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Matrics get inspired by their seniors meeting with SA's Portugal embassador

FS students meet SA's ambassador in Portugal

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  126 Views  -  0 Comments
With just under a month left before the start of National Senior Certificate examinations for grade 12s, learners and educators alike have started to ensure that all is in order for these important exams. Dumelang News caught up with Nontuthuzelo Sebaka, an 18-year-old girl from Springfontein High... Read Article

Journalists sharpen their skills

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  106 Views  -  0 Comments
Like any other art form, journalism is one amongst many that need constant sharpening of skills, especially for those who are practising the craft as a career; this according to Margaret Linstrom, a lecturer at the University of the Free State.The two-day workshop is presented in partnership with... Read Article

Students urged to apply for funding

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  104 Views  -  0 Comments
Two government-owned entities have gone on a fierce drive recruitment of students to ensure that more young people have access to funding for the 2018 academic year.Both the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) were part of about fifty... Read Article

Forgotten candle destroys home

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  62 Views  -  0 Comments
A Bloemfontien man has been left homeless after the candle he used to light up his two-roomed RDP house burned last week.Paseka Mokgahla from Freedom Square, told Dumelang News that he had just got home from work and being exhausted, he fell off to sleep forgetting that he had left the candle... Read Article

“ANC in FS is not anti-NDZ”

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  84 Views  -  0 Comments
ANC in the Free State has come out guns blazing after last week’s reports that it will not be supporting Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s campaign to succeed President Jacob Zuma.In an exclusive interview with Dumelang News, the party’s spokesperson, Thabo Meeko said what Provincial Chairperson of the ANC... Read Article
"We aim to attract the people of South Africa to experience our culture."

Dipontsho cultural festival at MAP officially launched

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  98 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Maluti A Phofung Local municipality, Cllr. Vusi Tshabalala told the ‘People's Paper’ that as the municipality, they aim at ensuring that people experience their culture. He was speaking at the official launch of Dipontsho cultural festival on Sunday at Basotho cultural... Read Article

“Cosatu should avoid being caught up in politics”

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 02 October 2017  -  69 Views  -  0 Comments
Wednesday’s Cosatu strike has been described as an act that had no legitimate crisis but could easily be swayed to get involved in politics. These are the views of an independent political analyst, Dr Sethulego Matebesi, who is based at the University of the Free State.Dr Matebesi was responding to... Read Article

MEC Tate Makgoe launches the 2018 SGB Elections Campaign

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  135 Views  -  0 Comments
Thaba Nchu - With only five months left before the end of term for the current School Governing Body (SGB) members in South Africa, the MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe, encouraged the SGB members to continue with the hard work they are tasked to do. Speaking at the official launch of the 2018 School... Read Article

Court dismisses Gupta case against Bank of Baroda

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  91 Views  -  0 Comments
The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed with costs the case brought by 20 Gupta-owned companies against the Bank of Baroda.The companies were challenging the decision by   to close their last remaining bank account in the country.South Africa's major banks including FNB, Absa and Standbank closed... Read Article

Regulate and encourage responsible drinking

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  81 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN-The Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority (FSGLTA) celebrated Sobriety Awareness Month by hosting a campaign at Norman Double Hall in Heidedal on Tuesday. This annual national campaign is aimed at creating awareness about the adverse effects of alcohol abuse amongst... Read Article
…and restore dignity

Trio determined to fight crime

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  77 Views  -  0 Comments
Having learnt that moral standards, social challenges and crime are ridding the society of its value, the three men from Bloemfontein, Tweespruit and Springfontein respectively, are determined to play their part in the agenda of moral regeneration, crime prevention and restoring human dignity.... Read Article

DESTEA selected the best

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  98 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN- The best of the best in the tourism industry were acknowledged and rewarded for their dedication, passion, professionalism and commitment in serving tourist who travel to the Free State with excellence. In its 5th year running, the Lilizela Tourism Awards are one of the tools that the... Read Article

New Horizon pupil touches the sky in tourism comp

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  73 Views  -  0 Comments
The New Horizon College in Harrismith is proud of its pupils who always shine in their academic performance every year. But this time, they have showed that they can shine even brighter on the tourism front, after winning big at the Provincial Tourism Public Speaking competition held in... Read Article

Much awaited sports centre officially opens

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  926 Views  -  0 Comments
Harrismith - The Executive Mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung, Cllr. Vusi Tshabalala added finishing touches to the newly build Intabazwe Multi-purpose Sports Center when he officially opening it on Friday as he cut the ribbon in front of the joyful residents. Tshabala said the presenting of the sports... Read Article

Mangaung notes deadly potholes with urgency

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  83 Views  -  0 Comments
The Metro has dispatched their in-house team of technical experts to attend to the potholes that are currently irking motoriston  the main busy road that separates ward eleven and seven’s settlements of Turflaagte and Freedom Square.Mangaung’s spokesperson, Qondile Khedama said the matter was... Read Article

Turnaround strategy for Vrede Dairy project approved

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  126 Views  -  0 Comments
The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism, Environmental Affairs and Small Business Development, Dr Benny Malakoane, said a company called Etsho has been appointed by the Free State Development Corporation (FDC) to implement a turnaround strategy over a three year period for the Vrede Dairy project... Read Article

Third annual Free State Youth Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  81 Views  -  0 Comments
Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industry South Africa (Free State) will be hosting the third edition of the Free State Youth Entrepreneurship Awards which will be held in Welkom during the Tourism Month of 2017 today (Friday, 22 September) at Goldfields Casino and Entertainment Centre.The Free State... Read Article

ANC FS ready for congress

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  65 Views  -  0 Comments
The ANC in the province is ready to deliver on convening its provincial elective conference, even before September 30, a deadline that was announced by the party’s Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday.Provincial spokesperson, Thabo Meeko said this in response to the warning that Mantashe... Read Article
“SA has some of the highest data and airtime costs in the world”  …Icasa wants to scrap expiry dates attached to data.  “Data and airtime is a basic need”

Are we being ripped off?

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  79 Views  -  0 Comments
Motorists often complain about fuel price hikes. When that happens, it seems unfair as consumers now receive less ‘juice’ for their rand to make their vehicle go. But, in light of the expiry policy attached to data, also a ‘juice’ that makes ‘their device go’, fuel hikes are not exactly the worst... Read Article
...neighbour appears in court.

4 year old found dead

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017  -  76 Views  -  0 Comments
When Thembi Mkhombeni’s mother heard someone kick open the kitchen door, she did not think much of it, little did she know that it was going to change her life for good. Today she has sleepless nights, knowing that she could not save her little daughter from an attacker. According to Zamdela... Read Article