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“We have been without running water for three weeks”

Taps runs dry on Brandfort residents

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  79 Views  -  0 Comments
Despite water tankers being dispatched to communities of Brandfort on a daily basis during a recent water crisis, locals raised their frustration and unhappiness over a “lack of urgency” in water supply. While hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of the late South African struggle icon... Read Article
Staff shortage chaos

FS nurses invites national’s intervention

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  74 Views  -  0 Comments
Nurses in the Free State have sought out intervention from the National Health Department to deal with staff shortages, among other issues. According to Denosa Free State Provincial Chairperson, Thibogang Thole, vacancies at health facilities in the province were not treated with a sense of urgency... Read Article

Millions worth of dagga seized

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  58 Views  -  0 Comments
A 38-year-old suspect has been arrested for dealing in dagga after it was found loaded at the back of the truck that was destined for Bloemfontein from Lesotho. According to police spokesperson, Phumelelo Dlamini, the suspect was stopped and searched in Ficksburg.He said the dagga has a street... Read Article

"Woman pleads for house completion"

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  52 Views  -  0 Comments
“It has been five years now” A Bloemfontein woman is making a plea for the completion of her RDP house which has been standing uncompleted for the past five years.  Lydia Mjezu, a married mother of two, told Dumelang News that she applied for an RDP house back in 2005 and in 2012, she received a... Read Article
… life will never be the same without Thembani

One dead, 15 injured in minibus horror crash

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  110 Views  -  0 Comments
April 3 will go down as one of the most painful days to remember for the families and friends of the sixteen passengers from Qwaqwa who were involved in an accident that left one dead and fifteen others seriously injured. According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Mmako Mophiring, a sixteen-seater... Read Article

"RIP Big Mummy"

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  96 Views  -  0 Comments
“The life of Mama Winnie gives full expression to our rallying cry: Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokodo.”-Ramaphosa"…spirit of our ancestors" - Mabuza The family of the late stalwart, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela have confirmed that a guard of honour will be held today when her body is transported... Read Article

Bothaville’s graduate sows seed of inspiration

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  215 Views  -  0 Comments
Puleng Serame had to overcome tuberculosis (TB) before writing her matric exams, which affected her results. However, despite this, the 25-year-old from Bothaville recovered and registered for university, where she graduated with a diploma in software development (IT) last month. Her graduation... Read Article

Public opinions

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  154 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africans have been urged to budget for the value-added tax (VAT) increase from 14 to 15 percent, which came into effect on Sunday. Households raised concerns about the impact on their standard of living and their ability to save and transact freely, along with soaring fuel and food prices.... Read Article

Event empowers clothing co-operatives

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  119 Views  -  0 Comments
At least twenty-five co-operatives were empowered during a textile and fashion show held in Bethlehem on Wednesday and Thursday last week. The show was organised by the Executive Mayor of Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality, Councillor Malefu Vilakazi. The district municipality used the event... Read Article

Department distances itself from Winnie’s Museum

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  179 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (FSACR), has distanced itself from the intended construction of Winnie Mandela Museum Construction at the late struggle icons historic house in Brandfort. This follows what the department’s spokesperson Tankiso Zola said were numerous... Read Article

Gariep Dam rises…

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  180 Views  -  0 Comments
“The dam could still reach 100% capacity, depending on the inflows” The latest rains have seen one of the country’s largest dam, The Gariep, on the brink of reaching full capacity. On Sunday, members of the public went to the dam to witness an event that has been their dream for a long time since... Read Article

Tempers flare during Brandwag eviction chaos

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  168 Views  -  0 Comments
Agency’s officials allegedly threw tenants' belongings outside Chaos had erupted at the Brandwag flats in Bloemfontein with residents breaking down welded doors in the middle of the night on Wednesday to carry their belongings back into the flats. This came after over 100 families were left... Read Article

Ngwathe addresses water supply systems

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  285 Views  -  0 Comments
Community involvement is also critical The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality, Councilor Joey Mochela has introduced a service delivery team to turn around water service provision. The team was led by the Municipal Manager, William Kannemeyer and his water division team headed by the... Read Article

Body of a cop found in bathroom

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  135 Views  -  0 Comments
Spouse heartbroken9mm official firearm was found The spouse of the late police Constable affiliated under Parkweg Crime Prevention Task, Xolile Dada whose body was found lifeless in the men’s bathrooms at the Parkweg SAPS in Bloemfontein on Monday, has expressed shock. Tsholofelo Moeng took to... Read Article
The life and times of Winnie Mandela

A Mama to Many

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018  -  150 Views  -  0 Comments
Friend says Winnie’s memories will live foreverPremier says country lost dedicated liberation fighters As the nation mourns the passing of a titan of the liberation struggle, a revolutionary and a stalwart of Africa’s biggest political party (African National Congress) Mama Nomzamo Winifred... Read Article

SARS collects R1.2trillion

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 04 April 2018  -  138 Views  -  0 Comments
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has managed to collect R1.216 trillion in the 2017/18 financial year.Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene made the announcement at a briefing on Tuesday morning.“SARS collected a gross amount of R1451.0 billion which was offset by refunds of R234.3 billion,... Read Article

“Winnie was an astute gender and youth activist”-Ntombela

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 03 April 2018  -  261 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State Provincial Government described the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a loss to that has left South Africa, Africa and the whole world poorer. Premier Sisi Ntombela said in losing Madikizela-Mandela, the world has lost one of its dedicated liberation fighters, a true democrat,... Read Article
Premier's Office takes steps • Committee speaks to beneficiaries

More implicated in Vrede dairy scandal

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 29 March 2018  -  326 Views  -  0 Comments
The Office of the Premier has issued a red flag for all those implicated in the Vrede dairy scandal, this means that more disciplinary actions and criminal charges are likely to come to the fore. This follows the report from the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane on February 9th, which... Read Article

From crafting school timetables to clothing business

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 29 March 2018  -  315 Views  -  0 Comments
All that Teboho Molokeng needs is to make sure that his brand, in the next five years, is known country-wide.The young lad from Petsana Township in Reitz in the Nketoana Local Municipality shared his story with Dumelang News.Molokeng who was born and bred in Reitz said he has worked hard for his... Read Article

School sanitation a priority

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 29 March 2018  -  234 Views  -  0 Comments
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instruction to have pit toilets eradicated at schools, an audit of all learning facilities with unsafe structures will be conducted within three months, Free State Education department MEC Tate Makgoe vowed to redirect departmental budget to fund the project.... Read Article