Thursday, November 1, 2012

Free State News November 2 samples

Free State News November 2 samples

This web page(s) regularly focuses on the leading Free State (South Africa) newspaper – Free State News – the first regular newspaper to be orchestrated fully by black people in the Free State province. The paper has been published on a weekly basis since 1999. Regular items like “Feature of the week” have appeared here over the years.

Free State News crew


Moses Vinger

Confidential Secretary/Manager

Maki Mohapi aka “Madam Maki” “H.C”


Kaya M

News Editor

Omoseye Bolaji


Nthabiseng Lisele

Dineo Mokgosi

Raselebeli Khotseng

Columnist (Feminine Flutters)
Regomoditswe Motsalane

Lay-out artist

Tumisang Takang

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By Nthabiseng Lisele

The Premier of the Free State Ace Magashule hosted a Provincial Youth Indaba facilitating a two day conference at Phillip Sanders Resort and Conference Centre in Bloemfontein.

According to Magashule, this is part of the effort by the Free State Provincial Government to advance sustainable youth development as recognition that the youth are the oyster of their common and sustainable future.

This conference is called Youth Indaba and their theme is: “Advance Youth Development: Working Together To Eradicate Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment”.

Premier Magashule said that the Provincial Government will be convening a Free State Youth Indaba where the government will create an opportunity to interact with all youth on matters relating to empowerment and development.

Premier’s office said that since the State of the Province Address earlier this year, the Youth Affairs Unit in the Office of the Premier has been hard at work to develop an all-inclusive database of youth organisations, businesses, identification of youth cooperatives, as well as group and individual initiatives and excellence.

“This has been with a view to widen and broaden youth participation and activism in all spheres of life such as Education, Business, and the wider spectrum of Entrepreneurship”, premier’s office stated.

Premier Magashule further has earlier this year outlined various interventions that were showcased by the Provincial Government since 2009 that were meant to advance youth development like such as Provision of Bursaries to more than 4000 young people since 2009.

Provision of support to Provincial Government Bursary Holders through mentorship by Skills Development Officers and dedicated annual visits by Premier and Members of the Executive Council to all Institutions of Higher Learning were also showcased.

Magashule also created opportunities for Provincial Government Bursary Holders to be employed in the private sector whilst absorbing more than 200 of these in the various provincial government departments

According to the premier all these initiatives are an indication of the commitment of the Free State Provincial Government in implementing a sustainable programme to advance sustainable youth development.

“This programmatic approach is unleashed to secure a sustainable future and a meaningful role and beneficiation of our youth in the current socio-economic and political environment”, Magashule indicated.

Premier Magashule said that this is not enough as this government must and should do more to ensure that they build a future that is secure for the youth.

“The Youth Indaba is indeed a decisive step towards ensuring that the youth take their rightful place in determining their future and destiny”, he said.

The Provincial Youth Indaba is expecting more than 400 young people across the province that has responded to the invitation.


By Thapelo Molebatsi

Northern Cape - The alleged beating to death of a man in police custody in the Northern Cape must be investigated, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said this week.

“The commission is currently in a process of further investigating this matter after a complaint was laid with our provincial office by the family of the deceased,” the SAHRC said in a statement.

The man was allegedly assaulted on October 6, while he was an awaiting trial prisoner being held at the Rosedale police station, in Upington.

Preliminary reports showed that he died of bleeding on the brain, a fractured skull and aspiration, the SAHRC said.

“The commission is also worried about reports of similar cases implicating the police from the same station in instances of brutality against suspects in lawful custody.”

The commission said it had scheduled a meeting with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate and would ask what action would be taken to deal with the allegations of brutality.

“The death or assault of anybody in the custody of the police is a matter that deserves full investigation,” it said.


Telkom KO Humdinger for Bloemfontein Celtic Orlando Pirates this weekend

By Mahlomola Moshe

The quarterfinals of the 2012 Telkom Knockout will get underway today `with a clash between Maritzburg United and SuperSport United at Harry Gwala Stadium.

The last fixture of the last eight round takes place on Sunday, November 4, at the Free State Stadium where Bloemfontein Celtic face the daunting task of overcoming defending champions, Orlando Pirates, who were clinical in their 2-0 away win over Black Leopards in the

round of 16.

Siwelele were equally impressive when they came back from a goal down

to win 2-1 against a determined Chippa United side at Philippi. Clint

Larsen will hope to make it two out of two against the Sea Robbers,

having already beaten them in the league this season.

Back to the first game today (Nov 2), Maritzburg are nicknamed, have done well so far and will look to continue with their impressive form when Gavin Hunt’s charges come to Maritzburg.

Matsatsantsa on the other hand will play their second away match in

this year’s TKO tournament and a fight against Ernst Middendorp’s much

improved side will provide a stern test for the Pretoria based outfit.

The second encounter of the last eight will take place tomorrow (Saturday,

November 3), where Mamelodi Sundowns will travel to KwaZulu Natal to

face AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium. Kick-off for that match

will be 3pm.

Both sides have been struggling in the league this season and a win

for either side will go a long a way in changing the mindset among the

players fighting to prove their worth in these trying times.

On the same day, Bidvest Wits will welcome Free State Stars at the

Bidvest Stadium, kickoff 8pm. The Students overcame a resilient Kaizer

Chiefs side 3-2 in the opening round to get to this stage, while Ea

Lla Koto were impressive in their 3-1 demolition on Golden Arrows.

Full fixtures

Friday, 2 November 2012

Maritzburg United vs SuperSport United- Harry Gwala Stadium, 8pm

Saturday, 3 November 2012

AmaZulu vs Mamelodi Sundowns- King Zwelithini Stadium, 3pm

Bidvest Wits vs Free State Stars- Bidvest Stadium, 8:15pm

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Orlando Pirates- Free State Stadium, 3pm

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