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Farmers at Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve during the auction hat lasted two days. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Hope for food security

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  76 Views  -  0 Comments
Backyard crop farmers in the Thabo Mofutsanyana district were empowered with information on how they can improve their produce for food security. The Co-ordinator assigned by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to the district, Nomzika Mchwaga told Dumelang News on Wednesday that... Read Article

Kopanong takes a stance on land

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  67 Views  -  0 Comments
In a community meeting held on Thursday last week, the Kopanong Local Municipality’s ward 08 under the leadership of Councillor Lehlohonolo May has resolved to distribute its land to its residents. According to May, amongst others, the council resolved to focus on underserviced residential sites in... Read Article

Sanitary towel initiative underway

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  59 Views  -  0 Comments
Following their successful distribution of sanitary towels to girls in four different schools in the Bloemfontein area last year, the Hlasela TV crew is gearing up once again to make the world a better place this year. According to Winnie-Fred Makhanya who is the Head of Production at the free to... Read Article

Incoming FS Premier...

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  129 Views  -  0 Comments
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State has confirmed the submission of three names of candidates for position of  Premier to the party’s national leadership to select from. This comes following the current Premier Ace Magashule’s announcement to step down from the position at the end... Read Article
The recall of polony and other processed cold meats due to Listeriosis is not only going to have a major effect on retailers but also for ordinary families like that of Teboho Molefe, a young lad from Mangaung whose family usually depends on cold meats like polony to prepare his lunch box. Now, Molefe has to opt for an alternative and possibly healthy menu. PHOTO supplied

Sorry, no polony!

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  129 Views  -  0 Comments
Pick ‘n Pay group executive for strategy and corporate affairs, David North, confirmed in a telephone interview with Dumelang News on Tuesday that their stores have withdrawn all food items associated with the Listeriosis outbreak. This followed Sunday’s announcement by Minister of Health, Aaron... Read Article

Listeriosis outbreak, hawkers’ nightmare

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 March 2018  -  180 Views  -  0 Comments
Following yesterday’s notice by National Consumer Commission and Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi to recall all ready-to-eat food products feared to be fertile carriers of the deadly listeria, street venders fear the closure of their businesses. This as panic over the killer disease grips the... Read Article

Enterprise fingered as culprit

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 March 2018  -  173 Views  -  0 Comments
Polony from the Enterprise factory in Polokwane, Limpopo, has been fingered as the culprit behind the Listeriosis outbreak in the country.“The source of the present outbreak can be confirmed to be the Enterprise food production facility in Polokwane,” said Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on... Read Article
 Buthelezi Ambulances will from time to time dispatch ambulances on call made by the Department of Health. (Inset) The “inaccurate” circulars that were allegedly signed by Chief Medical Officer at Phekolong Hospital in Dihlabeng Local Municipality. PHOTO supplied

“Buthelezi EMS circular erroneous”

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  179 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State Department of Health has stated, through its spokesperson,  that a circular relating that its contract with private emergency medical service, Buthelezi Emergency Medical Services were terminated, was infact erroneous.    The department said that the ambulance service had not been... Read Article
Dikeledi Sesing and Thabang Jacobs are two pupils from Kultwanong High School who were exposed to the world of artisans during an expo that was held on the sidelines of the State of the Province Address in Parys on Tuesday.PHOTO Dumelang Media

Young generation of artisans are key to economic growth

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  103 Views  -  0 Comments
Unemployment in the country is at its highest level in almost 15 years, with nearly a half a million people added to the job-seekers list, offsetting the nearly 150 000 jobs added to the economy. The unemployment rate of 27.7 percent in the first quarter was up 1.2 percentage points from the fourth... Read Article
Residents of Mangaung’s ward 3 have raised concerns over incomplete 526 government subsidised housing units situated in Dark and Silver City. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Bochabela residents dejected over incomplete housing

