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Itsoseng self help for the blind

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  28 Views  -  0 Comments
Members of Itsoseng from Moqhaka local municipality gathered and form an association for people of various age living with visual impairment. The association aimed at addressing their challenges such as education, skills development and finding sponsorship in the form of assistive devices like... Read Article
A cheque from a local business indicated that a sum of R200 000 was donated to the church, an amount that was added to other amounts that were donated by other donors which included amongst others the Ace Magashule Foundation, MEC Tate Makgoe from his personal funds and Mothebe Shuttles. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Church receive R1m in gratitude

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  18 Views  -  0 Comments
In a bid to give back and honour unsung heroes for their contribution to the struggle against apartheid and the development of community, the Free State provincial government under the stewardship of the premier, Dr Ace Magashule, paid tribute to the late forefather of the Roman Catholic Church in... Read Article

Two men sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for gang related murder

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  13 Views  -  0 Comments
Thabong: Patric Ramatsabong (32) and Tankiso Ramatsabane (27) will each serve 15 years jail time for murder. The sentence was passed at the Welkom Regional Court on 20 November 2017. The two were sentenced for a gang fight that took place in Thabong last year on Sunday 14 August 2016 at about 18:35... Read Article

Suspects appeared in court for friend's murder

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  17 Views  -  0 Comments
BOTSHABELO: Four suspects made a brief appearance before Botshabelo Magistrates’ Court on Monday the 27 November 2017 facing charges of murder, defeating the ends of justice and perjury. Mohau Moteba (32), Thuntsha Oliphant (33), Lebohang Mohapi (23) and Molebatsi Senooe (26) who were friends to... Read Article

99% of votes to come from branches, leaders and leagues

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  62 Views  -  0 Comments
Although ninety per cent of voting delegates will come from the branches, and the rest from the ANC’s leadership structures and leagues representing the youth, women and military veterans, 423 branches in the Eastern Cape backed deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa while 61 supported Nkosazana Dlamini-... Read Article

Dlamini-Zuma wins award

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  26 Views  -  0 Comments
ANC presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL).Dlamini-Zuma, who is currently locked in a race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC president, received the acknowledgement for her work as... Read Article

Motorists should gear for festive fuel hike

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  18 Views  -  0 Comments
If you spent more than you planned to during Black Friday, then more  bad news awaits you. For many cash-strapped South African consumers, a looming fuel price hike is not how you want the last month of the year to start. The Automobile Association (AA) is predicting a massive increase of up to 76... Read Article

Diamond mine for sale

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  18 Views  -  0 Comments
De Beers’ Voorspoed diamond mine on market. The diamond giant said in a statement that their decision to place its Voorspoed diamond mine on the market opens the way for a lower costs operator to buy the mine and potentially extend its life. De Beers is intending on giving another operator the... Read Article

Eskom rejects bribe allegations - Website

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  13 Views  -  0 Comments
Eskom board interim chairperson Zethembe Khoza has rejected allegations that he tried to bribe a Member of Parliament. Allegations emerged on Monday that Khoza instructed the then ordinary African National Congress (ANC) MP, Advocate Bongani Bongo, to offer parliamentary inquiry evidence leader,... Read Article

Flower festival attracts new crowd

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  34 Views  -  0 Comments
During its inauguration last year, the Free State Madeira Flower Festival mostly attracted local people from towns such as Parys, Sasolburg and Vereeniging, but this year’s episode saw a new flock from as far as Johannesburg and the Cape. According to MEC Sam Mashinini, who has been at the... Read Article

Dangerous suspects on the loose

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  29 Views  -  0 Comments
Lindley-Detectives attached to the Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit are looking for three male suspects appearing in the compiled identikits. According to police spokesperson, Captain Zweli Mohobeleli, the suspects, who are estimated to be aged between 25 and 35, are alleged to have arrived at a... Read Article
Police keeping an eye outside Free State High court in Bloemfontein on Wednesday as the judgement was deceived following an urgent court application which lead to the postponement of the ANC Free State conference which was schedule to start today in Parys. Inset: Thabo Meeke, the spokesperson of the African National Congress in the Free State. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Courts 'rule' in ANC race

