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Eskom report to guide Minister’s actions

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 18 September 2017  -  84 Views  -  0 Comments
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says a report she is expecting from the Eskom board will help her decide on the correct action required to restore credibility at the power utility. On Friday, Minister Brown held a meeting with Eskom’s acting Chairperson Zethemba Khoza and acting Group Chief... Read Article

Monatisa not disappointed with his performance

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  46 Views  -  0 Comments
Young aspiring chess local player competed in the recent 2017 Commonwealth Chess Championships held at Hotel Plaza, Shahdara, Dehli in India. The 10-day international tournament saw participants from 13 countries competing. It was played under the auspice of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association... Read Article

MAP joins forces with soldiers

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  17,712 Views  -  0 Comments
QWAQWA - As Dipontsho tsa Maluti approaches, Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality joined hands with the South African National Defence Force during a career exhibition which was aimed at curbing crime, unemployment, alleviating poverty and instilling patriotic values to be responsible citizens of... Read Article

Govt departments choirs to compete

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  41 Views  -  0 Comments
The Inter-governmental Choral Competition that was introduced by the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation will once again talk place today (Friday,15 September) starting at 10h00 at Sand du Plessis Theatre.  The competition will see choirs from various government departments contesting... Read Article

The stars of TV personalities of tomorrow starts today

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  34 Views  -  0 Comments
The pupils of Sephokong Intermediate School at Bochabela Village in Qwaqwa said they can't wait to be the current affairs presenters of tomorrow.Keorapetse Moloi (14), said she has always wanted to work for television.She said the likes of Morning Live presenter at SABC, Palesa Chubisi is her role... Read Article

Library shares heritage month information with residents

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  37 Views  -  0 Comments
Knowing where one comes from is important because it will make a person know where they want to go.Joseph Motaung, the assistant librarian of RJR Masiea, at Phuthaditjhaba in Qwaqwa shared this ery statement with Dumelang News in an exclusive interview earlier this week.He said as older people are... Read Article

UFS elects new SRC president

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  40 Views  -  0 Comments
Students are hopeful that they will soon see a resolution to the number of issues they are current encountering.  This comes after the recent elections for the students’ representative council which was held earlier this month.The South African Students Congress (SASCO) managed to get more votes... Read Article

SACE and DoE hosts fun walk for educators

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  60 Views  -  0 Comments
The South African Council for Educators (SACE) in partnership with the Department of Education recently hosted the annual fun walk at Grey College. The aim of the 8km fun walk was to promote a healthy lifestyle for educators through aerobics and walking which took place on Saturday. More than 500... Read Article

Fresh representation for spy tapes

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  37 Views  -  0 Comments
President Jacob Zuma's legal team has agreed that the NPA's decision to drop corruption charges against him was irrational.Earlier, justices that were presiding over the so-called spy tapes case in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein questioned the reasons former Acting NPA Head Mokotedi... Read Article

NEC still to decide on elective conference judgement

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  38 Views  -  0 Comments
ANC Treasury General, Zweli Mkhize, says the National Executive Committee (NEC) will convene to decide on whether to appeal Tuesday's court judgment that nullified the 2015 Kwa-Zulu Natal ANC elective conference.On Tuesday KZN ANC leadership announced its intention to seek a motion of appeal, a... Read Article

Chamber of Mines withdraws court application

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  37 Views  -  0 Comments
The Chamber of Mines has withdrawn an urgent court application to interdict Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane from implementing the new Mining Charter.The Chamber announced the move after Zwane's lawyers submitted a written undertaking to the High Court in Pretoria that he would not... Read Article

Two bodies found at Laudium Oval

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  31 Views  -  0 Comments
The bodies of two coaches were found at the Laudium Oval Stadium on Thursday morning. Police confirmed that the bodies were discovered by a man playing soccer on the field.Two others, who were critically injured, were also found.Police spokesperson, Augustina Selepe said that an investigation is... Read Article

Former mayor throws support behind CR17

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  62 Views  -  0 Comments
Last week’s visit and campaigning of ANC Deputy President in Qwaqwa, ended the long overdue speculations on former Executive Mayor of the Xhariep District Municipality’s stance on the battle to presidency for the top post in the organisation as well as the tussle to provincial chairpersonship in... Read Article

First black person to lead Africa's largest bank

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  39 Views  -  0 Comments
Sim Tshabalala has become the first black person to lead Africa's largest bank by assets without sharing power, after his co-CEO stood down, South Africa's Standard Bank said on Tuesday. Tshabalala, a 49-year old company veteran who describes himself as "a Zulu boy from Soweto", joins only a... Read Article

Pupils awarded at Language Festival

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  75 Views  -  0 Comments
Spirits were high at President Hotel in Bloemfontein when learners were rewarded after a two-day provincial reading competition finals. Schools across the province converged for this competition hosted by the Department of Education in collaboration with the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and... Read Article

Free State athletes urged to participate in numbers

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  34 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - Sport, arts, culture and recreation MEC Mathabo Leeto is adamant that 2017 OR Tambo Marathon will be bigger and better than the inaugural marathon which was held last year. This year’s marathon will be hosted by the Free State Athletics, Mangaung Athletics and Pamoja Athletics Club.... Read Article

School uniform donation brings joy

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  65 Views  -  0 Comments
About 50 pupils of Vulamasango Senior Secondary School in Mangaung went home smiling on Tuesday after receiving brand new sets of  school uniforms from the speaker of Mangaung Metro Municipality Mxolisi Siyonzana in partnership with First National Bank and Standard Bank. The initiative forms part... Read Article

Two arrested after drug-lab shut down

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  48 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - A crime intelligence operation resulted in the discovery of a drug manufacturing lab in Mangaung location on Tuesday this week.Mangaung SAPS members Constable Lebogang Morwagae, Khotso Motlaloe and Oganne Ngake acted swiftly and pounced on the suspects whilst allegedly busy with the... Read Article

Xhariep ANC ready to speak out on leadership succession

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  201 Views  -  0 Comments
Regional Task Team convener for the ANC Xhariep region and Council Speaker of Xhariep District Municipality, Soloki Mqungquthu has come out guns blazing lashing out on anyone who is going on a public platform, making claims about the region's political position as far as the succession debate is... Read Article
19.9% average increase translates to July 2018 local-authority tariff increase of 27.5% to municipalities

Eskom 'wiring' for a huge electricity hike

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 September 2017  -  53 Views  -  0 Comments
Eskom has welcomed Nersa’s approval of the consultation process for the power utility’s 2018/19 revenue applications.On Thursday, the power utility said its year-price determination (MYPD 3) cycle comes to an end on 31 March 2018.  The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) gave its... Read Article