Help Innibos to win the kykNET Fiëstas for a third time

Lowvelder - 1 month ago
Innibos has been nominated for the third consecutive year to possibly be crowned as South Africa's favourite festival. December 12, 2017. MBOMBELA – If the Innibos Lowveld National Art...

Weston visits Vrystaat Farm School

Estcourt News - 1 month ago
Weston visits Vrystaat Farm School. They played various games with the children and distributed goodie bags. December 11, 2017. Weston and Vrystaat Farm School learners enjoyed interacting with each...

Mathilda keeps Dundee's flag flying high in the Free State

Northern Natal Courier - 2 months ago
Mathilda told the Courier that although she is fishing for the 'Vrystaat', her heart is still close to Dundee. November 6, 2017. She got hooked on fishing during her many years in Dundee,...

I'm telling you – celebrate your South African English heritage with this book, my bru!

Books LIVE (blog) - 4 months ago
Besides recognisable characteristics of South African English, such as 'Vrystaat', 'ou boet', 'eksê' or 'nogal', speakers of South African English give clear...

Play back by popular demand

News24 - 6 months ago
The hit comedy Ooms is back in Bloemfontein by popular demand. Last year, this theatre production with Tobie Cronjé and Gerben Kamper sold out within days at the Vrystaat Arts Festival, Aardklop,...

MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU to Play Out the Week at the Sand Du Plessis Theatre

Broadway World - 6 months ago
Lefra's farces are an annual institution in South Africa, and in 2017, fans can look forward to MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU. The loud-out-loud production, under the direction of Frans...

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March the right time to take up new post, says Ace

Independent Online - 16 hours ago
Magashule's election last month as provincial chairperson had, however, been nullified by the Free State High Court by the time of the conference. He said the ruling has, however, been suspended after the ANC Free State structure appealed it. “As you ...and...

VIDEO: Another runaway #fire sweeps through Free State

ofm.co.za - 16 hours ago
In addition to that, the humidity level across the province is reasonably high, but there is no noteworthy forecast for good rain in most parts of the Free State. However, a thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the northern and central...

600 left unemployed by DBE warehouse closures

ofm.co.za - 1 day ago
Ndaba says they “don't really need the warehouses for now”. A former employee from the Mangaung warehouse says “the Department is not going to be able to keep up with shortages without the warehouses”. In its address to the Porftolio Committee on Basic ...and...

Alleged human trafficking mastermind speaks

SowetanLIVE Sunday Wolrd - 2 days ago
We believe that he can be very helpful to us in our investigation. He will have important information which we can use." Nyakane said the Hawks were concerned about the level of human trafficking in the province. "The Free State is a very rural ...and...

Inside the Free State farm suspected to be a human trafficking lair

Talk of the Town (press release) - 2 days ago
Authorities say it's inside this farm‚ situated just outside Welkom‚ that one of the province's most infamous human trafficking syndicates operated for years. Its purpose: the alleged trade of young women from across southern Africa. The farm is one of ...and...

Former Stormers lock sees Test future with Ireland

Brinkwire (press release) - 4 days ago
Jean Klein in action for Munster against fellow South Africans the Free State Cheetahs. Photo: Billy Stickland/BackpagePics. Although Kleyn was regarded as a lock with plenty of potential during his time with Western Province and the Stormers, he does...

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Lesotho: King Moshoeshoe I Docuseries Unveiled

AllAfrica.com - 1 month ago
During his tenure, the Orange Free State and Lesotho enjoyed cordial relations but that changed soon after Hoffman was replaced by President Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff. The two states were suddenly embroiled in disagreements that led to three major wars...

AmaBookaBooka: Jennifer, Queen of the Free State (Podcast)

Daily Maverick - 2 months ago
Author Jennifer Friedman's memoir Queen of the Free State is filled with laugh-out-loud funny stories (like the one about the blaspheming budgie) and stories that will make you cry (poor Sandy) about her childhood in the Orange Free State more than...

Exploring the history of the Drakensberg mountain passes on horseback

Independent Online - 3 months ago
Van Schalkwyk challenges some versions of history, such as that “General” Frans van Reenen after whom the pass was named – miserable fellow that he was to steal his son's fiancée – was neither a general nor did he introduce the apartheid-era law which...

On this day: October 11

Metro Newspaper UK - 3 months ago
1521: Pope Leo X conferred the title of Defender of the Faith on Henry VIII. Twelve years later Henry broke with Rome to marry Anne Boleyn. 1844: Baked beans magnate HJ Heinz was born of German parents in Pittsburgh. 1899: The Boer War began between...

Unearthed Photos from Roger Ballen's Nightmarish Archive

VICE en_us - 3 months ago
The Die Antwoord collaborator and photographer of life among decay has a new book showcasing his instantly recognizable "Ballenesque" style. SHARE; TWEET. Beckett Mufson. Oct 2 2017, 12:30pm. Roger Ballen, Sergeant F. de Bruin, Department of Prisons ...and...

Op-Ed: Church, colonialism and mission – two hundred years of Catholicism in South Africa

Daily Maverick - 4 months ago
Though, after initial prohibition, the freedom to function was granted in the Boer republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State, the residue of anti-Catholicism remained throughout the territory of modern South Africa well into the 20th century...

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