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#Matricexam: All eyes on maths

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  24 Views  -  0 Comments
According to the MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe, the province aims to hit the top spot for mathematics in the country this year. He spoke during a visit to the Seemahale Secondary School in Botshabelo outside Bloemfontein on Tuesday as part of his examination monitoring process. The visit was also... Read Article

Farm manager shot near Ficksburg

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  34 Views  -  0 Comments
A 26-years-old farmer manager was airlifted to a hospital in Bethlehem last Thursday after he was shot in the forehead by unknown suspects.Police were called to Mooiplaas farm on the allegations that a farm manager and a farm worker were attacked  near Ficksburg. The incident took place just a week... Read Article

Pelonomi Hospital exposed on social media

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  89 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - A Pelonomi staff member in Bloemfontein might land himself in hot water after a video of him watching movies while on duty has emerged on social media. The hospital has been making news headlines as it showcased problems faced by health institutions as the financial woes of the Free... Read Article
Free State's Flower Festival to boost economy

Colour burst awaits Parys

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 November 2017  -  58 Views  -  0 Comments
Following last year’s successful Free State Madeira Flower Festival that was held in Parys in the Ngwathe Local Municipality, stakeholders are in tune as of Saturday, November 04 to prepare for this year’s leg episode.In a strategic prelude meeting held at the municipality’s offices, spearheaded by... Read Article

Free State's flower economy blooming

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 06 November 2017  -  74 Views  -  0 Comments
Following last year’s successful Free State Madeira Flower Festival that was held in Parys in the Ngwathe Local Municipality, stakeholders are in tune as of Saturday, November 04 to prepare for this year’s leg episode. In a strategic prelude meeting held at the municipality’s offices, spearheaded... Read Article

#FeesMustFall: Leaked report ignites UFS students

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 November 2017  -  80 Views  -  0 Comments
According to Student Representative Council president, Asive Dlanjwa, students at the University of the Free State will not back down from the fight for universal free education.Dlanjwa spoke to Dumelang News in a telephonic interview last night amid last weekend’s reports based on the leaked... Read Article

Man slain during alleged home invasion.

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 November 2017  -  161 Views  -  0 Comments
DENEYSVILLE - A man, believed to be in his 60s, was killed in the early hours of Monday morning when he was shot during an alleged home invasion in the Deneysville. According to ER24, paramedics were called to the scene by the local CPF members. On scene paramedics were lead into the bedroom of the... Read Article

FS has highest case conviction rate

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 November 2017  -  101 Views  -  0 Comments
According to 2016/17 annual report of the National Prosecuting Authority, the province is seating at 12.6 percent rate of conviction when it comes to all cases prosecuted. However, of these figures, experts believe that the justice system fails rape victims as the report further shows that copper... Read Article
“The march was hijacked”- expert

#BlackMonday: Old flag cause brouhaha

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 November 2017  -  95 Views  -  0 Comments
The countrywide protests that took place on Monday against farm attacks has sparked a cloud of doubt and chaos regarding the legitimacy of the agenda behind them, especially the flying of the old South African flag by some of the participants at the march.In Bloemfontein farmers and other... Read Article
Former rural towns now a promising economic zone

Blossoming Botshabelo

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 November 2017  -  125 Views  -  0 Comments
The Premier of the Free State, Dr Ace Magashule, yesterday led a high-level delegation to strategic sites in Mangaung Metro Municipality’s former rural towns of Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu. He was joined by, amongst others, members of the executive council, executive mayors and mayors from various... Read Article

Operation Retswa Letsholo bring services to the people

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  58 Views  -  0 Comments
Although residents of Nketoane municipality have an idea that Petsana in Reitz is given a special attention, the acting municipal manager Mzwandile Manzi denied the allegations.This was expressed by the operation Retswa Letsholo which is formed by the Nketoane municipality that hopes to bring... Read Article

Cattle farmer with a difference

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  54 Views  -  0 Comments
The couple from Ladybrand have is in love with Boran cattle, and see the breed as a top contender in South Africa’s red meat production industry, especially when used in a crossbreeding system.Quentin and Marisa de Bruyn told Dumelang News that the decision to start a Boran stud was not taken... Read Article

University fees debacle leads to arrests

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  65 Views  -  0 Comments
A combined number of over forty six University of the Free State’ Bloemfontein and QwaQwa campus students have been arrested since last Thursday evening, following protest action over fees at that institution.Police spokesperson, Mmako Mophiring said this came after students participated in... Read Article

Transport Month campaign launches in Virginia

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  39 Views  -  0 Comments
VIRGINIA - The Department of Police, Road and Transport launched the Transport Month Campaign, earlier this week, at Virginia Open Space. The campaign is an annual feature on the calendar of the Department of Transport and is one of the platforms through which the department takes one month in a... Read Article

IEC on track for 2019 general elections

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  38 Views  -  0 Comments
The Independent Electoral Commission in the province is hard at work ahead of time for the much-anticipated 2019 General Elections and Metsimaholo municipal by-elections.The commission’s entourage led by Provincial Electoral Officer, Jabulani Tshabalala, met with Municipal Electoral Officers from... Read Article

Civic hosts NDZ in Qwaqwa

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  2,408 Views  -  0 Comments
In a much anticipated visit to the Maluti mountains last weekend, ANC presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma received a revolutionary welcome from the civic organisation, SANCO as well as its alliance partners, the ANC Women’s League and ANC Youth League.According to SANCO’s chairperson in... Read Article

Death of late Danish mutilator’s wife argued

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  72 Views  -  0 Comments
The Bloemfontein High Court heard yesterday that Peter Frederiksen’s modus operandi was to intoxicate women and then perform procedures on them.This came after an argument between the state and Frederiksen ensued as to whether his deceased wife, Tshidi Molise whom she met back in 2010, passed out... Read Article

"The university treats us like kids" - students

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  56 Views  -  0 Comments
It is unrest at the University of the Free State in Qwaqwa campus as students are causing chaos."The university management treats us like minors, they don't take us seriously, " the SRC president Masopha Hlalele told Dumelang News on Friday."How can they say the university will increase the fees... Read Article

Local laundry pays the bills

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  58 Views  -  0 Comments
The survival of any small business rests largely on its ability to attract clients, not just any clients but those with a huge demand for services and more than often this would be big businesses which are in the mainstream. However, such business finds it difficult to solicit service deals with... Read Article

SAMWU and TBFS joint venture announced

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  50 Views  -  0 Comments
Apart from creating South African Municipal Workers'Union (SAMWU) branded insurance benefits,SAMWU Financial Services will look to creating  employment opportunities for members,generate revenue for SAMWU member projects such as the SAMWU college and make the union more independent in respect of... Read Article

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