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African swine fever outbreak hits a fourth province

2019-05-13 15:42

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Monday that an outbreak of African swine fever has hit a fourth province and has now been found in Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga as well as the Free State Province.

Ace Magashule saga: Info about R80m cash in car boot handed to Zondo commission

2019-04-02 10:05

Investigators at the Zondo commission into state capture have been given information relating to R80m in cash that was allegedly found in the boot of a car belonging to a Free State government official.

Questions over Free State Development Corporation's R104m VBS investment

2018-10-21 07:35

News24 has established that the FDC ignored or bypassed provisions in the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury regulations in placing the investment with VBS.

This Free State beautician has set up a busy spa in a shack

2018-09-08 15:15

Recently, thousands of South Africans shared pictures of Thaini Masakane's beauty spa on social media.

Free State municipalities avert Eskom power cuts with payment deals

2018-07-17 21:57

Eskom said it will not cut power at three Free State municipalities which have new payment agreements with the power utility.

Bigger, better, Nampo: Driving Nissan's Skyline R34 in SA

2018-05-17 08:30

'The raw driving experience brings you back to the essence of piloting one of the legendary sports cars,' writes Wheels24 correspondent Charlen Raymond after driving the Nissan Skyline R34 at Nampo.

R300 bail each for constables accused of sexually assaulting colleague

2018-03-01 18:59

Two Northern Cape police officers have been released on bail after being arrested on a charge of sexual assault laid by a colleague, provincial authorities have confirmed.

1 872 arrested in Free State during festive season

2017-12-28 06:54

Free State police say 1 873 suspects have been arrested in the province between December 18 and December 25. 

DA Free State Leadership announced

2017-10-29 10:55

The Democratic Alliance on Sunday announced the top four leadership positions in the Free State following its elective congress.

Farm murders: Free State farmer employs lion as a 'guard dog'

A farmer in Hoopstad, Free State, has gone to extreme lengths to protect his family and property from the scourge of farm murders in the area. Watch.

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WATCH LIVE: Spotlight shifts to the Free State at #StateCaptureInquiry

Former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana is expected to appear at the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector including organs of state. Watch live.

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BOOK EXTRACT: Gangster State – The ANC's asbestos benefits

2019-03-31 04:00

One of the most enduring allegations against Ace Magashule is that he ran a bona fide shakedown operation in the Free State. He knew exactly when most companies were due to receive money from his government, and he would very quickly collect his share.

Giant dinosaurs may have walked from South Africa to Argentina, scientists say

2018-09-27 17:00

About 200 million years ago, South Africa was home to the largest dinosaur on Earth.

A Filipino megachurch has bought over 5,000 hectares in the Free State – and is establishing ‘eco-farms’ for congregants to live on

2018-07-26 17:53

Iglesia ni Cristo has some 2.2 million members around the world, and feeds and houses some of them on its farms.


2018-06-02 15:00

WHAT started as a group of friends helping each other out turned into a savings club.

SA to Lesotho in a Ford Mustang: Powering V8 muscle through the Maluti mountains

2018-03-20 13:06

'As morning breaks on the third day of the Ford Mustang road trip, the convoy gears-up to head out through Lesotho,' writes Charlen Raymond on Day 3 of his epic road trip.

Teachers, parents and unions the real winners

2018-01-07 00:00

Deep-rooted teamwork by passionate stakeholders helped the Free State to become the province with the top matric results.

PODCAST: ANC going down to the wire

2017-12-01 10:03

In this week's episode – the countdown is on to the ANC's elective conference and Ace Magashule is fighting for survival.

A call for due recognition of SA’s football heroes

2017-07-16 06:00

One of the most prolific strikers of the 1970s, Alfred “Russia” Jacobs, was laid to rest in his home town in Bethlehem in the Free State today.

Free State man allegedly drugged, raped in 'med school' ruse

2017-06-13 22:37

The Hawks have sent their human trafficking investigators to Mpumalanga after a Free State man woke up in a hospital there with a frightening tale.

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