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Lesson from OR

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 12 September 2017  -  110 Views  -  0 Comments
One of the lessons that Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo learned from the late ANC President Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo was that the people of South Africa are more important than oneself. “He taught us about the love of people… that all we are about is the people of South Africa. In the work... Read Article

A man born ahead of his time

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 12 September 2017  -  34 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africans are using the month of September to remember, celebrate and preserve the legacy of Black Consciousness Movement leader, intellectual and liberation struggle hero, Stephen Bantu Biko. Biko died in custody as a result of police brutality on 12 September 1977. This year, the country... Read Article

Data prices will drop - Minister

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  43 Views  -  0 Comments
Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele said very soon South Africans will pay less for data and that changes may be implemented as early as August next year.Reducing the cost of data and roaming charges has been under the spotlight over the past three days as Ministers of... Read Article

Smile Foundation changes lives

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  31 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein - The Smile Foundation in partnership with Vodacom kicked-started  smile week with a massive gesture. Around 25 children will be smiling again after they undergo surgery at the Univertas Academic Hospital during smile week. The event whereby this was announced was held on Tuesday at... Read Article

MEC of Agriculture visits flower project

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  41 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State MEC of Agriculture and Rural Development, Oupa Khaobane, visited the Africa Flower project on Wednesday at the Bloemspruit plot in Bloemfontein supported by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Free State. The family who ran the project is the first black family... Read Article

NTCE to highlight career opportunities for youth

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  19 Views  -  0 Comments
The Department of Tourism with the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the Free State (DESTEA) and the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority recently hosted the media launch of the 2017 National... Read Article

Mookodi Secondary School scoops award for excellence

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  28 Views  -  0 Comments
Mookodi Senior Secondary School at the Makeneng Village in Qwaqwa doesn't just strive to produce good results. They are also on a mission to produce the stars of tomorrow.The project's coordinator, Mmasara Tau, told Dumelang News that the school is working hard to produce future groundbreakers and... Read Article

Babes Wodumo drops her latest single, Ganda Ganda

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  38 Views  -  0 Comments
After an entire year since dropping the hit single that launched her career, Wololo, Babes has finally shut down the critics claiming she is a one-hit-wonder by dropping a fresh single titled Ganda Ganda.If you live in the Twittersphere than you might have heard of Babes Wodumo and the USB saga... Read Article

Countdown to Dipontsho

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  36 Views  -  0 Comments
Harrismith - Momentum is building towards this year’s Dipontsho tsa Maluti A Phofung Cultural Festival. Marketing road shows, talent search, auditions and promotions continue to advance for all the community of Maluti A Phofung to actively participate in patriotically drive the much anticipated... Read Article

Child (9) commits suicide on school swings

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  22 Views  -  0 Comments
The grandmother of nine-year-old Lebo Maseko, a grade 2 learner who committed suicide at his school premises on Friday, says the family is struggling to come to terms with his death.Maseko apparently used a tunic belt to hang himself on a swing cross bar at Khulamlambo Primary School in Mpumalanga.... Read Article

Treasury Indaba focuses on work-life balance

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  23 Views  -  0 Comments
 Bloemfontein - About 300 employees from the Department of Treasury in Free State recently hosted a ‘Women for Men’ Indaba where they discussed sexuality at work and sexual diseases affecting men and women. The discussion was held on Friday at the President Hotel in Bloemfontein. The department... Read Article

Regional hospital improves its services

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  29 Views  -  0 Comments
In the past, there were many grievances experienced by the residents of Qwaqwa and  surroundings in the local municipality of Maluti-A-Phofung at the Regional Hospital of Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli, but all of that has come to an end.The shortage of doctors and healthcare workers has been addressed... Read Article

DESTEA launches environmental education centre

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  21 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - The Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) successfully launched the Naval Hill Environmental Education Centre 2017 earlier this week,  as part of the National Arbour Week Celebrations.The department said that it was committed... Read Article

Motale in line of fire after Ramaphosa expose

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  24 Views  -  0 Comments
Sunday Independent editor Steve Motale has declined to comment on being part of a smear campaign targeting Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.Last Sunday, the newspaper published Ramaphosa’s emails to alleged lovers and confirmed being in possession of bank deposit slips and intimate videos and... Read Article
Licence demerit system a step closer...

Be Warned!

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  256 Views  -  0 Comments
A Bill that is expected to introduce a demerit system that will see serial traffic offenders losing their driver’s licences has been given the thumbs-up by the National Assembly.  The Bill was introduced to Parliament to amend the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act of 1998.... Read Article
Pupils sharpen their pencils and tongues for Language Festival

Battle of the wittiest

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017  -  29 Views  -  0 Comments
A festival to celebrate the art of communication and all things language got underway at the President Hotel in Bloemfontein on Thursday.  This is the brainchild of the Free State Department of Education as it gears up to host the first ever Language Festival for learners from grades 4 to 7 to... Read Article

Aarto gets the green light

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 06 September 2017  -  54 Views  -  0 Comments
A Bill that is expected to introduce a demerit system that will see serial traffic offenders losing their driver’s licences has been given the thumbs-up by the National Assembly.  The Bill was introduced to Parliament to amend the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act of 1998.... Read Article

Youth owned pet food company launched

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 04 September 2017  -  31 Views  -  0 Comments
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe on Friday launched a R50 million black industrialist firm in Gauteng, saying it confirms the capability of young people. The Deputy Minister said the launch of the 65% youth-owned black industrialist company shows that young people can... Read Article

Petrol price hike set to pinch

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 04 September 2017  -  34 Views  -  0 Comments
Cash strapped consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets, after the feel the pinch of the petrol price that  is set to increase by 67 cents on Wednesday. The Department of Energy announced that both grades of 93 and 95 (ULP and LRP) will increase by 67 cents. This means that consumers,... Read Article

SA’s best mobile broadband networks

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 September 2017  -  35 Views  -  0 Comments
MTN and Vodacom have tied for first place in terms of mobile broadband coverage in South Africa, a comprehensive set of data points analysed by OpenSignal has shown.The report by the company, which specialises in wireless coverage mapping through crowd-sourced data, analysed more than 289m data... Read Article

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