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By Freestate On 17 Jul, 2013 At 03:18 PM | Categorized As Technology News | With 0 Comments
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Facebook has begun rolling out a tool for US English language users to mine the social network’s trove of experiences. Users can search for anything from restaurant choices to photos of far-off places. Facebook said that a “graph search” feature that it has tested since early this year is making a broader debut at its website […]

By Freestate On 17 Jul, 2013 At 03:22 PM | Categorized As Technology News | With 2 Comments
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Despite a R16-million grant, most information on the SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement’s website has not been updated in years. A member of the public visiting the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement’s (Saasta’s) website for information about science in the country will find information that is outdated, and in some cases dating […]

By Freestate On 17 Jul, 2013 At 03:12 PM | Categorized As Technology News | With 2 Comments
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Miscommunication has left the TIA in a spin, with a review saying that is why private and public sector players “lack confidence” in the agency. An external view into the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) – which government hoped would be a silver bullet to fix South Africa’s innovation problems – speaks of confusion about its […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 04:43 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Prostitution ring suspects in court (hide their faceplz)

Ezekiel Morake Bloemfontein THE suspected masterminds of a syndicate that allegedly lured 28 women from Bloemfontein to travel to Cape Town where it attempted to force them to become prostitutes appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court this week. The four suspects appeared on Monday before Magistrate Molutsi Mokhobo in a fully packed courtroom. They were not […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 04:34 PM | Categorized As National, News | With 0 Comments
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Johannesburg THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is a protest movement, its leader Julius Malema said at its launch yesterday. The EFF was different to other African National Congress breakaway parties, the expelled ANC Youth League president said at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. “We are not like Agang [SA] and all of them . . . We […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 04:22 PM | Categorized As National, News | With 1 Comment

Johannesburg PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has congratulated former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on her appointment as head of the United Nations agency promoting equality for women. “On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, we congratulate the former deputy president on this crucial appointment,” Zuma said in a statement yesterday. “It is a true […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 04:50 PM | Categorized As National, News | With 0 Comments

  Johannesburg THE National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) called yesterday for the Nkandla report to be declassified. “It is shocking that we are told it is classified. It must be declassified because we need to know who is right and wrong,” Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim told reporters in Johannesburg. The report is […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 04:44 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
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A little more than four months after a strike that disrupted services in the Metsimaholo Local Municipality, workers went on strike again on June 25 because of disagreements with council over salaries and other grievances. Apart from municipal workers, residents from the municipality also staged protests earlier this year against a proposed plan to merge […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 04:19 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
boys inonce in a life time lesson

Dineo Mokgosi Bloemfontein SCHOOLBOYS, who last week spent time with Free State Premier Ace Magashule and senior members of his government, say witnessing at close quarters the provincial leaders discharging their duties was a once-in-a-life -time lesson on duty and responsibility. The boys spent three days with the premier, members of the cabinet and various […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 04:08 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
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Dineo Mokgosi Bloemfontein UNIVERSITY of the Free State (UFS) Chancellor Khotso Mokhele has urged more than 500 students awarded  master’s and doctoral degrees by the university this year to emulate Nelson Mandela’s example of honourable sacrifice in service to others. Mokhele told the graduates to use their newly acquired skills to improve the lives of […]