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Malema sings a song of “far fetched” notes

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 April 2014  -  1,085 View  -  0 Comments
Political party, the Economic Freedom Front have claimed that if its President, Julius Malema is voted in as president of the country, all unemployed citizens will find employment and will earn not less that R4500 per month. They have claimed that social and child support grants will double, nurses... Read Article

School election debate teaches tolerance

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 April 2014  -  479 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa’s 5th democratic general elections is just under 3 weeks away and  all the campaigning by various politcal parties, is spurring robust debate. KEPT Youth Empowerment in conjunction with Lentswe Stereo on Thursday hosted political public debate. Learners from different secondary schools... Read Article

Fatal Ventersburg N1 freeway re-shaped to safeguard pedestrians

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 April 2014  -  3,311 Views  -  0 Comments
THE N1 road which was under construction for close to two years was officially declared open by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga on Tuesday. Local business people, school children and others, attended the opening and cheered on the streets, where they were crossing a bridge... Read Article

Magashule draws Ace card in securing Unemployment ‘fighter’ programme

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 April 2014  -  1,846 View  -  0 Comments
THE former Thaba Nchu College of Education has been confirmed as the headquarters of the highly celebrated unemployment fighter programme, the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) which will take the local rural community by storm. The college has recently been refurbished and furnished... Read Article

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecutor concludes cross-examination

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 15 April 2014  -  797 Views  -  0 Comments
The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ended his five-day cross-examination of the athlete on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument. "You fired four shots through the door whilst knowing that she was... Read Article

As it happened: Pistorius cross-examination

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  819 Views  -  0 Comments
Oscar Pistorius trial: Sprinter grilled on moments before shooting Key Points Oscar Pistorius has begun a second week on the stand at his murder trial in Pretoria Mr Pistorius is accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on 14 February 2013 Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has accused Mr Pistorius of... Read Article

Winter blanket initiative warms those in need

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  626 Views  -  0 Comments
With winter just around the corner, disadvantaged senior citizen across the Free State province will be provided with blankets under government’s Social Relief of Distress initiatives, this month. On Tuesday,over two hundred elderly men and women were given new warm blankets.  The generous gesture... Read Article

UFS ‘racial attack’ students make court appearance

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  1,702 View  -  0 Comments
THE two UFS students accused of reckless driving, assault and attempted murder after an alleged racially motivated attack of Muzi Gwebu, appeared before the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Wednesday, as their fate hangs in balance. Kobus Muller and Charl Blom, accused of racially attacking a final... Read Article

EPWP creates millions of jobs

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  1,301 View  -  0 Comments
Social development minister, Bathabile Dlamini, says the government’s extended public works programme (EPWP) has succeeded in combating poverty and inequality by creating millions of jobs particularly for youth and women. Delivering a keynote address at the EPWP social sector conference, which was... Read Article

Mayor denounces uninformed allegations

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  1,363 View  -  0 Comments
The recent termination of contract between Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality and the electricity supplier company, Rural Maintenance, will not affect residents in the area. That’s according to Mayor Vusi Tshabalala, who said this week that the municipality has contingency plans in place. He was... Read Article

Disadvantaged pupils to receive new uniforms

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  1,431 View  -  0 Comments
Earlier this week, more than 2000 children benefitted from the Free State Schools Uniform Project, where they received free school clothes and shoes. According to MEC for Social Development, Sisi Ntombela, a special budget of R10 million was allocated by SASSA in partnership with the Department of... Read Article

Foreign national syndicate taken down at airport

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  802 Views  -  0 Comments
Police have clamped down on an electronics theft syndicate, after arresting a 31-year-old Bangladeshi man moments before he could board a plane with stolen items, at the Bram Fischer International Airport earlier this week. The man was found in possession of stolen electronic equipment such as... Read Article

Bystander hit by police bullet during shoot out in Bloem

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  961 Views  -  0 Comments
A 30-year-old man is left fighting for his life after he was shot in the crossfire between police and robbery suspects in the Bloemfontein CBD on Wednesday. Free State resident, Fistas Thuntsi was shot in the stomach by what police explained as a stray bullet that was meant to be a warning shot in... Read Article

Closure after 7 years of pain and tears

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  648 Views  -  0 Comments
THE remains of the slain seven-year-old girl from Bergman Square in Mangaung were finally laid to rest at an emotional send-off ceremony on Thursday held at the South Park Cemetery. Zikhona Mpedi was found after she was buried seven years ago in a pit toilet when her sister only recently informed... Read Article

Dewani case delayed

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 08 April 2014  -  705 Views  -  0 Comments
The case against honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani was delayed in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. Proceedings would get under way at 12.30pm, National Prosecuting Authority provincial spokesman Eric Ntabazalila said. Dewani, who arrived around 11.20am, was still being processed at the... Read Article

Midfielder empowers potential soccer stars through development programme

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  1,170 View  -  0 Comments
Former Bloemfontein Young Tigers midfielder, Kagisho Dikgacoi recently launched the ‘Isagoyarana Football Coaching Development Programme’ (IFCDP), empower 18 to 24-year-old underprivileged South Africans to develop the necessary tools they need to excel in the world of sport. Dikgacoi’s efforts... Read Article

Mobile terminations costs ruling welcomed

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  510 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has welcomed the ruling by the South Gauteng High Court on the Mobile Termination Regulations. Speaking to the media on Tuesday morning, ICASA spokesperson Paseka Maleka said the regulator would come up with a way forward over the... Read Article

Small scale farmers help out in ‘Right to Food’ campaign

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  1,360 View  -  0 Comments
THE Right to Food campaign was held at the UFS Vista Campus earlier this week, where representatives from various corporative were informed of the plans that were being put into place to secure the provision of food to those in need around the province. The Botshabelo based Sedimosehang Education... Read Article

Story teller shares history of Thaba Nchu

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  2,015 Views  -  0 Comments
Editor, researcher and story teller, Kagisho Kolwane recently shared the story of the origins of the town of Thaba Nchu at the 20 Years of Liberation Exhibition held at the Free State Stadium over weekend. Kolwane had the privilege of informing and entertaining patrons at this history event and... Read Article

Highest accolade for Thabong SAPS

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  657 Views  -  0 Comments
Top colours for Thabong’s men and women in blue. Earlier this week, the Thabong SAPS was declared the best police station in the entire country at the South African Police Service Annual National Excellence Awards 2014 held in Pretoria. The police station, currently under the command of Brigadier... Read Article