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Manyoni brings joy to Botshabelo

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  1,107 View  -  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  -  742 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  -  1,475 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  -  593 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  -  1,385 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  -  1,196 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  -  8,650 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  -  1,896 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  -  769 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  -  643 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  -  951 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  -  765 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
Forum will ease the pain and tears

Forum will ease the pain and tears

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  2,911 Views  -  0 Comments
Sleepless nights and loneliness should now be eased for widows of the Free State province. The Free State government officially inaugurated the Provincial Widows Forum on Monday. MEC for Social Development, Sisi Ntombela said the establishment of the forum is to create a platform that will cater... Read Article
New home for Reahodisa ECD

New home for Reahodisa ECD

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  1,416 View  -  0 Comments
During her 2013/14 budget speech, MEC for Social Development Sisi Ntombela was quoted as saying: “ Thuto e bohlokwa baneng ba rona bakeng sa ho etsa bonnete ba hore re theha ho hola ho tsitsitseng ho holeng ha bana le ditho tsa setjhaba tse sebetsang ka botlalo sechabeng sa bona (Roughly translated... Read Article
Human Settlements delivers more houses for the people

Human Settlements delivers more houses for the people

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  1,254 View  -  0 Comments
As part of the ongoing Human Settlement initiatives of the Free State government,12 happy citizens of Tumahole and Skonkenville in Parys secured keys to their newly built houses on Wednesday. MEC for the department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs (COGTA) and human settlements,... Read Article
The young and the old in Koppies came out in full support  against women and child abuse, when they marched to kick off The 16 days of Activism campaign.

Kwakwatsi community take a stand against abuse

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  1,779 View  -  0 Comments
The community in Koppies joined hands together as they kick started the 16 Days Activism Against Women and Child Abuse campaign on Monday under the blazing sun. Children as young as five years old and the elderly people some on wheelchairs they walked for two kilometres to hand a memorandum at the... Read Article
Stadium

Fezile Dabi honoured

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  4,191 Views  -  0 Comments
The northern part of the Free State has boasted a cherry on top after the opening of the newly built R98 million stadium in Parys yesterday. The facility added to the list of milestones like the main attraction site, the Vredefort Dome, being the third largest Meteorite site in the world and... Read Article
Sector groups, Taxi Industry and Youth throw support behind ANC in Welkom

Sector groups, Taxi Industry and Youth throw support behind ANC in Welkom

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013  -  6,209 Views  -  0 Comments
Magashule lambastes EFF and COPE leaders. Retaining current members and recruiting new ones is the latest strategy the ANC in the Free State does not want to clanger on. A clear rendition to this effect came to light once again last Saturday in Welkom’s Fridie Meyer Hall, just two weeks after the... Read Article

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