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The Fika Patso dam in Qwaqwa is doing very well in terms of water increase. PHOTO supplied

Much needed rains for Eastern FS

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  227 Views  -  0 Comments
The Maluti mountains in QwaQwa has seen a lot of rain in the past week, something that has brought some hope to residents who have been yearning for the precious waters for some time now. Also this was a relief to some of villagers who were still struggling to get water and had to depend on the... Read Article

Public opinion

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  173 Views  -  0 Comments
The recent outbreak of Listeriosis has caused both consumers and retailers to fall into panic, acting quickly to get rid of all foods that may contain the deadly bacterium that has already claimed the lives of 180 people. However, the recall of all ready-to-eat food products announced on Sunday has... Read Article
The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality Cllr Joey Mochela with MMC Cllr Mofokeng, Cllr Gobidolo Director Thobela of Technical Services flanked by residents of Tokoloho section in Tumahole. PHOTO supplied

Ngwathe upgrades sewer system

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  198 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality, Councillor Joey Mochela, has officially handed over a sewer line project to residents of Tumahole in Parys.  The upgrading of Tumahole Bulk Outfall Sewer Line project includes the installation of new sewer infrastructure, extension and... Read Article

Bloemwater CEO not off the hook yet

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  294 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloem Water CEO, Limakatso Moorosi appeared briefly at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court last Friday, March 02, on charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud alongside her co-accused MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Mathabo Leeto.  The case has been postponed for trial in the Free State High... Read Article

Thirteen years for murder

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  263 Views  -  0 Comments
The Bloemfontein High Court handed down a thirteen year sentence to murder accused Godfrey Maphaboli on Wednesday. This came after a lengthy trial of Maphaboli after he allegedly murdered his wife, Thulani Gqamane in November 2015 and burnt her body with three tyres. NPA Spokeperson, Phaladi... Read Article
Douglas street in Bloemfontein remain wet and stinking with urine on the sidewalk. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Commuters choke up over Douglas Street urine stench

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  154 Views  -  0 Comments
On a daily basis, it is one of the Bloem’s most busiest streets and also the most in hygienic one   with terrible smell emitting from urine on the sidewalk.Douglas Street in Bloemfontein’s Central Business District (CBD) near Motheo FET College has – for years – is known by the entire community... Read Article
Finalists that will be competing at this year's beauty pageant. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Miss Plus Size Is Me finals at Civic theatre

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  405 Views  -  0 Comments
MANGUNG-Miss South Africa Plus World Pageant was officially launched at Emaplankeni Lounge in Rocklands location,it was a spectacular evening with live entertainment where the beautiful entrants of this competition didn't disappoint as they were looking radiant.The beauty pageant is the annual... Read Article

Listeriosis outbreak

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  150 Views  -  0 Comments
As a precautionary measure, however, the government has issued a recall notice for all polony products from the Wolwehoek facility.”  The company has further advised consumers to return to retailers for a full refund even without a till slip its been reported. “The recall concerns polony, not... Read Article
Farmers at Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve during the auction hat lasted two days. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Hope for food security

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  165 Views  -  0 Comments
Backyard crop farmers in the Thabo Mofutsanyana district were empowered with information on how they can improve their produce for food security. The Co-ordinator assigned by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to the district, Nomzika Mchwaga told Dumelang News on Wednesday that... Read Article

Kopanong takes a stance on land

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  145 Views  -  0 Comments
In a community meeting held on Thursday last week, the Kopanong Local Municipality’s ward 08 under the leadership of Councillor Lehlohonolo May has resolved to distribute its land to its residents. According to May, amongst others, the council resolved to focus on underserviced residential sites in... Read Article

Sanitary towel initiative underway

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  120 Views  -  0 Comments
Following their successful distribution of sanitary towels to girls in four different schools in the Bloemfontein area last year, the Hlasela TV crew is gearing up once again to make the world a better place this year. According to Winnie-Fred Makhanya who is the Head of Production at the free to... Read Article

Incoming FS Premier...

