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Makgoe opens 2014 learner registration process

Makgoe opens 2014 learner registration process

The MEC for education, Tate Makgoe, has urged parents and guardians to have their children’s identity document’s (ID) or birth certificate’s with them when applying for admission to various public schools in the province for the [...]

Government gives houses to military veterans

Government gives houses to military veterans

The Premier of the Free State Ace Magashule, the Executive Mayor of Mangaung Metro, Thabo Manyoni, and the MEC of cooperative governance, traditional affairs and human settlements (Cogta), Olly Mlamleli, delivered houses to military veterans in [...]

Tsenoli calls for efficient disaster management solutions

Tsenoli calls for efficient disaster management solutions

The minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, Lechesa Tsenoli, said government intends to upscale its disaster management interventions to protect poor people, who are more often victims of natural disasters such as freak storms. Speaking [...]

Premier donates R50 000 to exchange programme

Premier donates R50 000 to exchange programme

While three South African learners will be going to Germany to discover a new continent and new culture, two Germans came to South Africa to learn about the dynamics of social life. This is part of [...]

Public Protector praises FS government

Public Protector praises FS government

The Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, has commended the provincial government’s service delivery track record, especially its achievements in improving health care and reducing poverty. She highlighted minor challenges plaguing health facilities in the Free State. Madonsela’s [...]

Government targets cooperatives to create jobs

Government targets cooperatives to create jobs

The department of economic affairs, tourism and environmental affairs (Detea) wants to use the R30-million grant fund it has established to grow the cooperative sector and create much-need jobs in communities across the province. The provincial [...]

Free State entrepreneur scoop award

Free State entrepreneur scoop award

A passionate retail businessman from QwaQwa has trounced 13 other competitors to scoop the 2013 Sanlam / Business Partners entrepreneur of the year award at an award ceremony held inJohannesburg on Wednesday. The entrepreneur from the [...]

Cooperatives undergo international training

Cooperatives undergo international training

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) hosted its first My.Co-op training in Virginia last week. This was the first training to ever be hosted in South Africa and 85 cooperative members from the Matjhabeng Local Municipality underwent [...]

Rockman focus on growing manufacturing sector

Rockman focus on growing manufacturing sector

The MEC for finance, Elzabe Rockman, says the Free State provincial government will prioritise the growth of the manufacturing and tourism sectors to create new jobs following the decline of the agriculture and mining sectors in [...]

Malakoane calls for environmental by-laws

Malakoane calls for environmental by-laws

The MEC for Health, Dr. Benny Malakoane, has expressed concern about the negative impact of the escalating pollution in Henneman on the health of local residents. The pollution is not only caused by a man-made landfill [...]

Districts to pilot use of mother tongue

Districts to pilot use of mother tongue

The government’s plan to use learners’ mother tongue as the medium of instruction in primary schools is expected to kick off, with 10 districts piloting the programme. The minister of basic education Angie Motsekga said the [...]

Top cop honoured for outstanding service

Top cop honoured for outstanding service

Top Free State investigator, Sergeant Moeletsi Mamatela, was this week honoured for his outstanding work in the South African Police Service (SAPS) over the years, after cracking open tough cases for the directorate for priority crime [...]

Rand fluctuation weakens SA economy

Rand fluctuation weakens SA economy

The South African Reserve Bank deputy governor, Lesetja Kganyago, said the constant rise in the oil price and the fluctuating foreign exchange rates could have far-reaching adverse effects on the general cost of living; and consequently [...]

New housing subsidy for low income earners

New housing subsidy for low income earners

Free State citizens who do not qualify for subsidised government housing will finally have an opportunity to own homes. This privilege will be possible through the Financed Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP), which is to be [...]

Magashule delivers houses in Hennenman

Magashule delivers houses in Hennenman

The first 11 RDP houses of the 200 that had been promised to the Hennenman families, after they were demolished during Premier Ace Magashule’s Operation Hlasela visit in 2009, have been completed and handed over to [...]

Joint initiative set to complete Wesselsbron houses

Joint initiative set to complete Wesselsbron houses

The incomplete housing structures that have been left vacant at Extension 12 in Wesselsbron, a town situated 200km outside of Bloemfontein, will be completed and undergo a major facelift. The Free State provincial government and Nala [...]

MEC recruits graduates to bolster social workers

MEC recruits graduates to bolster social workers

Social Development MEC, Sisi Ntombela, has called on graduates interested in studying social work to forward their CVs to her department in order to be considered for learnerships in social auxiliary work or be awarded bursaries [...]

Government honours women of 1956

Government honours women of 1956

The deputy police minister, Maggie Sotyu and the Free State education MEC, Tate Makgoe led about 500 women in the “Walk for Education” march to Naval Hill, to mark Women’s Day. National Women’s Day is an [...]

Ntombela urges young women to emulate Maxeke

Ntombela urges young women to emulate Maxeke

Free State MEC of social development, Sisi Ntombela, said today’s generation of women should emulate their predecessors who waged the struggle against the apartheid government’s oppression of women. Addressing a young woman’s dialogue which was held [...]

FS citizens invited to input on Mental Health Bill

FS citizens invited to input on Mental Health Bill

Free State residents have been invited to make their inputs to the proposed amendments to the Mental Health Act of 1973 which seek to make it easy and effective for the department of health to transfer [...]

Mabe hands out school uniforms to learners

Mabe hands out school uniforms to learners

The Free State MEC for public works, Sisi Mabe, gave out school uniforms to 28 learners of various schools in Zamdela’s Iketsetseng Comprehensive School in Sasolburg on Tuesday this week. Mabe, who recently handed out blanket [...]

Government invests in milk production cooperative

Government invests in milk production cooperative

The Diyatalawa Milking Parlour in QwaQwa was on Saturday given a financial boost by the department of rural development and land reform (DRDL) to expand their milk production business. According to minister Gugile Nkwinti, the cooperative [...]

Komphela, Mokonyane pay tribute to VIP protector

Komphela, Mokonyane pay tribute to VIP protector

The Free State MEC for police, roads and transport, Butana Komphela, and Gauteng premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, were visibly emotional and constantly fought back tears when they paid condolences to the bereft family of Sergeant Teboho Motsie [...]

Manyoni champions green technologies to curb pollution

Manyoni champions green technologies to curb pollution

The executive mayor of Mangaung Metro Municipality, Thabo Manyoni, is determined to ensure that the city, in conjunction with public and private institutions, implements energy efficient strategies to contribute to the reduction of carbon emission and [...]

Nzimande calls on FS students to register at FETs

Nzimande calls on FS students to register at FETs

Minister of higher education, Dr. Blade Nzimande, has advised school learners around the Thabo Mofutsanyana District to use the opportunities made available by government in further education and training (FET) colleges to improve their chances of [...]

Premier joins the world in honour of Madiba

Premier joins the world in honour of Madiba

Free State premier Ace Magashule and members of his cabinet yesterday handed over houses to three elderly people in QwaQwa yesterday to celebrate former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday. South Africa and the world yesterday celebrated Nelson [...]

Qabathe warns farmers about veld fires

Qabathe warns farmers about veld fires

The department of agriculture and rural development has urged all farming communities in the Free State to be vigilant during the upcoming veld fire season after 3 417 hectares of land was burnt down in June [...]