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Ninth edition of Mangaung Youth Empowerment to be held

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  261 Views  -  0 Comments
The 9th edition of the Mangaung Youth Empowerment Week will he hosted in the City Of Roses from 21 until 24 of March.My Arts International hosted the business networking for young entrepreneurs at the Afrikaans Literature Museum in Bloemfontein.The objective was for youth to network and discuss... Read Article

Clocolan girl raped and mutilated in gang terror

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 February 2018  -  310 Views  -  0 Comments
In what seems to be a gang terror attack on the Hlohlolwane Township of Clocolan in Mantsopa local municipality, has now claimed at least two lives in the past two weeks. On Sunday morning, the family of Mathapelo Tabane made a shocking discovery of their daughter’s body, lying lifeless not far... Read Article
President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit the ground running having delivered the State of the Nation Address already, setting the country on a new dawn. Following that, it is expected that he will bring together a team that will implement his strategies as outlined during SONA. This means that re-shuffling his cabinet is one of the key moves that he is expected to make. Dumelang News took the matter to the streets to hear from the Free State community who they thought was likely to get the axe and if so why.

Public opinion

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  167 Views  -  0 Comments
Khothatso Mokone Mokone said the country needs financial stability and restoration of its status. “For that, I think the first person to get the boot should be the finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and be replaced with former Minister Pravin Gordhan. I am not saying he (Gigaba) is incompetent but I... Read Article
Solomon Nkosi has something to tell in future. PHOTO Dumelang Media

The sky is the limit for Nkosi

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  191 Views  -  0 Comments
Disability does not signal inability. A fourty year old Solomon Nkosi who's totally blind told Dumelang News yesterday. Nkosi who hails in Phuthaditjhaba, Qwaqwa said at the age of four, he has been unfortunate to contact a measles which was diagnosed very late by the doctors. "Unfortunately a left... Read Article
Above(L-R): Principal Provincial Inspector Keabetswe Khateane, Control Provincial Inspector Bongani Dhlamini, Sergeant Fikiswa Matoti, Prinicipal Provincial Inspector Jwalane Thlabane, Control Provincial Inspector Paul Monyobi. Seated (L-R): Chief Director of traffic management in the Free State Nako Ramotsoto, MEC Sam Mashinini and Sergeant SinahMpakane at the briefing. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Mashinini evaluates FS’s road safety campaigns

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  324 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein - MEC for Police, Roads and Transport in the Free State, Sam Mashinini  urged all drivers to obey the rules of the road, earlier this week, in order to help steer the reduction of road fatalities in the province.With the Easter festivities drawing near, police and traffic officers are... Read Article

Dihlabeng FM wins 2018 Station of the year

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  284 Views  -  0 Comments
Bethlehem based Dihlabeng FM has surprised many by scooping top accolades at the recent National Community Radio Station Week(NRCW in Bloemfontein last Friday, by scooping the Station of the year award.This is the highest award offered to the station which has garnered the most votes from its... Read Article
MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Mathabo Leeto and Bloem Water CEO Limakatso Moorosi appeared briefly at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court last Friday on charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Leeto cries “victimisation”

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  305 Views  -  0 Comments
MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Mathabo Leeto has come out and made allegations that she is a victim of a conspiracy of some people in the ANC who do not want to see her ascend for provincial party chairpersonship. She made these allegations at the sidelines of an ANC 106 celebration that was held... Read Article

Condolences pour in for slain teacher

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  253 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Department of Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, sent his condolences to the Motsitsi's family and Reseamohetse School in Theunissen, earlier this week, after learning of the passing of a female teacher, Sarah Motsitsi (26). According to a statement released by Makgoe, Motsitsi was shot dead by... Read Article

Taxing times

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  145 Views  -  0 Comments
Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, delivered his first budget speech on Wednesday in a cloud of uncertainty. Many questioned whether he would be the one to deliver the much-anticipated speech as many opposition parties in parliament has urged president Cyril Ramaphosa to sack Gigaba, accusing him... Read Article
Speaker of the legislature, Mamiki Qabathe said the fact that Premier Magashule will delivering his last SOPA before resigning from office at the end of the financial year, which end next month, does not mean any changes of difference from previous openings of parliament. It is a normal annual SOPA not a farewell for premier. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