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  18 Views  -  0 Comments
The ANC in the Free State has resolved to hold all outstanding branch general meetings (BGMs) this weekend, which it had initially set aside for its provincial congress.This comes after the High Court in Bloemfontein ruled that the provincial congress should not take place and that several BGMs... Read Article
The IEC announced that it will rerun the voting in Ward 1 next Wednesday, December 06 after it learned that there were still some disputes outstanding. Election analyst Dawie Scholtz said the results of that rerun could affect the allocation of seats, giving the ANC one more seat should it win the ward but it is unlikely to hand the party a governing majority. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

Battle For Metsimaholo

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  41 Views  -  0 Comments
Last night, preliminary results of the municipal by-elections showed the ANC had retained only 15 of the 16 wards it won in the 2016 local government elections. According to a source close to the developments, the ANC won two fewer proportional representation (PR) seats, taking its total seat... Read Article

#metsimaholobyelections : Update

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 29 November 2017  -  261 Views  -  0 Comments
As they day progresses with voters coming in numbers to cast their votes in Metsimaholo by-elections, parties continue to point fingers at each other for the collapse of the municipality's council last year which resulted in the current votes. "When we took the decision to contest these elections,... Read Article

Metsimaholo by-elections update

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 29 November 2017  -  1,285 View  -  0 Comments
Currently it can't be said which political party is dominating attendance at ward one, however, some of the voters that Dumelang News spoke to indicated that many of them could not even wear T-shirts that represent their respective parties because there is a growing tendency of violence amongst... Read Article

Metsimaholo by-elections underway

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 29 November 2017  -  323 Views  -  0 Comments
As early as five o clock in the morning, residents of Sasolburg's ward one have been gathering in numbers hoping to be the first to cast their votes. This is one of many voting stations playing host to the fiercely contested municipal by-elections in Metsimaholo

Eskom rejects bribe allegations

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 28 November 2017  -  48 Views  -  0 Comments
Eskom board interim chairperson Zethembe Khoza has rejected allegations that he tried to bribe a Member of Parliament. Allegations emerged on Monday that Khoza instructed the then ordinary African National Congress (ANC) MP, Advocate Bongani Bongo, to offer parliamentary inquiry evidence leader,... Read Article

Shopping frenzy expected...

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  79 Views  -  0 Comments
Black Friday is a traditional shopping experience in the USA when shops officially launch their holiday season with incredible discounts and big specials. It’s always the Friday after Thanksgiving. It’s called Black Friday because retailers feel it’s the first opportunity of the year to get the... Read Article
Left to right: A donor Sunny Singh, center manager Florence Leotlela, a donor's wife Urmilla Singh, Aviwe Dingizwayo, Angelinah Khoza (both blind students) and a lecture Matshepang Lerothodi with yellow dress believe that their work will be easier now. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Good Samaritan donates braille machine

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  45 Views  -  0 Comments
Work without braille machine at Zakhele Ikusasa special community the learning centre in Riverside village, Qwaqwa is over.  This comes after being donated a machine following three years without proper equipment. A lecture Matshepang Lerothodi told Dumelang News that the centre deals with disabled... Read Article
Residents in parts of Mangaung had to line up to extract water from tanks supplied by the municipality after a week long struggle due what the municipality said was a pipe burst.. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Mangaung’s burst pipes disaster solved

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  40 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein – After almost a week of dry taps for some Mangaung residents, a sigh of relief was restored after much work was put in, the municipality announced on Wednesday. This came after water stoppage in the area due to a pipe burst. According Mangaung Metro Municipality spokesperson, Qondile... Read Article

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