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SA’s new president ready for SONA

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 February 2018  -  254 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to present his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) this evening, a day which officially signifies the beginning of a new era for the country. Fresh from being sworn in as the new President following Jacob Zuma’s resignation on Wednesday, 14... Read Article

Ramaphosa Rises

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 February 2018  -  126 Views  -  0 Comments
Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president of the Republic of South Africa. Ramaphosa’s election comes a day after Jacob Zuma tendered his resignation. None of the opposition parties nominated a presidential candidate. Ramaphosa was congratulated by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng who presided over... Read Article
Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille laying on her bed with her dogs following an eventful day after surviving a motion of no confidence.PHOTO Twitter

De Lille governing with an ANC mandate - Maimane

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 February 2018  -  98 Views  -  0 Comments
CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has described the leadership of Cape Town Mayor as a leader with a mandate from the opposition party, the African National Congress in the council of the City. Speaking to the members of the media outside parliament yesterday on the... Read Article
Eleven accused involved in the Vrede Dairy project fraud case have been released on bail on Thursday. PHOTO Dumelangmedia

Vrede suspects out on bail, Gupta still on the run

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 February 2018  -  172 Views  -  0 Comments
Eleven of the accused involved in the Vrede Dairy project fraud case have been released on bail. This follows their brief appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption, fraud and theft on Thursday.  The charges relate to the theft of R220m from the Free State... Read Article

Three arrested in Vrede dairy investigations

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 14 February 2018  -  96 Views  -  0 Comments
The Hawks have arrested three people for alleged corruption in respect of the Vrede farm investigations. In a statement on Wednesday morning, the Hawks said two other suspects are expected to hand themselves over to police. “So far, three people have been arrested and two other suspects are... Read Article

Justice Zondo to make key appointments

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 14 February 2018  -  189 Views  -  0 Comments
Preparations for setting up the Commission of Inquiry into State capture are at an advanced stage, Justice Raymond Zondo said on Tuesday. “Pending the publication of the [commission] regulations, I had already begun discussions with some of the potential candidates for appointment to key positions... Read Article

More raids by the Hawks

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 14 February 2018  -  146 Views  -  0 Comments
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has confirmed that HOD of Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Peter Thabethe has been arrested in connection with his involvement in the Estina Dairy Farm Project in Vrede. Captain S’fiso Nyakane said Thabethe was arrested on... Read Article

“Cancer gave me a purpose”-Survivor

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  213 Views  -  0 Comments
When Raynolda Makhutle from Smithfield was dignosed with cancer at the age of 40, she had to fight more than just the disease. In an exclusive interview with Dumelang News, she said her late diagnosis, the result of changing doctors as her regular practitioner had never suggested a pap smear, left... Read Article

QwaQwa SAPS on high alert

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  126 Views  -  0 Comments
Police in Phuthaditjhaba have been on high alert since Tuesday night in what they call a ‘war room’ where all stakeholders converge in one room so as to stay alert for any emergency that may exist. According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Mmako Mophiring, this comes amid what police referred to... Read Article

All in a day's work for Oupa Ngubeni

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  104 Views  -  0 Comments
He has been a problem solver of the cars for sixteen years now and still doing a great job.Oupa Ngubeni who hails from Phuthaditjhaba in Qwaqwa dreams of nothing when he sleeps at night except getting under a car and fix it The father of three told Dumelang News that fixing the engines, gearboxes... Read Article

Residents raise alarm on water pollution

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  85 Views  -  0 Comments
The Mangaung Metro Municipality has assured residents that their tap water is safe and drinkable but still urges people to boil water before consumption. This comes following claims – mostly in a small town of the newly incorporated Soutpan – that water in the area is contaminated with high levels... Read Article

MEC beefs up security following robbery

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  94 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State Provincial Treasury has issued a statement where it appeals to all Free State citizens to stay calm and afford state law enforcement agencies to do their work. This comes after a robbery at the MEC of Treasury, Elzabe Rockman’s house last weekend. Rockman has confirmed that she and... Read Article

Drought could be declared national disaster

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  79 Views  -  0 Comments
Cape Town - The National Disaster Management Centre will say by February 14 whether it will declare the drought and overall water scarcity in some provinces a national disaster, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des Van Rooyen said on Thursday. "Currently, efforts are under... Read Article

More arrests expected on Phahlane case

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  73 Views  -  0 Comments
Police watchdog Ipid has not ruled out the possibility of further suspects being arrested. This comes after former acting police commissioner Lieutenant General Kgomotso Phahlane and two co-accused being charged with fraud and corruption worth R900,000. The lieutenant-general, his wife and car... Read Article
Pastor Andrew September is seen before he handed over a memorandum to the office of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Building in which he asked the ANC to stop discriminating against him and other Afrikaans speaking people. He also asked that they should change their attitude against Afrikaans. PHOTO supplied

Welkom pastor walks to Union Building

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  141 Views  -  0 Comments
All that the “man of God” wants is that government and the ANC change their negative attitude towards Afrikaans and Afrikaans-speaking people and this has got to appoint that he travelled all the way from Welkom to Pretoria last week to hand over memorandum to the office of Deputy President Cyril... Read Article
Amid protests that started on Monday in Maluti A Phofung, the Executive Mayor, Vusi Tshabalala on Wednesday took time to engage residents on various developments that are currently under construction.PHOTO Dumelangmedia

Mayor reflects on key projects

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  85 Views  -  0 Comments
Following allegations of under-development in Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality by a group made up of opposition parties, Dumelang News enquired from the current Executive Mayor, Vusi Tshabalala on the state of the municipality. He indicated that when he took office in 2014, the area was still in... Read Article

Man narrowly escapes death

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  140 Views  -  0 Comments
Close to 1000 mineworkers were pulled alive from the Sibanye’s Beatrix gold mine shafts where they were trapped for more than 30 hours about 1800m below ground as a result of a power failure caused by a severe storm on Wednesday night.  Eskom restored power in the early hours of Friday morning... Read Article
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Man suffers “cardiac event” while driving

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 February 2018  -  233 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - A man, believed to be in his 30s, was hospitalised on Tuesday afternoon after he suffered an apparent cardiac condition whilst driving his truck on West Burger Road in Bloemfontein CBD. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find the tipper-truck on the side of the road against... Read Article

Ngwathe condemns land grabs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 February 2018  -  108 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality, Cllr. Joey Mochela, has denounced what she said were land grabs by a group of residents from Mokwallo township in Vredefort, last week. According to Mochela, the exercise was nothing but a ploy to undermine processes of the municipality which are... Read Article
President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ministers and Deputy Ministers attend scheduled routine Cabinet Committees meetings in Cape Town. PHOTO supplied

SA in limbo

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 February 2018  -  103 Views  -  0 Comments
The postponement of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and subsequent cancellation of the ANC NEC meeting scheduled for Wednesday has placed South Africa in limbo. Although Thandi Modise, chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, said the postponement would not be for more than a week,... Read Article