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Agri Dept gives food to learners

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  27 Views  -  0 Comments
THABONG - In honour of the legacy of  former statesman, Nelson Mandela, on Monday the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development identified 120 needy learners from Seabo Primary School in Welkom to be recipients of food parcels, blankets and sanitary towels. The donation was made... Read Article

Organisation blesses the needy

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  24 Views  -  0 Comments
It was joyous occasion when the 'Blessed to Bless Other Organisation’ put a smile on the faces of the disabled children of Soutpan by donating food, clothes, toiletries, a paraffin-stove and other items to them.The handover was done on Saturday at the Soutpan township.The ‘Blessed to Bless Others... Read Article

Beneficiaries appreciate gesture

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  27 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - As part of celebration the international icon, Nelson Mandela, Dumelang News, Windmill Casino, Sasko, Webber Wentzel Attorneys, Ecoh Multimedia, Capitec Bank and some members of the community prepared delicious food and packed food parcels for children at the Talitha Cumi Safe Havens... Read Article

Health Dept confirms no crisis at Govt. Mortuary

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  14 Views  -  0 Comments
The Department of Health in the Free State has ensured that the strike which started on Wednesday was under control, so that essential services continued.According to the Health Spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, the department has made a plan to ensure that there was no backlog in performing autopsy and... Read Article

Sign language to become official

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  23 Views  -  0 Comments
The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed steps taken by the Constitutional Review Committee of Parliament to finally recommend that South African Sign Language (SASL) be given official status.The committee is recommending that section 6 (1) and (5) (a) be amended to include SASL... Read Article
Free State Black Business Chamber should be agents of change

Minister Zulu pledges support for Zwane

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  26 Views  -  0 Comments
Minister of Small Businesses Development, Lindiwe Zulu, said she supported Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, for his radical mining charter that has angered big business. Zulu delivered her speech at PACOFS where she pointed out that for small business to grow it needed support from the... Read Article

Improved access for Black Industrialists

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  17 Views  -  0 Comments
As the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) marks some successes with its Black Industrialists Programme, the department and financial institution First National Bank (FNB) have inked a deal that will pave the way for improved access to finance for black industrialists.A collaborative pledge,... Read Article

Young cricketer dies in hit-and-run

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  22 Views  -  0 Comments
A 14 year old cricketer in Odendaalsrus east of Welkom was killed in a hit and run accident just after alighting from a school bus on Wednesday. Karel Minnie (14) was a bowler and had been awarded best player in the under 13 bowler category of his school for 2016. He played for HTS Welkom where he... Read Article

Basotho medicinal plants book publiched

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  30 Views  -  0 Comments
Prof Rodney Moffett from the University of the Free State has recently published his third book, Basotho Medicinal Plants – Meriana ya Dimela Tsa Basotho. This latest offering deals only with medicinal uses and is based on the data from his first book, Sesotho Plant and Animal Names and Plants Used... Read Article

"You are all stars to me" - Wayde's dad

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  23 Views  -  0 Comments
Learners from Olympia Primary School were told on Tuesday that they were stars during an event that saw the donation of 1400 food parcels from Vodacom to them.Sitting on the paved ground, pupils from grade 1 to grade 7 listened attentively as a number of motivational speakers, including the likes... Read Article

Tshabalala tells entrepreneurs to follow their dreams

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  23 Views  -  0 Comments
Maluti-A-Phofung Executive Mayor, Vusimusi Tshabalala, told a number of local entrepreneurs to follow their passion at the Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli hospital.Tshabalala was speaking to a group of hairdressers and salon owners recently, on how they could join hands together to form cooperative so... Read Article
A Fraudster lawyer scored own goal

Fraudster lawyer jailed

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  30 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - On Wednesday, the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court sentenced Jacobus Samuel Gous, a 44 year old legal practitioner for defrauding his clients an amount of R138 000.Magistrate S Maqubela, when delivering his sentence, pointed out that Gous defrauded Mmamakhetha Seseane of R100 000 in... Read Article

"Be Patriotic like the Rwandans" - Magashule

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  16 Views  -  0 Comments
The Premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule, implored South Africans to be patriotic by putting the interests of the country first at all time.Magashule was delivering a keynote address at the launch of the Free State Black Business Chamber (FSBBC)at PACOFS on Tuesday night. He had just returned... Read Article
“Free State has set the pace and other provinces should emulate what the province was doing for the business community”

FSBBC receives R5m boost

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  54 Views  -  0 Comments
The newly formed Free State Black Business Chamber (FSBBC) was launched on Tuesday night at the Performing Arts Center of the Free State, receiving a whopping R5million. The launch of the FSBBC was attended by business people from all walks of life ranging from Chinese, Indian, White and Black... Read Article

Back to school

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 24 July 2017  -  54 Views  -  0 Comments
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has welcomed back learners and teachers from the school holiday. All roads led back to school on Monday morning after a three-week long break. Minister Motshekga said she hoped that both learners and educators are well rested after the winter break and are... Read Article

Cocaine intercepted at OR Tambo

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 24 July 2017  -  39 Views  -  0 Comments
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) intercepted 26kg of cocaine worth an estimated R7.4 million at OR Tambo International Airport. Friday’s bust happened when customs officials and detector dogs intercepted the cocaine cosmetics from Sao Paolo, Brazil, in transit to the Democratic Republic of... Read Article
Dumelang News in partnership with Sun Windmil for Mandela Day

Mandela Day celebrated all over Free State

Photo Gallery  -  Posted on Friday, 21 July 2017  -  132 Views  -  0 Comments
Mandela Day (commemorated on Nelson Mandela's birthday on July 18) as declared by the United Nations was celebrated in earnest on Tuesday by all  people throughout the world with many and varying activities of kindness to their less fortunate fellow citizens.As was expected, all private businesses... Read Article
 Volunteers pack food parcels in buckets at Grey college. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Going big on Mandela day

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 21 July 2017  -  30 Views  -  0 Comments
Telecommunication giant company, Vodacom, and Gift of the Givers handed out 5000 food parcels in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, packed in 20 litre buckets to deserving school children.Marketing Manager at Vodacom, Marelize Beukes, said Vodacom together with Gift of the Givers, the Department of Basic... Read Article
Revenue rose 8% but profit plunged

Eskom executives say the power utility is financially sound

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 21 July 2017  -  32 Views  -  0 Comments
Eskom has denied being broke and plans to institute disciplinary proceedings against its former CEO.This action comes against the backdrop of growing graft, governance and financial concerns at the power utility.This was revealed at its financial results briefing held in Johannesburg. The results... Read Article

Massive job losses for Kopanong

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 21 July 2017  -  17 Views  -  0 Comments
AngloGold Ashanti is underway with the retrenchment of 8 500 miners in three mines in the Free State and Gauteng.The world's third-largest gold miner earlier announced that it would reduce its South African workforce by a third.Some of its mines have reached the end of their economic lives.After... Read Article