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  122 Views  -  0 Comments
A number of residents living in the dilapidated hostels in Bochabela, commonly known as Dark and Silver City, said that they fear the half-built residential units which was promised to them once its construction was finalised, may never actually see completion.   Speaking to Dumelang News, Dumile... Read Article
In the past year, the Free State province has through Land Reform acquired 7 500 hectares, equating to 17 farms worth R60 million, this is according to government records whilst 6 000 hectares and 500 pieces of land have been all allocated to small holder farmers and farm dwellers respectively. Following Tuesday’s motion on land expropriation without compensation, it is expected that the number of beneficiaries will increase once the constitution is tested or amended. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Destination: Expropriation

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  128 Views  -  0 Comments
Eighty-year-old Malitaba Mdluli remembers the traumatising episode like yesterday. It was one of the more brutal land-grab cases by an Afrikaaner farmer in the 70s that both she, her husband and her children fell victim to. Old as she now is, she still remembers her husband’s attacker’s name. “... Read Article

Body 'found in car boot' amid taxi wars

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  128 Views  -  0 Comments
South African police have told Reuters news agency they were investigating the murder of a man whose remains were discovered in the boot of a burnt out Taxify car in Pretoria.Taxify is a ride-hailing app similar to Uber.He could be the latest victim of a turf war between meter taxi drivers and... Read Article

Mandela foundation want old flag banned

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  90 Views  -  0 Comments
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has asked the courts to ban "gratuitous displays" of the apartheid-era South African flag.The foundation argues public displays of the flag amounts to "hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment".The flag, it added, was a celebration of the crime against... Read Article

Restoration work begins at burnt City Hall

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  145 Views  -  0 Comments
Work has begun on the restoration of a historic Bloemfontein City Hall planned to be utilised as a tourist attraction centre.This morning, the Mayor of Mangaung Metro Municipality Olly Mlamleli handed over a phase1 contract to Acorn contraction company in Bloemfontein to start the cleaning process... Read Article
Premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule took time after #SOPA2018 to talk to Dumelang News. He shared some of his most memorable moments in his 10 year  leadership of the Free State government and the road ahead in his new post at ANC headquarters in Johannesburg. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Q&A with Premier Ace Magashule

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  108 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Premier Ace Magashule has, this week, delivered his last State of the Province Address as the premier of the province.  Dumelang News caught up with him  after SOPA to speak about his decade long leadership and the advise he has for his successor! Premier, first of all congratulations on... Read Article
 Premier of the Free State, Dr. Ace Magashule, MEC for DESTEA Dr. Benny Malakoane, the Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality, Joey Mochela launched Parys SMME Hub as part of government’s support of township enterprise development in townships last week. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Ngwathe opens its doors to SMMEs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  107 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality Mayor, Joey Mochela, welcomed the opening of the new SMME Hub in the form of container working spaces for small business; a project that the municipality initiated in partnership with the provincial government. “This is a step closer to achieving... Read Article

Children showcase their talents

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  99 Views  -  0 Comments
“We cannot stop showing our children with disability the best way of life”. With a view to provide an avenue for special children to let their imagination loose, the Zoe dance academy in partnership with Tswelopele Art and Culture hosted a platform for them to compete on various categories.... Read Article
:Young professional model who encourages other models to take education seriously. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Beauty pageant encourages models to study

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  92 Views  -  0 Comments
BRANDFORT-The 22 year old model from Brandfort Olorato Malotle is passionate and talented.Olorato,a third year education student at Central University Of Technology  also encourages young girls in the industry to take education seriously.Recently the beauty pageant was among the speakers invited by... Read Article

Nala mayor under fire over overseas trips

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  116 Views  -  0 Comments
Poor service delivery, electricity cut-offs due to non-payment to Eskom and total neglect of municipal affairs were amongst allegation levelled against the Mayor of Nala Local Municipality, Theko Mogoje. EFF council in the municipality, Phaki Mafojane told the SABC that the mayor is also constantly... Read Article

School feeding scheme under spotlight

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  51 Views  -  0 Comments
The Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector needs urgent attention despite increase in the number of children who accessed ECD components. Premier of the Free State, Dr Ace Magashule, expressed concerns over the sector after a report from the office of the Statistician General, Risenga Maluleke,... Read Article