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By fstimes On 3 Aug, 2013 At 09:34 AM | Categorized As Leader | With 0 Comments
another wigelhof teacher suspended over racism ( front page)

WILGEHOF Primary School has stolen the headlines once again — for the wrong reasons — after the Free State education department moved swiftly this week to suspend yet another teacher over an alleged racism incident. The department has launched a fresh investigation after the white teacher allegedly assaulted a black pupil while calling him “baboon” […]

By fstimes On 29 Jul, 2013 At 02:11 PM | Categorized As Leader | With 0 Comments

YOU know a person is totally immoral, depraved, insensitive and inhuman when he wantonly disrespects the dead. And you can imagine too how uncharitable it is for one to brazenly desecrate graves when our societal norms dictate it is even taboo to speak ill of the dead. We just hope the Kroonstad farmer reported in […]

By fstimes On 22 Jul, 2013 At 09:32 AM | Categorized As Leader | With 0 Comments

THAT ANC outcast Julius Malema’s political tantrums seemed to attract more attention than a ruling of the Constitutional Court, whose effect could be to prohibit school authorities from banning pregnant schoolgirls from class, is a truly appalling example of how as a people we have lost our moral compass. The court ruled last week that […]

By Freestate On 15 Jul, 2013 At 02:04 PM | Categorized As Columns, Leader | With 1 Comment
cope

PERHAPS the most regrettable thing about the opposition Cope party’s endless power struggles and infighting is not seeing once respectable grown-ups like Mbhazima Shilowa and Terror Lekota engaged in increasingly juvenile squabbles. The biggest tragedy about the political joke that Cope is turning out to be is the fact that four years ago more than […]

By Freestate On 11 Jul, 2013 At 01:15 PM | Categorized As Leader | With 0 Comments

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has drawn our attention to the sickening raping of elderly women by young men. In the Free State we have had several cases of elderly women, including octogenarians, being raped. We know rape is rape and the police do not even categorise the traumatic crime according to age. But having old […]