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By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:51 AM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments

Johannesburg SOUTH Africa’s second biggest grocer Pick n Pay will donate all its takings countrywide on Sunday to charity, one of several gestures of respect from local businesses on the day of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Nobel peace laureate Mandela’s death last Thursday has triggered an outpouring of sorrow, combined with celebration and thanksgiving […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:50 AM | Categorized As National, News | With 0 Comments
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Pietermaritzburg FORMER Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela was fined R30 000 and forfeited his hunting rifle after pleading guilty in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court yesterday to six counts of illegal hunting. Magistrate Corrie Greyling imposed the fine on Polela, who is now a talk show host and author, and who lives in Johannesburg with his fiancée […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 02:44 PM | Categorized As Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News | With 0 Comments
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Jacob Zuma has announced that Nelson Mandela’s funeral will be on December 15, while December 10 has been marked as Madiba’smemorial service. President Jacob Zuma has announced the funeral plans for Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5. The official memorial service for the departed icon will be held on December 10 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, President Jacob […]

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
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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 5 Dec, 2013 At 10:07 PM | Categorized As Africa, Columns, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, World | With 0 Comments
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 20:50 in his Houghton home surrounded by his wife, Graça Machel and members of his family. Zuma said Mandela would have a […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 07:11 AM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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Cosatu seems confident that civil disobedience will prevent the success of e-tolling, despite its offical launch on Tuesday. “I am not paying for those bloody e-tolls! Never,” tweeted suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Monday morning. As gantries activated at midnight on Monday, Vavi was not alone in advocating that the fight against the controversial system should continue. […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 11:07 AM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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The EFF is taking chunks out of the party’s youth base, while Agang SA nibbles at the middle class. An internal ANC election survey that has found that the new kids on the block – the Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) and Agang SA – are making serious inroads among the ANC’s traditional support base. And the ruling party […]