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Rutanang receives equipped library

By New Trends Reporter The Free State Department of Education continues to make inroads in seeking to improve the quality of education offered at public schools especially those situated in locations and on farms. Speaking at the handover of a container to be used as a library at Rutanang Primary …

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SOPA prioritises education, roads, health

By Chamu Wilson The Free State government has set out to improve education, roads network, public housing, health provision, among others. Delivering her maiden State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the University of Free State South Campus on Tuesday (19 Feb), Free State Premier, Sefora Sisi Ntombela, detailed a …

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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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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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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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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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Dam levels decline further

Dam levels in Free State province have continued to steadily decline on the back of a lack of rainfall in the past couple of days. According to figures released by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in the province on Wednesday (16 January), although the overall provincial dam level …

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