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Deal breathes life into ‘white elephant’

By Chamu Wilson The Intermodal Public Transport Facility (IPTF) situated in downtown Bloemfontein which has been the subject of much discussion since its completion in 2010 will soon be expected to contribute meaningfully to the economy of Mangaung. This follows the official signing of an agreement that will see the …

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Ntombela to deliver maiden SOPA

By Chamu Wilson The year 2018 will see two State of the Province Addresses (SOPAs) being delivered in the Free State as will be the case in all the other provinces of South Africa. The current Premier, Sefora Sisi Ntombela, will tomorrow (19 Feb) deliver the first SOPA at the …

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Prayers for road safety

By Dean Phara In a bid to find a way to reduce the high road carnage, The Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport this week organised a prayer session at Tumisang Primary School in Senekal, which saw church members from different denominations seeking divine intervention for road safety. …

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Feeding families by sitting ….. on nothing!

By Chamu Wilson A 26 year old man hailing from Sebokeng has found a way of tricking the force of gravity by comfortably sitting in thin air with nothing, well, seemingly nothing, supporting his weight. The unmistakable look of awe on the face of onlookers as the brain registers that …

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Schools sharpen water awareness through competition

By Dean Phara Grade Six learners from all the five districts of the Free State province battled it out for top honours in the Baswa Le Meetse (Youth in Water) provincial competition at Bon Hotel in Bloemfontein on Friday 08 February. Organised by the Department of Water and Sanitation in …

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VKB Knights hitting cancer for SIX

The Free State provincial cricket franchise, VKB Knights, have decided to go “pink” and hit cancer for six during the 2018/19 Momentum One Day Cup which gets underway this weekend. The Bloemfontein-based side will be donning kits with some pink strips in a move meant to raise funds in support …

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Tackle unemployment, corruption – Ramaphosa told

By Dean Phara President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow (Thursday 07 Feb) present his second State Of the Nation Address (SONA) with citizens calling for the creation of job opportunities as well as putting a stop to corruption which has compromised service delivery in most state-owned enterprises and municipalities. Residents of …

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FS Legislature joins final voter registration campaign

Bloemfontein – The Free State Legislature (FSL) will this weekend join a host of government departments, political parties and civic groups in a series of activities meant to encourage eligible voters to register for the 2019 general elections. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will be conducting the final phase of …

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Music legend dies

Legendary Zimbabwean musician, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died. Tuku, as his legion of fans affectionately called him, passed on at around 1400Hrs on Wednesday (23 Jan) at Avenues Clinic, a private hospital in Harare after suffering from heart complications since December last year. He was 66. A true musical genius whose …

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Inmates register for elections

By Dean Phara Inmates from Bloemfontein’s Grootvlei Correctional Centre joined their colleagues from other centres across the country in registering to cast their votes in the forthcoming general elections set for May. The exercise, conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on 22 – 23 January, is meant to ensure …

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