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Brown wants probe into SOCs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  56 Views  -  0 Comments
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called for a comprehensive investigation to get to the bottom of allegations of corruption at State-owned companies (SOCs).The Minister said this when she testified before an inquiry into Eskom at the Good Hope Chamber in Parliament on Wednesday. She said... Read Article
Relebohile Mofokeng wearing the Miss Eagle South Africa 2018 contestant sash. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Local beauty in national contest

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  30 Views  -  0 Comments
Twenty year-old Relebohile Mofokeng of Bohlokong near Bethlehem has been nominated to be part of prestigious Miss Eagle South Africa 2018 to be held at Edenburg in Sandstone. She will be among those vying to be crowned the queen representing his province Free State. Miss Eagle South Africa will be... Read Article

Over 90% of branch meetings complete

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  35 Views  -  0 Comments
Over 90 percent of ANC branch general meetings have been held successfully ahead of the party’s December elective conference, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday. Despite a deadline extension to accommodate possible disputes, the Northern Cape was the only province that had... Read Article

Repo rate unchanged

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  23 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa’s central bank kept its benchmark repo rate at 6.75% on Thursday, in-line with expectations, citing increased risks to inflation posed by currency weakness, possible credit downgrades and political jostling. The bank kept its price-growth forecast for 2017 at 5.3%, but upped its... Read Article

Ficksburg waitress’ innovation in high demand

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  46 Views  -  0 Comments
Innovative entrepreneur, Lebohang Motsoeneng, is a young woman with a mind steeped in innovative ideas. From waitressing at a multinational fast food chain store in her hometown, Ficksburg - her innovation is now a sought-after gadget in the food and restaurant sector. It was three years ago while... Read Article

MAP mayor pays respect to slain daughter’s family

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  44 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Maluti -A- Phofung, Vusi Tshabalala led a delegation of top officials to visit the bereaved family of Mollo at Intabazwe in QwaQwa on Wednesday. The visit came after the passing of the family’s seven year-old daughter, Kgantshe Mollo. It was earlier reported that the deceased... Read Article

Economic instability guides adjustment budget

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  72 Views  -  0 Comments
Amid what the MEC of Treasury, Elzabe Rockman, called downside challenges currently facing the economy sitting reasons such as sovereign credit rating and exchange rate amongst others, she believed that constructive cooperation and collaboration between government, business and civil society are... Read Article
Members of the EFF having an altercation with members of the SAPS after going on a rampage last Friday in Sasolburg causing disruptions as Premier Ace Magashule and members of the Executive Council opened a newly built twenty-four hour clinic. PHOTO Dumelang Media

EFF disrupts opening of clinic

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  -  31 Views  -  0 Comments
What was supposed to be a joyous and historic moment for the people of Metsimaholo last Friday turned into chaos and disruption in the hands of members of the Economic Freedom Fighters.  This came after all hell broke loose, when EFF members threw objects like stones and water bottles in full view... Read Article

Shepherd shot in stomach by stocktheft criminals

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  71 Views  -  0 Comments
A 53-year-old shepherd was found murdered in the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to police spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo, it is alleged that three shepherds were sleeping in their shack in Kilimanock cattle post, when they heard dogs backing outside. They went outside to check and... Read Article
Municipal workers on a honey sucker collecting human waste at an area where bucket toilets are used due to lack of water based toilets. Supplied Photo

R458-million to flush bucket system

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  43 Views  -  0 Comments
A recent answer to a Parliamentary question has revealed that the government is still struggling to eradicate the bucket system, and is unlikely to do so soon because of a lack of money. ANC MP Hlomani Chauke asked Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, about the challenges her... Read Article

FS towns covered in snow

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  51 Views  -  0 Comments
It has been confirmed that some eastern parts of the province which included Clarens and Fouriesburg were covered by snow yesterday.According to the South African Weather Bureau, light snow was expected in the south-eastern Free State along the Lesotho border to Golden Gate. Very cold weather is... Read Article
Bishop Tsietsi Makiti is behind the formation of the new trend of church where alcohol is served as part of the church’s belief. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Alcohol “church” infuriates Christians

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  91 Views  -  0 Comments
Just when the mushrooming of new churches is starting to sink in with the Christian community as just another way of demonstrating a fierce attack of the evil that plagues society these days, another unexpected innovation has sprung up with a totally different mission igniting a spark of fury... Read Article

One dead after Cherry Festival accident, driver on the run

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  123 Views  -  0 Comments
About fifteen people were injured on their way from the Cherry Jazz Festival in Ficksburg last Sunday when the taxi they were travelling in overturned on the R26 near Fouriesburg. One male was declared dead by paramedics who rushed to the scene. he passengers were all from Bohlokong near Bethlehem... Read Article
The political party leaders, guests and IEC officials after the signing of the code of conduct. PHOTO supplied

IEC confirms Metsimaholo by-elections

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  86 Views  -  0 Comments
Sasolburg - The Electoral Commission has certified the candidate lists for ward and PR by-elections to be held for all 42 seats in the Metsimaholo Municipal Council on 29 November 2017.  According to a statement released by the IEC on Wednesday the by-election will see 393 candidates presenting 15... Read Article

ANC branches have until weekend

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  41 Views  -  0 Comments
The party’s Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe said the NEC has given branches until the weekend to conclude their branch general meetings and warned that there would be no further extensions. Dumelang News spoke to Mantashe in a telephonic interview seeking to understand how far the branches in... Read Article

Dlamini-Zuma tops ANCWL slate

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  66 Views  -  0 Comments
Former African Union Commission chair and ANC presidential candidate, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, topped the ANC Women’s League slate. This came after the league held its extended national executive committee on Monday, which was attended by representatives from various provinces and regions. The... Read Article

Business News

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  45 Views  -  0 Comments
The latest South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) Trade Conditions Survey shows that trade conditions remain constrained, with the October Trade Activity Index (TAI) still in negative territory at 46. The survey recorded a two-point month-on-month decline and a five-point contraction... Read Article
The chairperson of Santaco in the Free State Daki Qumbu believes that a new committee will serve with pride. PHOTO dumelnangmedia

Santaco restructured the regional committee

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  33 Views  -  0 Comments
Dishonesty and lot of inner conflicts in the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) in Qwaqwa region will no longer exist. This come's after a council meeting which was set on Monday at the Phuthaditjhaba multipurpose hall in Qwaqwa. Speaking to Dumelang News about the decision of... Read Article

Alleged arsonist appears in court

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  65 Views  -  0 Comments
Thaba-Nchu - Yesterday 31-year-old suspect, Lehlohonolo Joshua Tsiane also known as “Terata” appeared in the Thaba-Nchu Magistrates’ Court on charges of five counts of murder and arson. The police have confirmed that Tsiane is an illegal immigrant who is originally from Ha Motanyane, Mafeteng in... Read Article

#FreeEducation: Recommendations in the hands of the president

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  28 Views  -  0 Comments
The Heher Commission report which was released earlier this week by President Jacob Zuma, had a couple of recommendations attached to it which includes a focus on Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions. Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the... Read Article