WHO urges greater COVID-19 vigilance in Africa as holidays near

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging African countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases.   This comes as nearly 20 countries in the region experienced an uptick in cases since early October after reporting a downward trend, then a plateau. “Unlike the first...

Curbing GBV scourge requires united front: President Ramaphosa

Curbing the scourge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will require an act of solidary from every sector of society as legislative and policy measures instituted by governments cannot alone rid us of this problem, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. The President made the clarion call in the latest edition of his weekly...

Learners qualify at Boitjhorisong Welding Training Centre

Despite all the disruptions to learning caused by COVID-19 this year, 11 learners received certificates of competence on 13 November 2020 after completing their Shielded Metal Arc Welding module at the Boitjhorisong Welding Training Centre in Sasolburg. The Centre opened its doors earlier this year in response to the community’s...

Pastor on a mission to inspire youth

He is Pastor Luwizi Given Mulambo from Sasolburg, the Founder of well- known organization, The Morale Booster. The Moral Booster is an organization that helps young people to discover themselves and also give them a platform to unleash their God's given talents and gifts to make a living for themselves...

Science and Technology Solutions to help SA’s economy recovery under the spotlight

The acceleration of South Africa’s energy transformation to address current economic challenges and industrialisation opportunities for the country’s economic recovery will take centre stage at the upcoming virtual Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 7th Biennial Conference. The virtual two-day conference, which starts on Wednesday, 11 November 2020, will be...

Four Supects arrested for an attack at a farm near Hennenman

Police in Hennenman in the Free State have arrested for suspects following an attack on a 56-year-old farmer and his 26-year-old son at their farm in Swartpan last month. According to the police the farmer was fatally shot in the head whist the son was stabbed at the back and...

Concerns for the ANC in the Free State

The South African Communist Party in the Free State has raised concerns over the African National Congress's failure to forge unity in the Free State Province. The view of the SACP is that the ANC in the province, as the leader of the Alliance, has not been sufficiently decisive in...