Farmers ready to 'stand and not run'

2014-08-06 15:13

Free State farmers will accept no compromise on economic or constitutional principles in the development of agriculture, a leader of an agriculture body says.

Health MEC stays, Free State premier says

2014-07-11 05:00

Free State Premier Ace Magashule will not heed calls to suspend or fire the province's Health MEC Benny Malakoane, following reports of disarray in his department.

TAC wants Free State health MEC suspended

2014-07-03 12:37

The Treatment Action Campaign has called for the suspension of the Free State's health MEC and for a full disclosure of the province's health finances, due to the province's crumbling health system.

New Free State executive to be named

2014-05-27 14:36

The Free State's new provincial executive will be announced, spokesperson Mondli Mvambi says.

Time to act on promises - Magashule

2014-05-21 21:01

The time to serve the people of the Free State has come, newly re-elected Premier Ace Magashule says.

Free State hardest hit by meds shortage - TAC

2014-03-20 15:41

The Treatment Action Campaign says the Free State has been hardest hit by medicine shortages for HIV and tuberculosis.

Magashule: Expect economic transformation

2014-01-11 07:32

South Africans can expect an ANC election manifesto that prioritises economic transformation, Free State Premier Ace Magashule says.

CAR widows not paid pensions

2013-10-20 13:26

Seven months after the deaths of their partners in the Central African Republic, three Free State widows are still waiting for pension pay-outs.

F State website probe at advanced stage

2013-09-05 21:33

An investigation into a multi-million rand Free State government website tender is at an advanced stage, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

F State municipality ordered to clean up

2013-07-03 19:37

The DA has expressed shock at the findings of an SA Human Rights Commission report into living conditions in the Free State's Masilonyana municipality.

VIPs continue to arrive for Mandela

2013-06-28 14:38

Former president Nelson Mandela's latest hospital visitors have included Free State premier and ANC chairperson in the province Ace Magashule.

Answers wanted on Free State's Indian pact

2013-05-21 20:31

Details should be given about a memorandum signed by the Free State government and the Uttar Pradesh government in India, the Democratic Alliance says.

Magashule criticises ANC ill-discipline

2013-05-13 07:22

Newly re-elected Free State ANC leader Ace Magashule says all members should be disciplined cadres, and must help rebuild the party.

No date for Free State ANC conference

2013-04-16 20:13

The Free State ANC has not yet set a date for a rerun of its provincial elective conference, an official says.

Free State website cost to be probed

2013-03-06 14:17

The Free State will determine whether it received value for money in a provincial government website deal, Premier Ace Magashule says.

Name corrupt officials, Magashule urged

2013-02-27 07:23

Free State Premier Ace Magashule has been challenged by the DA to supply the names of officials fired for corruption in the province.

SMME development is paramount - Cope

2013-02-20 19:44

Casca Mokitlane of Cope says the Free State won't realise its dreams for economic development without greater support for small business.

Magashule backs Sasolburg team

2013-01-23 13:11

Free State Premier Ace Magashule fully supports the establishment of a task team to investigate the municipal demarcation issues in the province, a spokesperson says.

Free State ANC elections in February

2013-01-17 12:58

Free State ANC members will get another chance to elect new leadership next month, a provincial African National Congress official has confirmed.

No immediate challenge to Mangaung

2012-12-16 17:37

There will not be an immediate court challenge to the ANC's Mangaung national elective conference, six disgruntled Free State ANC members say.

ConCourt set to rule on Free State ANC spat

2012-12-13 18:52

The Constitutional Court will rule on an appeal by six Free State ANC members, just before the start of the party's elective conference in Mangaung.

Free State ANC nominates Zuma, Mbete

2012-11-30 09:36

The Free State ANC nomination conference held in Sasolburg has finally ended after voting through the night, with Jacob Zuma and Baleka Mbete nominated to the top positions.

Judgment reserved in Free State ANC case

2012-11-29 20:01

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in a challenge by ANC Free State members to the validity of the party's provincial executive committee.

Free State ANC fight goes to ConCourt

2012-11-19 21:40

The Constitutional Court will hear an urgent appeal by six ANC members to have the party’s Free State elective conference declared null and void.

Magashule urges youth to be more patriotic

2012-11-01 16:42

Young South Africans must be more appreciative of their country, Free State premier Ace Magashule says.


