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Mandela foundation want old flag banned

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  174 Views  -  0 Comments
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has asked the courts to ban "gratuitous displays" of the apartheid-era South African flag.The foundation argues public displays of the flag amounts to "hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment".The flag, it added, was a celebration of the crime against... Read Article

Restoration work begins at burnt City Hall

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  246 Views  -  0 Comments
Work has begun on the restoration of a historic Bloemfontein City Hall planned to be utilised as a tourist attraction centre.This morning, the Mayor of Mangaung Metro Municipality Olly Mlamleli handed over a phase1 contract to Acorn contraction company in Bloemfontein to start the cleaning process... Read Article
Premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule took time after #SOPA2018 to talk to Dumelang News. He shared some of his most memorable moments in his 10 year  leadership of the Free State government and the road ahead in his new post at ANC headquarters in Johannesburg. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Q&A with Premier Ace Magashule

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  190 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Premier Ace Magashule has, this week, delivered his last State of the Province Address as the premier of the province.  Dumelang News caught up with him  after SOPA to speak about his decade long leadership and the advise he has for his successor! Premier, first of all congratulations on... Read Article
 Premier of the Free State, Dr. Ace Magashule, MEC for DESTEA Dr. Benny Malakoane, the Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality, Joey Mochela launched Parys SMME Hub as part of government’s support of township enterprise development in townships last week. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Ngwathe opens its doors to SMMEs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  207 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality Mayor, Joey Mochela, welcomed the opening of the new SMME Hub in the form of container working spaces for small business; a project that the municipality initiated in partnership with the provincial government. “This is a step closer to achieving... Read Article

Children showcase their talents

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  185 Views  -  0 Comments
“We cannot stop showing our children with disability the best way of life”. With a view to provide an avenue for special children to let their imagination loose, the Zoe dance academy in partnership with Tswelopele Art and Culture hosted a platform for them to compete on various categories.... Read Article
:Young professional model who encourages other models to take education seriously. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Beauty pageant encourages models to study

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  173 Views  -  0 Comments
BRANDFORT-The 22 year old model from Brandfort Olorato Malotle is passionate and talented.Olorato,a third year education student at Central University Of Technology  also encourages young girls in the industry to take education seriously.Recently the beauty pageant was among the speakers invited by... Read Article

Nala mayor under fire over overseas trips

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  187 Views  -  0 Comments
Poor service delivery, electricity cut-offs due to non-payment to Eskom and total neglect of municipal affairs were amongst allegation levelled against the Mayor of Nala Local Municipality, Theko Mogoje. EFF council in the municipality, Phaki Mafojane told the SABC that the mayor is also constantly... Read Article

School feeding scheme under spotlight

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  113 Views  -  0 Comments
The Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector needs urgent attention despite increase in the number of children who accessed ECD components. Premier of the Free State, Dr Ace Magashule, expressed concerns over the sector after a report from the office of the Statistician General, Risenga Maluleke,... Read Article

Coalition Crisis…

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  216 Views  -  0 Comments
The motion on the expropriation of land without compensation from the EFF which parliament adopted on Tuesday, has sparked a new rift between the EFF and the DA who are in a coalition  government in 3 metros of the country. This ideology difference on land policy has gone to a point where EFF’s... Read Article

ANCFS seeks new executive

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  118 Views  -  0 Comments
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State is seeking to choose within the next two weeks a new provincial executive, Provincial Task Team Co-ordinator William Bulwane has said. Without giving the exact venue of the party polls to choose a new provincial leadership, Bulwane said the... Read Article
A letter signed by Xhariep District Municipality’s Municipal Manager, Lebohang Moletsane, apologised to municipal staff for once again having to inform them that there would be delays to the payment of salaries due to the municipality’s current financial situation. PHOTO supplied melang Media

Salaries debacle in Xhariep unsolved

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  130 Views  -  0 Comments
Devastated staff and official at the Xhariep District Municipality have expressed their anger for not getting paid their salaries by downing their tools as of Monday this week. According to one of the leaders of the protest over salaries, Frans van Wyk, they have not received their salaries for the... Read Article

President appoints comms. Manager

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  154 Views  -  0 Comments
Former ANC National Communication Manager, Khusela Diko, has been appointed as the spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa.“The Presidency is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Khusela Diko as the spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa with effect from 12 March 2018,” said the... Read Article
A head on collision was reported as having happened about 10 kilometres from Smithfield to Reddersburg.PHOTO Supplied

Head-on collision claims one life

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  165 Views  -  0 Comments
Another life was lost on Free State roads when a head-on collision occurred early last week, about 10 kilometres from Smithfield to Reddersburg in the Mohokare Local Municipality region. According to Free State Emergency Medical Services, upon arrival at the accident scene, the two motorists were... Read Article

Ramaphosa rings in the changes

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 27 February 2018  -  168 Views  -  0 Comments
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to the National Executive and the appointment of David Mabuza as the new Deputy President of the Republic.Nhlanhla Nene, who held the post once before, has been appointed as Minister of Finance.In a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on... Read Article

Calm restored after Phase7 service delivery protests erupt

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  161 Views  -  0 Comments
Police have managed to restore calm after five hours of clashes by irate  residents of Phase7 in Mangaung Bloemfontein this morning. Motorist and taxis woke-up on Monday morning with shock after residents barricaded the R702 road to Dewetsdorp near Grootvlei Prison with stones and burning tyres... Read Article

“It is clear that we do not have absentee landlord…”

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  168 Views  -  0 Comments
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to withdraw the appeal at the Constitutional Court against the court ruling that NPA head, Shaun Abrahams, should vacate his position. On Friday evening, President Ramaphosa... Read Article

Spate of break-ins hits Tumahole hard

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  244 Views  -  0 Comments
In recent weeks, residents of Tumahole have been battling sleepless nights over a spate of break-ins that has taken over the area of Parys situated in Ngwathe Local Municipality.Dumelang News has received numerous calls from angry and concerned readers who alleged that they have experienced break-... Read Article

ANN7 raided by Home Affairs

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  221 Views  -  0 Comments
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed a raid at the offices of ANN7’s television station’s offices in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, according to the SABC.  It says this is part of its investigation into allegations that certain employees from India, who are employed by the company do not... Read Article
The Free State city of Welkom sees rise in poverty, crime and unemployment due to the recent decline and continuing closure of mining shafts. PHOTO supplied

Welkom face decline mining scale aftermath

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  236 Views  -  0 Comments
The recent decline and continuing closure of mining shafts in the second-largest mining city of the Free State, Welkom has significantly impacted the lives of its residents in a negative way.According to reports, the mining scale downgrade has resulted in a higher rate of unemployment, poverty and... Read Article

Traffic officer arrested with counterfeit notes

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  238 Views  -  0 Comments
Dealesville - A 43-year-old Traffic officer based in Dealesville is in police custody after been arrested for illegal  possession of counterfeit money during a surprise sting police operation.The arrest follows after the local business owners in Dealesville lodged several complaints to the police... Read Article