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  285 Views  -  0 Comments
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State has confirmed the submission of three names of candidates for position of  Premier to the party’s national leadership to select from. This comes following the current Premier Ace Magashule’s announcement to step down from the position at the end... Read Article
The recall of polony and other processed cold meats due to Listeriosis is not only going to have a major effect on retailers but also for ordinary families like that of Teboho Molefe, a young lad from Mangaung whose family usually depends on cold meats like polony to prepare his lunch box. Now, Molefe has to opt for an alternative and possibly healthy menu. PHOTO supplied

Sorry, no polony!

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  245 Views  -  0 Comments
Pick ‘n Pay group executive for strategy and corporate affairs, David North, confirmed in a telephone interview with Dumelang News on Tuesday that their stores have withdrawn all food items associated with the Listeriosis outbreak. This followed Sunday’s announcement by Minister of Health, Aaron... Read Article

Listeriosis outbreak, hawkers’ nightmare

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 March 2018  -  353 Views  -  0 Comments
Following yesterday’s notice by National Consumer Commission and Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi to recall all ready-to-eat food products feared to be fertile carriers of the deadly listeria, street venders fear the closure of their businesses. This as panic over the killer disease grips the... Read Article

Enterprise fingered as culprit

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 March 2018  -  306 Views  -  0 Comments
Polony from the Enterprise factory in Polokwane, Limpopo, has been fingered as the culprit behind the Listeriosis outbreak in the country.“The source of the present outbreak can be confirmed to be the Enterprise food production facility in Polokwane,” said Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on... Read Article
 Buthelezi Ambulances will from time to time dispatch ambulances on call made by the Department of Health. (Inset) The “inaccurate” circulars that were allegedly signed by Chief Medical Officer at Phekolong Hospital in Dihlabeng Local Municipality. PHOTO supplied

“Buthelezi EMS circular erroneous”

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  438 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State Department of Health has stated, through its spokesperson,  that a circular relating that its contract with private emergency medical service, Buthelezi Emergency Medical Services were terminated, was infact erroneous.    The department said that the ambulance service had not been... Read Article
Dikeledi Sesing and Thabang Jacobs are two pupils from Kultwanong High School who were exposed to the world of artisans during an expo that was held on the sidelines of the State of the Province Address in Parys on Tuesday.PHOTO Dumelang Media

Young generation of artisans are key to economic growth

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  206 Views  -  0 Comments
Unemployment in the country is at its highest level in almost 15 years, with nearly a half a million people added to the job-seekers list, offsetting the nearly 150 000 jobs added to the economy. The unemployment rate of 27.7 percent in the first quarter was up 1.2 percentage points from the fourth... Read Article
Residents of Mangaung’s ward 3 have raised concerns over incomplete 526 government subsidised housing units situated in Dark and Silver City. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Bochabela residents dejected over incomplete housing

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  216 Views  -  0 Comments
A number of residents living in the dilapidated hostels in Bochabela, commonly known as Dark and Silver City, said that they fear the half-built residential units which was promised to them once its construction was finalised, may never actually see completion.   Speaking to Dumelang News, Dumile... Read Article
In the past year, the Free State province has through Land Reform acquired 7 500 hectares, equating to 17 farms worth R60 million, this is according to government records whilst 6 000 hectares and 500 pieces of land have been all allocated to small holder farmers and farm dwellers respectively. Following Tuesday’s motion on land expropriation without compensation, it is expected that the number of beneficiaries will increase once the constitution is tested or amended. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Destination: Expropriation

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  233 Views  -  0 Comments
Eighty-year-old Malitaba Mdluli remembers the traumatising episode like yesterday. It was one of the more brutal land-grab cases by an Afrikaaner farmer in the 70s that both she, her husband and her children fell victim to. Old as she now is, she still remembers her husband’s attacker’s name. “... Read Article

Body 'found in car boot' amid taxi wars

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  233 Views  -  0 Comments
South African police have told Reuters news agency they were investigating the murder of a man whose remains were discovered in the boot of a burnt out Taxify car in Pretoria.Taxify is a ride-hailing app similar to Uber.He could be the latest victim of a turf war between meter taxi drivers and... Read Article