Green light for SOPA

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  237 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Premier, Dr. Ace Magashule is expected to deliver his last State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Tuesday evening at the historic Parys’ Afridome Showground. The much anticipated speech which was postponed twice before will mark the ninth that he delivered as premier since ascending the... Read Article

“Cold-blooded attack”

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 21 February 2018  -  307 Views  -  0 Comments
Five police officers killed at the Ngcobo Police Station Police top brass have condemned the “cold-blooded attack” of the police officers stationed at the Ngcobo Police Station in Umtata, Eastern Cape. An unknown group of armed suspects entered the police station in the early hours of this morning... Read Article

Paying suppliers in 30 days

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 21 February 2018  -  233 Views  -  0 Comments
President Ramaphosa said government has received numerous calls to pay suppliers timeously. “A Mr Ismail Ebrahim wrote to us on Facebook. He said: ‘Mr President, I am a small businessman trying to start a business the honest way. I have been sent from pillar to post for the last seven years between... Read Article

President meets young cadets

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 20 February 2018  -  258 Views  -  0 Comments
Meet Ayanda Miya and Mluleki Khwela, two of the cadets who recently returned on the SA training vessel ‘SA Agulhas’ from an 80 day Indian Ocean research voyage.
 Detective Warrant Officer Lawrence Lesala of Selosesha Police managed to apprehend Sello Augustinas Ntheri for rape and murder on the same day of the incident. PHOTO supplied

Fifteen years in jail for an abuser

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 20 February 2018  -  245 Views  -  0 Comments
Selosesha-A 51-year-old abuser was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment for rape before Bloemfontein High Court last Friday.According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Martin Xuma, Selosesha Police were summoned to a crime scene in Morago Trust near Selosesha, Thaba Nchu on the  February 12 . “Police... Read Article

10 private colleges including Bloem exposed for non-compliance

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  473 Views  -  0 Comments
Over 10 private colleges have been exposed for non-compliance with the relevant legislation in the private higher learning sector.The Department of Higher Education and Training recently completed a successful three-week long nationwide inspection and public awareness campaign aimed at enforcing... Read Article

#Budget2018 – No tax relief expected for South Africans

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  361 Views  -  0 Comments
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will this week table the 2018 Budget in Parliament. The much anticipated budget will be tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Appointed to head National Treasury following former President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle in March 2017, Minister Gigaba is set to... Read Article
Some of the shops and bottle stores looted during a shutdown strike in the MAP municipality. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

More arrests are expected in MAP

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  244 Views  -  0 Comments
More arrest could take place against residents who broke into and stole from shops last week during shutdown strike. The Eastern Free State police spokesman Sergeant Mmako Mophiring told Dumelang News yesterday. He was speaking on the looting of shops happened last week during a shutdown strike... Read Article

Q&A with Speaker Mamiki Qabathe

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  383 Views  -  0 Comments
Following the postponement of the much-anticipated opening of parliament in the Free State this week, we caught up with the speaker of the Free State Legislature Mamiki Qabathe during her busy preparations for SOPA to get her thoughts on the event, on politics and more. Madam speaker, the coming... Read Article
ANC Women’s League provincial chairperson Olly Mlamleli plays her cards close to her chest in a matter relating to the ANC provincial leadership preferences. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

ANCWL mum on leadership candidates

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  314 Views  -  0 Comments
ANCWL in the Free State tight-lipped on provincial leadership preferences ahead of province’s ruling party elective conference scheduled for April this year. According to the party’s women wing provincial chairperson Olly Mlamleli, the league will only pronounce its position on leadership... Read Article

Busy week ahead for President Cyril Ramaphosa

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  359 Views  -  0 Comments
Deputy President? – Male or Female ? -  Unity? Cabinet re-shuffle ? Who will GO, Who will Stay?, Who will come in? SONA – Unemployment, Growth, SOEs Budget Speech – Will Vat increase? Will Gigaba deliver budget? History has proven that every new head of state is likely to bring in new members of... Read Article