Mangaung Metro, Thabo Manyoni extended the Mayoral Outreach Programme on Wednesday to two Botshabelo schools, Khaohelo Secondary School in Section E and Reamohetse Secondary School in... Read Article

Mayor Tshabalala leads Maluti 1st day school visits

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  1,358 View  -  0 Comments
The Acting Executive Mayor of Maluti-A-Phofung local Municipality, Cllr Vusimusi Tshabalala joined learners on their first day of school which opened on Wednesday for the academic year 2014. The affable mayor was accompanied by Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMCs) which included MMC for Sports... Read Article

Higher electricity tariffs on the cards

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  641 Views  -  0 Comments
Eskom has submitted an application to the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) that may result in a further increase in electricity tariffs beyond the 8% Nersa announced in February last year. Neither Nersa nor Eskom would be drawn on the percentage change Eskom has applied for. Eskom is expecting the... Read Article

Bloemfontein Private school spared from axing

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  3,777 Views  -  0 Comments
The first private school to be owned by a black woman in Bloemfontein called Headstart High School has survived the axe after they improved their matric results in the 2013 academic year. This came after the Free State Department of Education gave a stern warning on underperforming private schools... Read Article

Manyoni brings joy to Botshabelo

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  998 Views  -  0 Comments
The issuing of a title deed to Ntate Ishmael Mahabuke of Botshabelo, who is as old as the late former president Nelson Mandela was a dream come true after years of uncertainty. This is what he said on Wednesday when Mangaung Executive Mayor, Thabo Manyoni handed him and another 280 recipients the... Read Article

School's In...

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  632 Views  -  0 Comments
WEDNESDAY marked the opening of schools in the Free State and throughout the country for the 2014 academic year. This year is the first time that both inland schools and coastal schools started the year on the same day. After the Free State Province delivered the highest pass rate of 87.4 percent... Read Article
The new white lions at Bloemfontein Zoo are expected to be the new stars of the zoo. PHOTO dumelang media

Place of cheetahs welcome white lions

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  1,367 View  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein Zoo has added its newest members, three white lions, from a private zoo on a three year contract to the zoo. These one and half year old white lions include two females and one male. According to Mangaung Metro Municipal spokesperson, Qondile Khedama, the lions were brought in with the... Read Article
This is the railway track just next to Buitesig behind the Majakathatha long-distance taxi rank where 35 year old Refiloe Loape allegedly threw herself in front of a moving train. PHOTO dumelang media

Suicide suspected after lady dies in train tragedy

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  492 Views  -  0 Comments
A Rouxville family is still reeling from shock and searching for answers after their 35 year old daughter, Refiloe Loape was killed after she allegedly threw herself in front of a moving train on Tuesday morning. Police spokesperson, Chaka Marope said the woman was declared dead at the scene. He... Read Article
EFF's National Coordinator,Mpho Ramakatsa and Elections Coordinator, Jerry Lenake addressed members and non members who attended the mass meeting at Tsoseletso High School hall last Saturday. PHOTO dumelang media

EFF in a 'funding' spot of bother

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  1,243 View  -  0 Comments
"I am really disappointed and always believed everything was in order" The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Free State are struggling to raise R45 000 to register with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in order to participate in the forthcoming general elections. This is a... Read Article
In black and white ... Elize Anje Venter of Eunice Girls School in Bloemfontein and Edward Kgotso Phomane enjoying their moment of triumph with their index fingers in the air, reaffirming her number one position in the province. Edward Kgotso finished fourth in the province. PHOTO dumelang media

Venter was well centred to claim number 1 spot

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  1,068 View  -  0 Comments
Elize Anje Venter form Eunice Girls High School in Bloemfontein scooped the coveted top achiever title in the Free State province for the 2013 matric class examinations. She first heard of her achievement last Friday through the school's Deputy Principal, Leon Van Rensburg who also told her that... Read Article
MEC Tate Makgoe jubilant at the "Well Done Function" for the Matric Class of 2013, seen here with the first and second top learners of the Free State Province

Jubilant MEC increases 2014 target to 90%

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  8,426 Views  -  0 Comments
After registering the top matric pass rate (87,4%) in the country for 2013, Free State MEC for Education Tate Makgoe already set the ball rolling for the new academic year when he disclosed the Provinces target will increase by 2,6% for 2014 to 90%. "Well done to MEC Tate Makgoe and his team from... Read Article
Mme Thandiwe Rasemeni has been re-united with her daughter, Naledi Rasemeni after she disappeared for almost six months without a trace but returned home after seeing her picture in Dumelang News. PHOTO DUMELANG MEDIA

Child and mother re-united

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  1,750 View  -  0 Comments
After seeing her picture in Dumelang News, a Mangaung girl decided to go back home after she vanished for almost six weeks without a trace leaving her mum depressed and traumatized. On 20 December 2013, the People¹s Paper ran the story of 13 year old Naledi Rasemeni who was reported missing on 10... Read Article

Tata's last rites decided

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 09 December 2013  -  667 Views  -  0 Comments
President Jacob Zuma during a press conference held at the SABC in Auckland Park yesterday spoke on the arrangements for the laying to rest of former President Nelson Mandela.  Zuma said, “We meet on the second day of the passing of our beloved founding President of a free and democratic South... Read Article
Tears roll at start of 16 Days

Tears roll at start of 16 Days

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  524 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State province kicked off the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women & Children campaign at the historic Waaihoek in Bloemfontein on Monday. Tears and heartache were the order of the day when victims of abuse told their stories. Women who are serving sentences in different... Read Article
Special calling for 5 Botshabelo women

Special calling for 5 Botshabelo women

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  813 Views  -  0 Comments
With the increasing number of orphans in Botshabelo Township, five ladies from Section A decided to devote their time by making sure that at least 40 disadvantaged children are not dying of hunger. Like the late mother Teresa who abandoned the comfort of her motherland, these loving mothers decided... Read Article
Joyride ends tragically

Joyride ends tragically

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  632 Views  -  0 Comments
It was a sad and a painful farewell at the funeral of Teboho Donald Nonyana who was commonly known as ‘Stebuza’ for his soccer and performance arts talent. The 18 year old Stebuza died in a horrific car accident in Parys with one of his friends. Another friend sustained serious injuries narrowly... Read Article