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Women raise awareness on cervical cancer

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  50 Views  -  0 Comments
A team of volunteers, social workers and nurses from various non-profit organisations in around the Free State province met last Saturday in Fauresmith to raise awareness on cervical cancer. The event was aimed at highlighting women’s health.According to Cansa spokesperson, Lucy Balona both breast... Read Article

Pupil shot by a man at school

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  56 Views  -  0 Comments
The conditions were very tense at Mathabo senior secondary school in Qholaqhwe village, Qwaqwa yesterday after a shooting scene happened in the school premises.A man of 20 years, Molantoa Mokoena shot a grade ten pupil aged 17. In an exclusive interview with Dumelang News, spokesman for the... Read Article

President Zuma meets with the alliance

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 01 November 2017  -  126 Views  -  0 Comments
The call for President Jacob Zuma to step down by the tripartite alliance will be discussed at the Political Alliance Council meeting, Anc Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has said.Duarte says leaders of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party... Read Article

FS notes crime stats with urgency

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 31 October 2017  -  122 Views  -  0 Comments
The Department of Police, Roads and Transport said it has noted the crime statistics released on Tuesday with utmost urgency with the view to give a clear way forward on reports that police need to be more resourced.MEC for the department, Sam Mashinini was responding following Police minister,... Read Article
Class of 2017 will be hoping to retain top position in matric exam

Ready to defend

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 31 October 2017  -  136 Views  -  0 Comments
Schools that have previously obtained results that are not in line with the province’s aim to achieve the number one spot countrywide, have been on the spotlight in preparation of this year’s matric senior certificate examination, HOD of the Department of Education, Advocate Tshoarelo Malakoane... Read Article

MAP ECD forum launches the nutrition guidelines

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  160 Views  -  0 Comments
“Children must feel safe and comfortable at daycare centres,” Adelaide Mkhomazi, the project's co-ordinator of Sireletsa Bana from the Save the Children SA told The People's Paper last  Friday.She stated this during the launch of policy guidelines which was also attended by the Department of Social... Read Article

Increasing engineering capacity in South Africa

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  84 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN-The Africa Engineering Week was held over two days at Central University Of Technology (CUT). The state of engineering profession in Southern Africa was high on the agenda of the South Africa Engineering Conference. Hosted by department of Science and Technology, together with the... Read Article

Melodies to combat crime

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  63 Views  -  0 Comments
The Phase Six township of Mangaung is but one of the locations where crime, substance abuse and other social challenges are crippling the society of its value but some members of the community refuse to leave the situation unaddressed. Mojatau Ebenezer is one such member of the community of Phase... Read Article

FS Treasury holds research colloquium

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  61 Views  -  0 Comments
Research commissioned by the Free State Treasury to look at how best the province can grow its revenue and improve service delivery, found that the province is receiving a relatively small equitable share of revenue from National Treasury.According to the Provincial Treasury’s Director Economic... Read Article

Another clinic for Welkom

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  314 Views  -  0 Comments
In a bid to continue with the delivery of health services to communities around the province, the Department of Health opened and handed over a newly built clinic in Welkom’s Hani Park.The project was made possible in partnership with stakeholders like Phillip South Africa and Rhiza Foundation as... Read Article

“Invest in food security and rural development” – Zogwana

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  79 Views  -  0 Comments
As World Food Day was celebrated on Monday, the National Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zogwana, spent this day at Qwaqwa in the local municipality of Maluti-A-Phofung.Zogwana was accompanied by the MEC of agriculture in the Free State province, Oupa Khoabane.In his speech... Read Article

TML Models workshop struts its success

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  108 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - In a bid to sharpen modelling skills, a TML Models Workshop was held recently in Bloemfontein. This is the new modelling agency in the Free State province and its founder and CEO is Thando Lepele who is currently Mrs Heritage SA international, Standard Bank Top Women Awards – Top... Read Article

Prayers ahead of matric exams

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  75 Views  -  0 Comments
The office of Executive Mayor of Dihlabeng Local Municipality, Lindiwe Makhalema in conjunction with Thabo Mofutsanyane education district office held a prayer for class of matrics 2017 at Tiisetsang High School. The prayer was for all units that fell under Dihlabeng jurisdiction.According to... Read Article

Alleged drug dealers to appear in Bloem court

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  38 Views  -  0 Comments
 Two Nigerian nationals, Madueka Onyeka (41) and Kosisochakwu Enuma (26) are expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on Monday, on charges of dealing with drugs.This comes after their case was postpones on Tuesday this week following their arrest on Friday last week.According to... Read Article

KPMG did not flag Free State dairy farm, Zwane tells probe

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  39 Views  -  0 Comments
Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, told Parliament on Wednesday that beleaguered auditing firm, KPMG, did not raise any concerns about impropriety related to a dairy farm project in Vrede which he initiated during his time as Free State MEC for Agriculture. According to Zwane, both DA... Read Article

Mayor keeps up with housing backlog

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  60 Views  -  0 Comments
 The Free State Premier, Ace Magashule, had, a few years ago,  promised to address the backlog of housing in Bohlokong and prioritise the people of Silahliwe Informal Settlement. The informal settlement is one of the oldest and most people are living in poverty.Therefore, Dihlabeng Local... Read Article

NDZ set for QwaQwa

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  35 Views  -  0 Comments
ANC Presidential candidate, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is expected to visit the eastern Free State over the weekend. According to ANC Provincial Spokesperson, Thabo Meeko, Dlamini-Zuma will be delivering the O.R Tambo Memorial Lecture in tribute of celebrating the legacy of the icon.Also accompanying... Read Article

Rural school tops economy competition

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  42 Views  -  0 Comments
Albert Moroka Secondary School, a rural school from Thaba Nchu in the eastern parts of Mangaung, has done it again. This time, the school did not take the number one spot in academic performance in the district, but they have topped this year’s Monetary Policy Committee Schools Challenge.The... Read Article

Missing girl found dead in Mangaung

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  43 Views  -  0 Comments
The body of a six-year-old girl who was reported missing on Saturday October 14 has been found lifeless in Mangaung.According to the police, it is alleged that Sandisiwe Sintwa was taken by a man who was holding a puppy whilst playing with a friend at her home in Chris Hani.Police spokesperson,... Read Article

Mining boss’ murder linked to zama-zamas

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 October 2017  -  104 Views  -  0 Comments
It is still not clear if the murder of employee Simphiwe Kubekha, a regional mine manager of Tshepong and Phakisa mining operations near Welkom, was related to illegal mining.According to Harmony Gold’s spokesperson,  Lauren Fourie, the police and Harmony security are continuing with the... Read Article