Probe into med supplies at Free State hospital

2014-07-22 11:30

An investigation is to be launched at the Pelonomi Hospital after much needed medical equipment and consumables were founded locked away in store rooms, the provincial health department says.

DA calls for the dismissal of health MEC

2014-07-04 22:36

The DA says Free State Premier Ace Magashule should immediately fire the province's health MEC Benny Malakoane.

DA: Free State govt apathetic about health

2014-06-02 13:27

The Free State government's general apathy towards the deteriorating health situation in the province's public health sector is concerning, the Democratic Alliance says.

Magashule urged to appoint executive soon

2014-05-27 11:12

Free State Premier Ace Magashule must appoint his new executive council immediately as there is a lot of work to be done in the province, the DA says.

DA accuses Free State ANC of buying votes

2014-04-30 14:05

The DA in the Free State has accused premier Ace Magashule of buying votes for the ANC through distributing title deeds.

Free State premier punts ANC 'good story'

2014-02-22 12:15

South Africa has a prosperous future in the hands of the African National Congress, Free State premier Ace Magashule has said.

Mandela 'touched the life of many freedom fighters'

2013-12-06 13:33

Nelson Mandela’s legacy will live on, Free State premier Ace Magashule says, adding that the former president touched his life and that of many freedom fighters “in the most profound way”.

Huge housing backlog in F State

2013-09-17 21:09

A reply to a parliamentary question has revealed there is a huge housing backlog in the Free State.

DA calls for MEC's suspension

2013-07-11 19:04

Fraud-accused Free State Health MEC Benny Malakoane must be suspended without delay, the DA says.

Family says Mandela stable - premier

2013-06-28 20:49

Nelson Mandela's family says the former president was still critically ill, but stable when they visited him.

Protector to probe controversial website

2013-05-27 16:37

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate the Free State government's controversial multi-million rand website.

ANC considers fixed conference venue

2013-05-20 18:07

The ANC is considering having a fixed venue for its national conferences in order to cut costs, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Magashule must explain power abuse - DA

2013-05-10 20:12

Free State Premier Ace Magashule must explain the alleged abuse of power used to secure permission for a privately-chartered Gupta family plane to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base, the DA says.

Free State premier shuffles Cabinet

2013-03-12 12:32

Free State Premier Ace Magashule has a new finance MEC while other MECs in the provincial government have swapped departments.

Gender equality lacks commitment: body

2013-03-01 17:52

Women at senior and top management level in the private and public sectors in the Free State is lacking, says the Commission for Gender Equality.

Farmer safety vital, Magashule says

2013-02-21 15:49

Free State Premier Ace Magashule has said that the province needs a programme to highlight the importance of rural safety to society.

Premier not involved in merger proposals

2013-01-29 16:24

Free State Premier Ace Magashule had nothing to do with proposals to merge the Metsimaholo and Ngwathe local municipalities, his office says.

Premier: Farm attacks unaffordable

2013-01-18 11:10

The Free State cannot afford attacks on farmers, Premier Ace Magashule has been quoted as saying.

Sidelined ANC members want talks

2012-12-16 22:39

Free State and North West ANC members in conflict with their party have demanded that their case be discussed at the party’s national conference in Mangaung.

ANC bars FS leadership from Mangaung

2012-12-15 20:14

ANC policy head Jeff Radebe has confirmed the party leadership of the Free State would not attend the national elective conference in Mangaung.

ANC Free State ConCourt ruling pending

2012-12-12 20:25

There is no indication when the Constitutional Court will deliver judgment on an appeal by six Free State ANC members.

Magashule: Elect the best of the best

2012-11-30 07:20

Delegates going to the ANC elective conference in Mangaung must select the best of the best and the tried and tested of the party, says Free State Premier Ace Magashule.

Free State ANC ConCourt challenge continues

2012-11-29 19:01

Almost 400 of 750 voting delegates were excluded from the conference at which the ANC Free State chose its provincial executive committee because of procedural irregularities, a court has heard.

Tenders can help only a few - Jansen

2012-11-01 18:51

Government tenders and political friends can only help a few people to be successful, University of the Free State Rector Jonathan Jansen says.

Free State ANC to discipline members

2012-10-25 21:08

The Free State ANC is to take disciplinary action against six of its members who tried to get a provincial conference declared null and void.

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go! - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.