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Savvy student wins science competition

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 March 2018  -  210 Views  -  0 Comments
When she was announced the winner of FameLab 2018 last week, a science based competition for university  students, Emmie Chiyindiko knew that stepping out of her comfort zone was one of the best decisions she has ever made. When Dumelang News spoke to her on Wednesday during a telephonic interview... Read Article

Facebook in face-off

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 March 2018  -  169 Views  -  0 Comments
In the week that South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day, some serious questions about our right to privacy has hit the radar.  A serious backlash against Facebook’s latest controversy is starting to gain momentum with users and legal practitioners, whom Dumelang News spoke to.  This follows an... Read Article

Human Rights Day widely celebrated

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 21 March 2018  -  157 Views  -  0 Comments
Deputy President David Mabuza will today lead the national Human Rights Day commemoration in remembrance of the 69 protesters, who were killed by apartheid security forces during the anti-pass law protest in Sharpeville, Vereeniging.     The incident famously known as the Sharpeville Massacre took... Read Article

Don’t accept bribes – it might end your career

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 21 March 2018  -  233 Views  -  0 Comments
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has discouraged law enforcement officials from accepting bribes from motorists. “I know that your work is challenging and can be very tempting when motorists promise to give you something so that you don’t give them a ticket. I want to urge you to resist that bribe... Read Article

Life Esidimeni victims to receive R1.2mil

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 20 March 2018  -  249 Views  -  0 Comments
Government has been ordered to pay victims of the mental healthcare marathon project a total of R1.2 million each by no later than 19 June 2018.Life Esidimeni Arbitrator and retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke made the order as he read out a condensed version of his 100 page judgment on... Read Article

Media 24 admits to PRICE FIXING

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  295 Views  -  0 Comments
Media24 has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions, says the Competition Commission of South Africa.The company has agreed to pay nearly R14 million in a settlement agreement entered with the Commission. “Media24 is part of 28 media companies referred to the tribunal for... Read Article
Pitso Matsepe, a cancer patient from Tumahole seen moments after being discharged from Universitas Hospital in Bloemfontein. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Access to health care is a Human Right

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  321 Views  -  0 Comments
PARYS - Many South Africans will be commemorating Human Rights Day next week on Thursday 21 March, which will mark 58 years since the Sharpeville massacre. On that day in 1960, residents in Sharpeville took to the streets in protest against the Apartheid regime which infringed on the human right of... Read Article
Jackson Maguro, a Mozambican national, makes a living through carving wooden art pieces in Bloemfontein.PHOTO Dumelang Media

Mozambican man carves woodworks of fortune

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  283 Views  -  0 Comments
When Jackson Maguro, a Mozambican national, talks about his art pieces, one gathers that it is as if he speaks of one of his favourite children, given the passion in his eyes and voice. He shared his story with Dumelang News at his workstation near Hilton on the outskirt of Bloemfontein.=“When I... Read Article

Cellphone on duty lands official in hot water

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  288 Views  -  0 Comments
The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a written respond to a media enquiry by Dumelang News that it has taken steps on an official whose video clip was sent to the publication depicting her seemingly preoccupied with her cellular phone while at work. Spokesperson, Thabo Mokgola told Dumelang... Read Article

Mashinini sends condolences to bereaved families

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  171 Views  -  0 Comments
MEC of Police, Roads and Transport, extended his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and also extended a wish for a speedy recovery to the injured. This came after last week’s courier vehicle lost control on the Deneysville-Jim Fouche road and drove over three road workers while... Read Article

Family farm reinstated to Peterson family

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  134 Views  -  0 Comments
...Estimated 405 people from 182 households are benefiting from land restitution...DA says expropriation of land without compensation is “state-sanctioned theft”...Rights of those seeking and those stand to lose it, should be considered - Madonsela Estimated 405 people from 182 households benefited... Read Article

Economy build-up drive motivates youth

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  121 Views  -  0 Comments
Following his first achievement as one of the Free State’s top five winners during the provincial treasury’s Grade 12 budget Essay Competition this year, Lebohang Keleku is now more adamant than ever to own a business.The 17-year-old grade12 learner from the Popano Secondary School in Botshabelo... Read Article

Art is Lerato’s way of life

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  276 Views  -  0 Comments
He was only eight years old when he discovered that he has a talent as an artist. Today, Lerato Moloi who hails from Bolata in Qwaqwa is a force to be reckoned with.In an interview with the People's Paper, the twenty nine year old “Shuft”, as he is known in his area said he wants to break the... Read Article

Q&A with MEC Elzabe Rockman

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  201 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State MEC for finance Elzabe Rockman tabled her 5th provincial budget since 2013, on Wednesday. Dumelang News caught up with her in Xhariep after the budget speech. Free State MEC for Finance, Elzabe Rockman has, on Wednesday, tabled her fifth provincial budget since 2013. Dumelang Media... Read Article

Mom seeks justice over beating of her son

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  206 Views  -  0 Comments
A furious mother of a ten year-old boy from Tshomarelo Primary School in Tokologo Local Municipality, Lejweleputswa District, is still seeking justice for her son after he was allegedly beaten on the face with an electric wire pipe cover. The concerned parent, Nomvula Tweze who is the mother of... Read Article

Ntombela ascends...

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  153 Views  -  0 Comments
The Deputy President of the African National Congress Women’s League and MEC of COGTA, Sisi Ntombela was announced on Wednesday as premier-elect to fill the shoes of outgoing Premier. The much anticipated announcement was made by the Secretary General of the ANC, Ace Magashule in a media briefing... Read Article

Indentured …again!

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 15 March 2018  -  553 Views  -  0 Comments
Former ANN7 editor, Rajesh Sundaram, says he resigned from the post years ago due to illegal labour practices and undue political interference in editorial  decisions according to a skype call interview with the SABC.Sundaram’s explosive new book claims that former President Jacob Zuma was directly... Read Article

Forensic investigator does the unthinkable

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 14 March 2018  -  214 Views  -  0 Comments
Pupils of AB Xuma Primary School, who were victims of an alleged sexual assault by a scholar patroller last year, have endured yet another alleged assault at the hands of the forensic investigator tasked with their case. “We are dismayed, saddened and disappointed that the two pupils were also... Read Article

Engineering student uncertain of voting

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 13 March 2018  -  268 Views  -  0 Comments
Kelebogile Moahludi, 19 year old from Batho location in Bloemfontein is among millions of eligible South African voters expected to have visited voting stations over the weekend to register their names for next year’s elections. However, Moahludi’s uncertainty to wake up in the morning of the... Read Article

Sentencing expected for convicted Frederiksen

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 13 March 2018  -  201 Views  -  0 Comments
Peter Frederiksen, the man who was accused and convicted on most of the 38 charges he faced in the Bloemfontein High Court on November 06 last year, is expected to be sentenced today.The Danish citizen and former Bloemfontein gun dealer was found guilty by Judge Johann Daffue on a charge of rape,... Read Article