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Suspect rearrested in the FS after escape

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  32 Views  -  0 Comments
A murder suspect who cut his way out of a Lephalale police station has been arrested in the Free State, police confirmed. According to a statement from the police, Petrus Moyo was rearrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning as part of a sting operation in Lephalale. It was not disclosed how... Read Article

Lightning kills man on golf course

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  24 Views  -  0 Comments
Two men seeking shelter on a golf course during a storm were struck by lightning, which killed one of them on Tuesday afternoon. They were working on a construction site on the golf course in Parys. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said one of the men, in his 40s, had been moved to a nearby home... Read Article

Second suspect arrested for pupil’s rape

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  35 Views  -  0 Comments
BETHLEHEM - A second suspect (21) has been arrested in connection with the rape of two teenage girls aged sixteen who were kidnapped from a house they were studying at. According to police spokesperson, Captain Zweli Mohobeleli, two boys had been following the girls to this house in Extension 8... Read Article

Case set to continue for Parys Six

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  52 Views  -  0 Comments
PARYS - The case against the six men who are accused of murdering two alleged farm attackers is set to continue in Parys today.  Boeta van der Westhuizen, his son Loedie, son-in-law Miela Jansen van Vuuren, Anton Loggenberg, his son Cor and Henk Prinsloo are accused of murdering Samuel Tjixa and... Read Article

Businesswoman survived fraudulent gov tenders

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  -  51 Views  -  0 Comments
When the owner of a local company received a request from the Department of Health for a quote to supply sixteen solar geysers last Thursday, she thought Christmas had come early for her business which she has building over the past few years. But as soon as the person “in charge” of the request... Read Article

Ramkraal report coming soon

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  37 Views  -  0 Comments
An investigative report on the state of the Old Ramkraal Prison in Bloemfontein can be expected by the end of this month. This is according to the MEC of the Free State Treasury, Elzabe Rockman. The heritage site sparked controversy and made headlines when opposition parties in the Free State... Read Article

Students advised to apply for the bursaries timeously

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  41 Views  -  0 Comments
QWAQWA - There are only a few more days remaining before the closing date of bursary applications for the students at the Maluti Tvet college in the municipality of Maluti-A-Phofung. Marketing and communications manager, Makgala Moloi Labase, urged students to equip themselves. "I make an urgent... Read Article

Premier to meet with public servants

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  33 Views  -  0 Comments
MANGAUNG - The youth advisor in the office of the premier is expected to host all the young public servants employees of various provincial departments within the cohort age of 40 years to have a meeting with the premier of the Free State, Dr Ace Magashule. The meeting will take place today (10... Read Article

'I’m not corrupt and I don’t loot' – Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  37 Views  -  0 Comments
ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Thursday evening rejected public speculation that she was corrupt, saying that she never accepted any money from cigarette smugglers.Her comments follow a Sunday Times report, which alleged that her presidential campaign received a financial... Read Article

Bikers celebrate in style

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  27 Views  -  0 Comments
BETHLEHEM - The festive season is just around the corner and some parts of the province are already gearing up to make things happen. Dihlabeng residents were treated with some of the build-up of activities that started in style last weekend when bike lovers across the region were treated to... Read Article

Event empowers local enterprises

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  73 Views  -  0 Comments
In a bid to empower local business people in the Maluti-A-Phofung area, the municipality’s local economic development division hosted the National Empowerment Fund a fortnight ago. The two events were held at the Intabazwe Multipurpose Sports Centre in Harrismith and Phuthaditjhaba Multipurpose... Read Article
 “At times, one would wonder how we could assist him but no one ever offered to do what you guys have done and this will go a long way in instilling a sense of Ubuntu amongst residents of Mangaung,”

No more “hell” for Bloem’s needy man

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  39 Views  -  0 Comments
The house of a Bloemfontein man has been a hive of activity in the past few days with contractors erecting a ramp for his wheelchair to be able to move in and out with ease while others converted his bedroom into an ensuit by fitting in a flush toilet. This came after fifty-seven year-old Johannes... Read Article

No more “hell” for Bloem’s needy man

Photo Gallery  -  Posted on Wednesday, 15 November 2017  -  67 Views  -  0 Comments
The house of a Bloemfontein man has been a hive of activity in the past few days with contractors erecting a ramp for his wheelchair to be able to move in and out with ease while others converted his bedroom into an ensuit by fitting in a flush toilet. This came after fifty-seven year-old Johannes... Read Article

Young playwright tells his struggles through a movie

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  81 Views  -  0 Comments
VILJOENSKROON - At age twenty-three, he has already written three thousand poems and produced one movie; something that he has always wanted to do for a long time. All that Motsamai Mokhuane from Rammulotsi in Viljoenskroon, ever wanted was to tell his story by writing poems, movies and drama... Read Article

President to announce higher education funding soon

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  69 Views  -  0 Comments
President Jacob Zuma says he will soon make an announcement on the funding for higher education. The President said this when he made his annual address to the National Council of Provinces on Thursday afternoon.“I am aware of the anxiety regarding the funding for higher education. As matric pupils... Read Article

First portable waste water treatment plant to be unveiled

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  76 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - As part of showcasing the improvement of sewerage system in the province, the Free State Premier, Dr. Ace Magashule is expected to officially unveil the first Portable Waste Water Treatment Plant of its kind in the province. This waste water system has been erected at Glen College of... Read Article

Sassa and SAPO gearing for deal

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  99 Views  -  0 Comments
Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, on Wednesday, told a Parliamentary briefing that an agreement between the South African Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) is set to be signed by next Friday.Radebe, who heads up the inter-ministerial committee appointed to... Read Article

Spotlight on fighting fraud and corruption

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  30 Views  -  0 Comments
In a fierce drive to a continued effort to prevent and detect fraudulent activities in both government and private sector, the Provincial Treasury has joined resources with Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Price WaterHouse Coopers, Standard Bank and University of the Free State to... Read Article

Zimbabwe to rename airport after president

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  23 Views  -  0 Comments
Zimbabwe will upgrade its main airport at a cost of $153-million in an effort to attract more visitors, state media reported on Thursday, as authorities renamed the airport in honour of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.Harare International Airport will from Thursday be known as Robert Mugabe... Read Article

Winnie to battle for Madiba's Qunu homestead in SCA

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  17 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein – In less than two weeks, the tug-of-war over former president Nelson Mandela's homestead in the Eastern Cape is set to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is asking that the court overturn a 2016 decision by the Eastern... Read Article

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