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(Top) Amanda Fourie teacher at Grey College Pre-primary School helps Juju Andreas, Bernard Richter and Jozua Potggieter with their drawings. (Bottom Left) Mamaki Phalatsane helps Bokang Hlahatsi and Teboho Sebata with school work at Relebelletse Primary school in Phase4 (Bottom Right) Oarabile Vuma bust into tears when her father left her at Relebelletste Primary school based at Phase 4 in Bloemfontein. PHOTO supplied&Dumelang

Rise & shine!

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 19 January 2018  -  120 Views  -  0 Comments
A grand occasion for some, a drag for others; the first day back at school for the start of  the 2018 academic year was as colourful and eventful for all pupils as far as first day back to school goes. Parents did their best to beat the ‘bell’ and get their little ones to school on time, setting... Read Article

Mangaung’s first Mayor buried

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 15 January 2018  -  208 Views  -  0 Comments
Mangaung’s first mayor after the democratic dispensation Jani Mohapi (62) has been buried, he died at Military Hospital in Pretoria. Mohapi died after long illness and left his wife Lentikile Lehoke and son Keorapetse. He was buried last Saturday in Mangaung where speaker after speaker told good... Read Article

Mangaung’s water pipe burst chaos

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 15 January 2018  -  219 Views  -  0 Comments
Traffic congestion, thousands of litres of water lost which left residents dry was the order in the past week in one of Mangaung’s busiest intersections, all that one could see are rubbles of old rotten mega pipes that have been extracted underground by construction workers on siteThis state of... Read Article

Train crash - 15 still missing

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 15 January 2018  -  133 Views  -  0 Comments
The Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) has prohibited the use of the manual signalling system after the recent rail accidents in the Free State and Germiston. The prohibition is likely to affect over 2 million people across the country. RSR said the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) must... Read Article
Renewal and revival of the party - In the build up to the ANC’s main celebration tomorrow in East London, the ANC NEC members have been criss-crossing the country as they embarked on a road show paying homage to the founding fathers of the oldest liberation moment on the African continent. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

ANC on unity quest...

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 15 January 2018  -  92 Views  -  0 Comments
EAST LONDON - It is all systems go for the African National Congress’ 106 year celebration which will be held this weekend in the Eastern Cape. It is expected that dinner will be well served tonight at the gala event ahead of the main celebrations tomorrow at ABSA Stadium in East London were ANC... Read Article

FS mourn King Mopeli

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 09 January 2018  -  882 Views  -  0 Comments
On Tuesday, the Free State provincial government represented by MEC for Department of COGTA and Human Settlements honourable Sisi Ntombela, Director General, Kopung Ralikontsane, Deputy Director General for Free State Traditional Affairs, Me. Annah Buthelezi, Maluti A Phofung Municipal officials... Read Article

75.1% matric pass rate for 2017

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 08 January 2018  -  205 Views  -  0 Comments
The matric class of 2017 have achieved a pass rate of 75.1%‚ up from 72.5% the previous year. According to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, this is still down from a peak of 78.2% of matriculants who passed in 2013.Motshekga announced the results last night SABC headquarters in a live... Read Article

"Transformation needs education" - Ace

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 08 January 2018  -  128 Views  -  0 Comments
The dream of radical economic transformation cannot be reached without adequately educated society, Premier Ace Magashule said during the well-done function of the matric class of 2017 held at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein on Friday.“As the ANC, we have adopted a resolution... Read Article

Notion of recalling Zuma dismissed - Mantashe

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 08 January 2018  -  128 Views  -  0 Comments
African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson Gwede Mantashe has dismissed any notion of the governing party recalling President Jacob Zuma as head of state. This follows reports that fresh attempts are underway to remove Zuma from office. Mantashe’s warning comes amid mounting calls on the newly... Read Article

Farmer saved little boy from burning train

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 08 January 2018  -  126 Views  -  0 Comments
A farmer was one of the first people on the scene of the train crash in Kroonstad. Jaco de Wet said he tried rescuing people who were trapped inside the wreckage. He said he managed to save a little boy from the flames but couldn’t free a woman trapped between two benches. She asked him to please... Read Article

