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Coalition Crisis…

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  87 Views  -  0 Comments
The motion on the expropriation of land without compensation from the EFF which parliament adopted on Tuesday, has sparked a new rift between the EFF and the DA who are in a coalition  government in 3 metros of the country. This ideology difference on land policy has gone to a point where EFF’s... Read Article

ANCFS seeks new executive

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  58 Views  -  0 Comments
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State is seeking to choose within the next two weeks a new provincial executive, Provincial Task Team Co-ordinator William Bulwane has said. Without giving the exact venue of the party polls to choose a new provincial leadership, Bulwane said the... Read Article
A letter signed by Xhariep District Municipality’s Municipal Manager, Lebohang Moletsane, apologised to municipal staff for once again having to inform them that there would be delays to the payment of salaries due to the municipality’s current financial situation. PHOTO supplied melang Media

Salaries debacle in Xhariep unsolved

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  53 Views  -  0 Comments
Devastated staff and official at the Xhariep District Municipality have expressed their anger for not getting paid their salaries by downing their tools as of Monday this week. According to one of the leaders of the protest over salaries, Frans van Wyk, they have not received their salaries for the... Read Article

President appoints comms. Manager

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  87 Views  -  0 Comments
Former ANC National Communication Manager, Khusela Diko, has been appointed as the spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa.“The Presidency is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Khusela Diko as the spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa with effect from 12 March 2018,” said the... Read Article
A head on collision was reported as having happened about 10 kilometres from Smithfield to Reddersburg.PHOTO Supplied

Head-on collision claims one life

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  86 Views  -  0 Comments
Another life was lost on Free State roads when a head-on collision occurred early last week, about 10 kilometres from Smithfield to Reddersburg in the Mohokare Local Municipality region. According to Free State Emergency Medical Services, upon arrival at the accident scene, the two motorists were... Read Article

Ramaphosa rings in the changes

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 27 February 2018  -  96 Views  -  0 Comments
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to the National Executive and the appointment of David Mabuza as the new Deputy President of the Republic.Nhlanhla Nene, who held the post once before, has been appointed as Minister of Finance.In a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on... Read Article

Calm restored after Phase7 service delivery protests erupt

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  75 Views  -  0 Comments
Police have managed to restore calm after five hours of clashes by irate  residents of Phase7 in Mangaung Bloemfontein this morning. Motorist and taxis woke-up on Monday morning with shock after residents barricaded the R702 road to Dewetsdorp near Grootvlei Prison with stones and burning tyres... Read Article

“It is clear that we do not have absentee landlord…”

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  82 Views  -  0 Comments
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to withdraw the appeal at the Constitutional Court against the court ruling that NPA head, Shaun Abrahams, should vacate his position. On Friday evening, President Ramaphosa... Read Article

Spate of break-ins hits Tumahole hard

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  135 Views  -  0 Comments
In recent weeks, residents of Tumahole have been battling sleepless nights over a spate of break-ins that has taken over the area of Parys situated in Ngwathe Local Municipality.Dumelang News has received numerous calls from angry and concerned readers who alleged that they have experienced break-... Read Article

ANN7 raided by Home Affairs

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  128 Views  -  0 Comments
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed a raid at the offices of ANN7’s television station’s offices in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, according to the SABC.  It says this is part of its investigation into allegations that certain employees from India, who are employed by the company do not... Read Article
The Free State city of Welkom sees rise in poverty, crime and unemployment due to the recent decline and continuing closure of mining shafts. PHOTO supplied

Welkom face decline mining scale aftermath

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  115 Views  -  0 Comments
The recent decline and continuing closure of mining shafts in the second-largest mining city of the Free State, Welkom has significantly impacted the lives of its residents in a negative way.According to reports, the mining scale downgrade has resulted in a higher rate of unemployment, poverty and... Read Article

