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Silver Award for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Silver Award for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Free State  Department of Agriculture and Rural Development was awarded a silver award for overall stall for displaying its programmes and services at the Annual Bloem Show Exhibitions. Veterinary Services and Research each received Gold [...]

Transformation is imperative – Leeto

Transformation is imperative – Leeto

The sports MEC is certain expansive development can lead to the realisation of transformation ideals The Free State MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation, Mathabo Leeto, has stressed that transformation is a necessary national goal [...]

MEC wants baby dumpers punished

MEC wants baby dumpers punished

… No excuse to throw away babies when there are so many shelters willing to look after the little ones, Ntombela Social development MEC Sisi Ntombela has called on the courts to impose stiffer penalties on [...]

Rogue cops – govt cracks whip

Rogue cops – govt cracks whip

28 police officers fired, including veteran of 49 years of service who turned armed robber Between them, Warrant Officer Mbulelo Samson Jaho and Constable Sebolai Hendrik Molete had clocked nearly 90 years of service with the [...]

Red tape hampers SMMEs growth

Red tape hampers SMMEs growth

Department takes the bull by the horns to ensure small business development, and growth… Government red tape continues to top the list of bottlenecks hampering the growth and development of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME’s) [...]

Medical supplies adequate: Malakoane

Medical supplies adequate: Malakoane

Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane says there were adequate supplies of medicines and consumables at regional hospitals across the province over the past year and assured the public that the department was working to ensure [...]

Taking sport to higher level

Taking sport to higher level

As MEC announces government’s plans to intensify sport development and to upgrade sport infrastructure The MEC for sports, arts, culture and recreation Mathabo Leeto has unveiled plans to boost sport in the Free State and ensure [...]

All set for OR Tambo marathon

All set for OR Tambo marathon

The Free State department of sport, arts, culture and recreation says registrations for the inaugural Free State OR Tambo Marathon are now open. The Free State OR Tambo marathon is a first of its kind to [...]

Mayor: broken families worsen drug abuse

Mayor: broken families worsen drug abuse

Govt to expand prevention and treatment services to cater for growing problem The breakdown in the family unit is one of the main reasons for the spike in drug and alcohol abuse among the youths as [...]

R1bn home building plan

R1bn home building plan

5 016 housing units to be built and 7 449 sites serviced Informal settlements across the province to be upgraded More than 5 000 houses will be built and more than 7 000 sites serviced over the next 12 [...]

Rockman’s pro-poor budget

Rockman’s pro-poor budget

Tight financial control measures, only essential activities to get funding Support for poor to continue accessing basic services maintained The Free State government will spend nearly three quarters of revenue on the social sector cluster, under [...]

Manyoni: hard work paid off

Manyoni: hard work paid off

Says metro was financially unstable, depended on government funding Now one of the most financially sound, with lowest debt to revenue ratio Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality executive mayor Thabo Manyoni says he is happy with the achievements [...]

Hospitals get funds for equipment

Hospitals get funds for equipment

The Free State department of health will focus on refurbishing equipment at health centres in the province in order to improve efficiency and avoid spending large sums of money on fixing broken down equipment. Treasury MEC [...]

Education gets lion’s share

Education gets lion’s share

As department  improves utilisation of funds The Free State department of education has once again received the largest portion of the provincial budget as the province strives to fast-track transformation and improve people’s lives, treasury MEC [...]

Govt mulls re-testing drivers

Govt mulls re-testing drivers

Drivers of government vehicles to be re-tested and issued with a second licence, Komphela Free State MEC for police, roads and transport Butana Komphela says all government employees wishing to use state vehicles will soon be [...]

FS schools go digital

FS schools go digital

Grade 8 classes at three schools in the province went digital last weekend after learning solutions company Pearson South Africa partnered with the Free State Department of Education to introduce an e-learning pilot project aimed at [...]

R10 billion projects for economic zone

R10 billion projects for economic zone

… We want a Mangaung that can grow and can produce opportunities for us all, Sonzane The Maluti-A-Phofung Economic Development Zone has received letters of commitment from at least 13 companies from around the world which [...]

No early sex – cops tell learners

No early sex – cops tell learners

… as they warn of rising cases of rape of women in Viljoenskroon Police from the service’s crime prevention unit and its women’s network, as well as department of health representatives, last week visited schools in [...]

More stadiums for FS

More stadiums for FS

The Free State government is set to build more stadiums across the province during the 2016/2017 financial year, said Premier Ace Magashule who delivered his annual State of the Province Address at the University of the [...]

Mlamleli hails municipalities task team

Mlamleli hails municipalities task team

Calls for more work to ensure all local authorities achieve clean audits Corporative governance MEC Olly Mlamleli has hailed a government task team for the work it is doing helping municipalities improve administration and management of [...]

Wasteful small business warned

Wasteful small business warned

Mashinini warns small business owners against unhealthy reliance on the government for survival The MEC of small business, economic development and tourism in the province, Sam Mashinini, has outlined plans to capacitate small businesses to be [...]

School gets new classrooms

School gets new classrooms

New classrooms and other facilities built at Ntsu Secondary School to replace the makeshift asbestos structures the Bethlehem school has been using will help to inspire pupils to do their best in their studies, the school’s [...]

Digital Free State on the horizon

Digital Free State on the horizon

“The basic focus of Operation Hlasela is to embark on targeted interventions to achieve maximum impacts in line with the movement’s vision of the attainment of a National Democratic Society (NDS)”, Premier Ace Magashule. True to [...]

Dept to monitor principals appointment

Dept to monitor principals appointment

The Free State department of basic education says it will be closely involved in the appointment of principals in schools in the province to ensure that the positions were filled by the right candidates. The proposal [...]

Free State Government land a helping hand

Free State Government land a helping hand

On the 18th of November 2015, Premier Ace Magashule, to­gether with his executive council, through operation hlasela, vis­ited Cornelia Township in Fezile Dabi to monitor the progress on government projects aimed at improving the living standards [...]

Matric star won’t leave Free State

Matric star won’t leave Free State

‘I want to remain in the Free State, home is where the heart is, I am a proud Free Stater’ The Free State’s top-performing matriculant, Johan Brits, who got seven distinctions and wants to study actuarial [...]

Arrive Healthy campaign hailed

Arrive Healthy campaign hailed

People traveling on the N3 highway in eastern Free State last Sunday have hailed an initiative by the provincial health department in which officials conducted health checks on travellers and offered advice on their health. Dubbed [...]

Govt officials told to pay artists on time

Govt officials told to pay artists on time

Government officials who fail to fail to release payment for artists on time should be held accountable for their actions as they were compromising the entertainers professionally, Premier Ace Magashule said. The premier said this when [...]

Govt donates spaza shops

Govt donates spaza shops

Bizniz in a Box programme seen helping fight unemployment, xenophobia Sixty-six youths from Matjhabeng local municipality will receive spaza shops and stock worth more than R4 million under what is undoubtedly one of the most innovative [...]

Mbalula opens revamped Dr. Molemela stadium

Mbalula opens revamped Dr. Molemela stadium

The Premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule and Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, officially opened the Dr Petrus Rantlai Molemela stadium, whose R340-million refurbishment began in 2011. Mbalula, who also hails from the [...]