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Speaker gives secret ballot go ahead

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 07 August 2017  -  26 Views  -  0 Comments
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has announced that the voting in the motion of no confidence in the President will be done by a means of a secret ballot. The Speaker said this when she briefed journalists at the Chamber of Good Hope in Parliament on Monday. Making the announcement, the... Read Article

Msibi wins big at the Female Entrepreneur Awards

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 07 August 2017  -  48 Views  -  0 Comments
VENTERSBURG – Celebrating women’s month and the legacy of the long serving President of the African National Congress (ANC), OR Tambo, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Free State announced the winners of this year’s Female Entrepreneur Awards at a gala dinner in... Read Article

Maluti schools set the stage on fire

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  22 Views  -  0 Comments
Following the quest for talent at institutions on 02nd August 2017 eleven schools from Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality were amongst the schools from various municipalities within the Free State that participated in this year’s Launch of Performing Arts and Culture of the Free State (PACOFS)... Read Article

SABC on the road for policy review

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  21 Views  -  0 Comments
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) public broadcaster Lesedi FM lead by station Manager Dirara Mokoena visited Thabo Mofutsanyana to get views from the community regarding the editorial policy.Lesedi FM was joined by Thabo Mofutsanyana district Municipality, South African post office and... Read Article

Mangaung Metro committed to fix burst pipes

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  26 Views  -  0 Comments
The Mangaung Metro issued a statement responding to Democratic Alliance’s (DA) litigation against its Manager Advocate Tankiso Mea on Wednesday, promising to fix broken pipes.  The Mangaung Metro spokesman Qondile Khedama said the municipality was working hard to replace and patch dilapidated... Read Article

Membership audit delays conference

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  22 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State provincial elective conference of the African National Congress (ANC) has been delayed by just a day due to auditing of the branches.The spokesperson of the ANC in the Free State, Thabo Meeko, said they were waiting for the Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, to give them the green-... Read Article

South African Red-cross fire awareness campaign

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  20 Views  -  0 Comments
South African Red-cross Society in partnership with Mangaung Fire department, Shoprite Soup project and Ala yen Foundation visited the resident Turlaagte kasi and the residents of Khayelitsha Informal settlement on Wednesday. The aim of the visit was to dish out food to the elderly people and the... Read Article

Women farmers to be honoured

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  35 Views  -  0 Comments
VENTERSBURG – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Free State will be announcing the winners of this year’s Female Entrepreneur Awards which are scheduled to take place this afternoon at Aldam Resort just outside Ventersburg.The annual Provincial Female Entrepreneur Awards are... Read Article

Stuttaford Van Lines charged for collusive tendering

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  13 Views  -  0 Comments
Furniture removal company, Stuttaford Van Lines, on Wednesday was charged with 649 counts of collusive tendering relating to hundreds of government tenders issued for furniture transportation. The Competition Commission, which charged Stuttaford, said this included tenders issued by the Presidency... Read Article

No axe for Free State Pick n' Pay workers

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  51 Views  -  0 Comments
On Monday, giant retailer, Pick n' Pay's Head of Strategy, David North, said more than 3500 workers had applied for voluntary retirement from their head office, provincial offices, store operations and supply chain.He said the workers were not forced to resign because the retail shop contributed to... Read Article

New CEO geared to fly SAA out of turbulence

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  20 Views  -  0 Comments
Vodacom COO Vuyani Jarana has been appointed as new CEO of  South African Airways. He will be the first permanent CEO of the battling state airline since November 2015. The finance ministry says cabinet has approved Jarana's appointment. He will commence his duties after his current employer has... Read Article

Astute Judge to be laid to rest

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  30 Views  -  0 Comments
Revered judge of the Free State High Court, Justice Khalipi Jacob Moloi (71), who passed away last week, is expected to be buried today in Kestell.Justice Moloi had presided over a number of criminal cases during his tenure at the Free State High Court, which saw many offenders locked in prison for... Read Article

Siyandisa Foundation awards FS's superhero pupils

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  24 Views  -  0 Comments
About 25 courageous grade 12 pupils in the Free State, who  excelled at academic level despite tremendous personal challenges, were awarded the first Siyandisa Foundation Scholarships. The ceremony was held at the Siyandisa Offices in Bloemfontein.The Siyandisa Foundation (SF) was established by... Read Article

Princess consoled after human trafficking ordeal

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  57 Views  -  0 Comments
Lured beauty queen, Princess Mahlangu (24) from Qwaqwa is home safe and sound and recovering from the traumatic experience of the human trafficking saga she experienced in Malaysia earlier this week. Mahlangu made a name for herself as a beauty queen after winning several beauty pageants in the... Read Article

Operation Hlasela bring smiles to Kroonstad

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 August 2017  -  60 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Premier Ace Magashule led a cleaning campaign in Kroonstad, Moqhaka Municipality on Thursday through the highly successful operation Hlasela, together with his executive members.The delegation which was made up of MEC Tate Makgoe, Oupa Khoabane, Sisi Ntombela, Limakatso Mahasa, Sam... Read Article

SABC can't touch Hlaudi pension

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 03 August 2017  -  22 Views  -  0 Comments
Johannesburg - The SABC interim board’s bid to recoup money from former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will fail, his lawyer Zola Majavu told News24 on Wednesday. "We wrote to the pension fund to find out if it was possible for the SABC to take away his pension. They wrote back saying that this can... Read Article

SA population grows

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 01 August 2017  -  35 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa’s mid-year population has increased by close to a million from 2016 to 2017, says Statistician-General Pali Lehohla. Lehohla on Monday released the mid-year population estimates 2017, which indicate that South Africa’s mid-year population is at 56.52 million. This shows an increase of... Read Article

7% decline in prenatal deaths

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 01 August 2017  -  25 Views  -  0 Comments
Perinatal deaths have declined by nearly 7% from 2014 to 2015 in South Africa. Statistician General Pali Lehohla on Monday said perinatal deaths stood at 21 378 in 2015, down from 22 948 in 2014. This represents a decline of 6.8%, a figure Lehohla said can be reduced further by effective and... Read Article

Tourism month launched

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  32 Views  -  0 Comments
The Chief Executive Officer of Tourism SA on Wednesday night called on all South Africans to promote tourism to help improve the local economy.“The #Idotourism and #Wedotourism campaign is a movement and call to action for all South Africans, we all have a role to play in tourism,” Sisa Ntshona... Read Article
“Madiba repeatedly communicated to us an imperative not to be tripped up by a desire to protect him."

'Mandela’s Last Years' - withdrawn

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  26 Views  -  0 Comments
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has torn into Madiba’s former doctor over his book 'Mandela’s Last Years', saying that Dr Vejay Ramlakan’s book “demonstrates both ignorance and prejudice” and overstepped the mark.In a statement issued on Thursday evening‚ the foundation said it welcomed the decision... Read Article

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