Traffic officer arrested with counterfeit notes

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  136 Views  -  0 Comments
Dealesville - A 43-year-old Traffic officer based in Dealesville is in police custody after been arrested for illegal  possession of counterfeit money during a surprise sting police operation.The arrest follows after the local business owners in Dealesville lodged several complaints to the police... Read Article

Ninth edition of Mangaung Youth Empowerment to be held

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  135 Views  -  0 Comments
The 9th edition of the Mangaung Youth Empowerment Week will he hosted in the City Of Roses from 21 until 24 of March.My Arts International hosted the business networking for young entrepreneurs at the Afrikaans Literature Museum in Bloemfontein.The objective was for youth to network and discuss... Read Article

Clocolan girl raped and mutilated in gang terror

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  144 Views  -  0 Comments
In what seems to be a gang terror attack on the Hlohlolwane Township of Clocolan in Mantsopa local municipality, has now claimed at least two lives in the past two weeks. On Sunday morning, the family of Mathapelo Tabane made a shocking discovery of their daughter’s body, lying lifeless not far... Read Article
President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit the ground running having delivered the State of the Nation Address already, setting the country on a new dawn. Following that, it is expected that he will bring together a team that will implement his strategies as outlined during SONA. This means that re-shuffling his cabinet is one of the key moves that he is expected to make. Dumelang News took the matter to the streets to hear from the Free State community who they thought was likely to get the axe and if so why.

Public opinion

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  90 Views  -  0 Comments
Khothatso Mokone Mokone said the country needs financial stability and restoration of its status. “For that, I think the first person to get the boot should be the finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and be replaced with former Minister Pravin Gordhan. I am not saying he (Gigaba) is incompetent but I... Read Article
Solomon Nkosi has something to tell in future. PHOTO Dumelang Media

The sky is the limit for Nkosi

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  108 Views  -  0 Comments
Disability does not signal inability. A fourty year old Solomon Nkosi who's totally blind told Dumelang News yesterday. Nkosi who hails in Phuthaditjhaba, Qwaqwa said at the age of four, he has been unfortunate to contact a measles which was diagnosed very late by the doctors. "Unfortunately a left... Read Article
Above(L-R): Principal Provincial Inspector Keabetswe Khateane, Control Provincial Inspector Bongani Dhlamini, Sergeant Fikiswa Matoti, Prinicipal Provincial Inspector Jwalane Thlabane, Control Provincial Inspector Paul Monyobi. Seated (L-R): Chief Director of traffic management in the Free State Nako Ramotsoto, MEC Sam Mashinini and Sergeant SinahMpakane at the briefing. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Mashinini evaluates FS’s road safety campaigns

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  146 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein - MEC for Police, Roads and Transport in the Free State, Sam Mashinini  urged all drivers to obey the rules of the road, earlier this week, in order to help steer the reduction of road fatalities in the province.With the Easter festivities drawing near, police and traffic officers are... Read Article

Dihlabeng FM wins 2018 Station of the year

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  151 Views  -  0 Comments
Bethlehem based Dihlabeng FM has surprised many by scooping top accolades at the recent National Community Radio Station Week(NRCW in Bloemfontein last Friday, by scooping the Station of the year award.This is the highest award offered to the station which has garnered the most votes from its... Read Article
MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Mathabo Leeto and Bloem Water CEO Limakatso Moorosi appeared briefly at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court last Friday on charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Leeto cries “victimisation”

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  182 Views  -  0 Comments
MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Mathabo Leeto has come out and made allegations that she is a victim of a conspiracy of some people in the ANC who do not want to see her ascend for provincial party chairpersonship. She made these allegations at the sidelines of an ANC 106 celebration that was held... Read Article

Condolences pour in for slain teacher

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  143 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Department of Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, sent his condolences to the Motsitsi's family and Reseamohetse School in Theunissen, earlier this week, after learning of the passing of a female teacher, Sarah Motsitsi (26). According to a statement released by Makgoe, Motsitsi was shot dead by... Read Article