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By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 01:00 PM | Categorized As Columns, Local, Mandela Special Edition, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
BRITAIN NELSON MANDELA

IN a snap survey around Bloemfontein last night people from across the political, social and racial divide expressed shock and pain at the death of the founding president of democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela, who passed on Thursday night. Below are the views expressed by some of the people who spoke to Free State Times […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:34 PM | Categorized As Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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Staff Reporter, Bloemfontein “DUTCHMEN” – that is how Nelson Mandela and another anti-apartheid struggle icon, James Moroka, would refer to apartheid political leaders such as Hendrik Verwoerd and Johannes Vorster, back in the early 60s when Madiba was an underground operative organising the struggle. Mandela, dubbed the Black Pimpernel by the then government, had been forced […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As Columns, Leader, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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OFTEN referred to as “the trial that changed South Africa”, the Rivonia trial saw Nelson Mandela and nine other top leaders of the ANC and its Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) guerrilla wing stand trial in October 1963 on charges of committing sabotage and attempting to overthrow South Africa’s apartheid government. The trial named after the […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:47 PM | Categorized As Columns, Leader, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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NELSON Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela emerged determined to use his prestige and charisma to bring down […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:53 PM | Categorized As Local, National, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
ANC's 100th anniversary - M24

Magashule leads tributes for world icon Staff Reporter, Bloemfontein SOUTH Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela was much more than just a comrade to Free State Premier Ace Magashule. Speaking to the Free State Times through his official spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, shortly after the announcement by President Jacob Zuma of the passing of the statesman […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:12 AM | Categorized As Local, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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Addiction to blue movies wreaks havoc   Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein ADDICTION to pornography, reportedly on the rise across South Africa, is wreaking havoc in Free State homes, with addicts telling this week of how their marriages and relationships were ruined because of the habit. Others told of how they lost thousands of rands financing addiction to […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:18 AM | Categorized As Local, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
middlemen face the axe

Ramosidi Matekane, Bloemfontein THE unemployed wives of South African army soldiers killed on duty six months ago could soon have jobs after Premier Ace Magashule this week directed cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Olly Mlamleli to ensure they were hired. Six of the 13 soldiers who were killed last March while fighting the Central African […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:36 AM | Categorized As Local, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
ex isidingo start named fezile dabi ambassador

Thapelo Molebatsi, Sasolburg FORMER Isidingo actress Lesego Motsepe, who shocked South Africans two years ago when she revealed she had the HIV virus that causes Aids, has been named ambassador for the Fezile Dabi District Municipality’s concert to raise funds for charitable organisations dealing with the epidemic. The benefit concert is set for Abrahamsrust Resort in […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:08 AM | Categorized As Local, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
premier rebukes anc

Ramosidi Matekane, Bloemfontein ANC chairman in the Free State Ace Magashule has accused former members of the ruling party, now with the opposition, of dishonesty and hypocrisy for wanting to disown party policies they helped formulate and staunchly defended when they were still members. Magashule, who is also Free State premier, said the leaders of parties […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:33 AM | Categorized As Local, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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Ramosidi Matekane Kimberly A KIMBERLY man accused of raping his six-week-old niece was yesterday remanded in custody until December 12 when he returns to court for hearing of his application for bail. The man, whose relatives claim is mentally disturbed, is also facing charges of stabbing a policeman just two weeks before he brutally violated […]