Two nights of theatre, comedy, music and poetry

Mmegi Online - 4 weeks ago
“All the four productions have been invited to perform in South Africa at the Vrystaat Arts Festival next month. So we have these two nights as performance rehearsals and also as a fundraising...

Artworks come to life

News24 - 2 months ago
The Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (Piad) is an initiative of the Vrystaat Arts Festival and the University of the Free State (UFS), supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It...

Artists flock to FS

News24 - 2 months ago
The Vrystaat Arts Festival continues to forge creative connections between local, national and international artists. This year's edition has collaborators, writers and co-producers from...

Cheetahs must reproduce their Currie Cup form

Independent Online - 5 months ago
Cheetahs wing Raymond Rhule is tackled from behind during last week's defeat to the Lions. Photo: Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix. JOHANNESBURG - In 1995 a book titled “Vrystaat 100 jaar van...

Little Rhino Refuses To Give Up After Poachers Stole His Horn

The Dodo - 5 months ago
Vrystaat and Impi, both 2-year-old male rhinos, lived on a South African "farm" (the term for a privately owned game reserve) close to the Botswana border. Their farm had anti-poaching...

In no-man's land

News24 - 8 months ago
... Graaff-Reinet, Zoutpansberg, Winburg, Potchefstroom, Natalia, Winburg-Potchefstroom, Utrecht, Lydenburg, Klein Vrystaat, Goshen, Stellaland, United States of Stellaland, New Republic, and...

Mlamleli says “Haak Vrystaat, Haak!” to Cheetahs for semi-final

ofm.co.za - 9 months ago
Mlamleli says “Haak Vrystaat, Haak!” to Cheetahs for semi-final 12:09 (GMT+2) Sat, 15 Oct 2016. Mlamleli says “Haak Vrystaat, Haak!” to Cheetahs for semi-final |. Bloemfontein - Mangaung...

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Women's Interprovincials gain momentum

SA Rugby - 22 hours ago
KwaZulu-Natal will host Western Province at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban, while defending champions Border will take on the Blue Bulls at the BCM Stadium in East London, and Free State and Eastern Province will go head-to-head at the...

Themba Sithole has faith in Free State Stars youngsters

KickOff.com - 2 days ago
Stars recently went on a recruitment drive to source young talent in the province. “We held very successful trials in and outside our province Free State,” Sithole told his club's website. “We have also attended a number of tournaments during the pre...

U18 Youth Weeks reach the business end

Grocott's Mail Online - 2 days ago
The Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions, DHL Western Province, Free State and the Limpopo Blue Bulls finished their second round of matches unbeaten in their respective groups on Day 3 of the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week, Wednesday. The event is taking ...and...

Residents in Free State municipality without water & electricity since Monday

RNews - 2 days ago
"The Masilonayana Local Municipality was placed under section 139(1)(b) administration by the ANC Free State Provincial Government in an attempt to rectify the poor governance of the ANC local council, which saw the deterioration in the...

On the spot: Eskom's top three drop Gupta bombshells

GO! and Express - 2 days ago
Electricity pylons are seen in front of the cooling towers at the Lethabo Thermal Power Station,an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg in the northern Free State province, March 2, 2016. South Africa's energy regulator said on Tuesday it ...and...

Free State stay on course at Craven Week tournament

Business Day (registration) - 2 days ago
The Border teams were thrashed again while Free State showed the value of superior conditioning in the face of a ferocious opponent on the third day of the Craven Week tournament at St Stithians College in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The Golden Lions ...and...

Craven Week

No separating Lions-WP on the scoreboard - 2 days ago
The Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions, DHL Western Province, Free State and the Limpopo Blue Bulls finished their second round of matches unbeaten in their respective group in the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week; and DHL Western Province, Eastern Province ...and...

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Afrikaans youth movement discusses changing society

South African Broadcasting Corporation - 1 week ago
The conference included a visit to the former Orange Free State president, MT Steyn, at the historic farm, Onze Rust outside Bloemfontein. A special ceremony at the Tree of Conspiracy was held for members to pledge commitment to be progressive and...

Haunting 120-year-old photographs taken by a Boer War soldier reveals the brutal battlegrounds where 22000 British ...

Daily Mail - 2 weeks ago
A series of haunting unseen images from the Second Boer War collected by a soldier from Derby who took part in the brutal conflict have been unearthed in a time capsule showing where 22,000 soldiers were killed. The remarkable photos, which include ...and...

South Africa: what's in a name?

Independent Online - 1 month ago
The Union was comprised of the Cape of Good Hope Province (Cape Province; previously Cape Colony), Natal Province (Natal Colony), the Orange Free State Province (Oranje Vrij Staat/Orange River Colony) and the Transvaal Province (Zuid Afrikaansche ...and...

The history of South Africa

Brand South Africa (press release) (registration) (blog) - 1 month ago
On the highveld, however, two Boer republics were formed: the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal or ZAR – Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek). By the mid-1800s the area of white settlement stretched over virtually all of what is...

D-Day 31 May 2107 for Zuma to go?

News24 - 2 months ago
On 31 May 1910 the Union of South Africa was formed, with the unification of four British Colonies, Cape Colony, Natal Colony, Transvaat Colony and Free State Colony including the former Boer republics South African Republic and Orange Free...

Free State province, South Africa

Brand South Africa (press release) (registration) (blog) - 2 months ago
In the southeast the mountain kingdom of Lesotho nestles in the hollow of its bean-like shape, while the Vaal River runs along its border in the north, and the Orange River in the south. Morning in the farmlands of the eastern Free State, near the town...

There is something seriously wrong with SA Rugby

News24 - 2 months ago
I grew up playing rugby in the Orange Free State, as it was then called, in the 50's. At primary school we played “kaalvoet”. I remember going to play a game against “Senekal Primere skool” and when we arrived there by bus, the local farmers were still ...and...

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