Fatal crash claims 14 lives

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 08 January 2018  -  641 Views  -  0 Comments
HENNENMAN - Mop up operations were in full force yesterday (Friday) following a fatal crash between a truck and a Shosholoza passenger train which took place on Thursday morning between Hennenman and Kroonstad. ON Thursday, Acting CEO of the rail division of the Passenger Rail Agency of South... Read Article
We are the Champions! - Five of the best learners that added to Free States accolades for the class of matric 2017 who were rewarded on Friday. Ansune Naude from Eunice SS, Johaness Stephanus Van Jaarsveld from St Andrew’s CS, Julius Phole Mofo Mofokeng from Mampoi SS, Chatariena Anna Venter from Witteberg SS and Gidion Lekgotla Mashiane from Tsebo SS made up the best in the province. Below are members of the Free State Provincial government and local government seen at the well-done function at CUT,PHOTOD

Free state retains top spot

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 08 January 2018  -  367 Views  -  0 Comments
According to the MEC of Education, Tate Makgoe, for the province to retain its number one spot in the Matric results outcome for the class of 2017 is nothing but a serious commitment from all educational stakeholders to ensure that they all speak in one voice to raise the bar of education.  He was... Read Article

Death toll rises in train accident

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 04 January 2018  -  205 Views  -  0 Comments
According to the Acting CEO of the rail division of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), Mthura Swartz, fatalities in a crash between a truck and the Shosholoza Meyl passenger train this morning at a railway crossing between Hennenman and Kroonstad have risen to fourteen. Swartz has... Read Article

Ace remains ANC SG after recount

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 December 2017  -  252 Views  -  0 Comments
Following a dispute over 68 (63) votes not included in the final tally for the ANC’s top six leadership elections, it has been reported that Ace Magashule will remain the governing party’s secretary-general. Rules and regulations governing elections dictate that before any person can cast a vote,... Read Article

ANC to amend section 25 on land expropriation

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 December 2017  -  220 Views  -  0 Comments
Enoch Godongwana, Chairperson of the ANC's Economic Transformation Commission , declared that they want the NEC to move to amend S25 of the Constitution in respect of expropriation. The ANC’s Economic Transformation head, Enoch Godongwana says the National Executive Committee will initiate... Read Article

“Single purpose – the service of our people”-Cyril

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 December 2017  -  335 Views  -  0 Comments
In delivering their first speeches on Wednesday evening, the newly elected General Secretary and President of the ANC, Ace Magashule and Cyril Ramaphosa spoke in one voice of unity. “We have also committed to speed up programmes of providing basic services to all the people of our country; and in... Read Article

FS nurse scoops excellence award

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 December 2017  -  161 Views  -  0 Comments
Angelina Vermeulen of Itekeng Support Group 24/7 Care Centre in the Free State was recognised among eight other finalists as the country’s most caring nurse at the twenty-first annual Marilyn Lahana Trust Caring Awards. The awards were hosted by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) in... Read Article

Accident in Kzn

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 December 2017  -  136 Views  -  0 Comments
Two people have been killed and two injured in a horrific single-vehicle crash on the Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi around 3 am on Tuesday morning. Just after 3 am Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a single vehicle had somehow lost control and collided with a tree just before... Read Article

Fatal minibus taxi rollover on the R707

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 December 2017  -  150 Views  -  0 Comments
A minibus taxi overturned on Tuesday in the Free State near  the R707 between Marquard & Senekal. 1 Fatality was reported on scene while 4 people sustained moderate injuries with 7 were lucky to walk away with minor injuries. All the injured people were transported to Itemoheng Hospital in... Read Article

Hawks officials arrested for R1 million armed robbery

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 December 2017  -  135 Views  -  0 Comments
The Gauteng Head of the Hawks Major General Prince Mokotedi said expressed shock and disappointment by the arrest of the two members of the Hawks and a detective following the arrest by the Serious Corruption Unit on Monday. The three, Warrant Officer Tefo Maimane (49), Warrant Officer Eric Melaphi... Read Article