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By fstimes On 4 Jan, 2016 At 03:38 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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  The trade and industry minister insists SA will continue talks over the African Growth and Opportunity Act and it is for the US to “blow the whistle”. South Africa recognises that it is in “extra time” over negotiations over the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), said Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies at a […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:10 PM | Categorized As Question & Answer | With 0 Comments
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New coalition seen shaking up SA politics  IN the latest development ahead of next year’s general elections, five opposition parties announced this week a coalition to contest the polls expected in the first half of 2014. Known as the Collective for Democracy, the grouping brings together the African Christian Democratic Party, Congress of the People […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:01 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Two beaten, stabbed to death 16 rescued from bogus school Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein  ONE boy was beaten to death and another died from his stab wounds at initiation schools in the eastern Free State, while police said this week they have rescued 16 boys from an illegal initiation school in Viljoensdrif near Sasolburg. The end-of-year initiation […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:48 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Johannesburg ECONOMIC Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was arrested last night for speeding, Gauteng traffic police said. “Mr Julius Malema was arrested by the high speed unit in the Vaal on the N1 driving 215km/h in a 120km/h zone,” spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said. “They are still busy detaining him,” she said at 19:25. Malema would […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:15 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Staff Reporter, Bloemfontein THE Road Accident Fund (RAF) has received a clean bill of health from the auditor general for the 2012/13 financial year, the organisation said yesterday. The RAF provides a social security safety net to the country and economy by making available compulsory social insurance cover to all users of South African roads including […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:19 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Thapelo Molebatse and Martin Makoni Bloemfontein THE ANC in the Free State has dismissed the formation of a coalition by four opposition parties ahead of next year’s general elections as a frantic effort to lure votes because the individual parties have no substance and people do not take them seriously. ANC Free State provincial secretary […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:51 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments

Odendaalsrus A MOTORIST arrested after a head-on collision in which a taxi driver died and 15 people were injured has been released by the Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Court, police said on Wednesday. During an appearance on Tuesday, the matter was provisionally withdrawn because the investigation was incomplete, said police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng. The 36-year-old man was […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:57 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments

Bothaville SIX people arrested in connection with a farm attack and robbery appeared in the Bothaville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The matter was postponed to January 8, when they were expected to bring a formal bail application, said police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng. They were arrested on December 10 and would remain in custody. Henry Ofoha, […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 05:07 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments

Bloemfontein A MAN was killed during a robbery in the Bloemfontein CBD on Tuesday, Free State police said. “The man, 20, was walking with a friend on Fontein Street when they were approached by two unknown men who demanded their cellphones,” Captain Chaka Marope said. When the friends refused to hand over their cellphones during […]

By fstimes On 24 Dec, 2013 At 04:52 PM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments
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JOHANNESBURG THE ANC, while welcoming the inter-ministerial task team report on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, was still concerned by the amount spent on the upgrade. “While we note that the actual cost of the work done on the president’s homestead is R71 million, the African National Congress remains concerned about this amount and would […]