Maize and wheat lower on profit taking

Independent Online - 1 month ago
“Today we saw a bit of profit taking and a stronger rand also put pressure on the wheat and maize market‚” said Andries van der Walt‚ trader at Vrystaat Mielies. “SA had some drought‚ but...

Play back by popular demand

News24 - 2 months ago
Last year, this theatre production with Tobie Cronjé and Gerben Kamper sold out within days at the Vrystaat Arts Festival, Aardklop, Woordfees and the KKNK. Bloemfontein has one last chance to see...

Artworks come to life

News24 - 4 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...

Festival has literature written all over it

News24 - 4 months ago
The growth in the 2017 Vrystaat Literature Festival is testimony to the vibrancy of this blossoming writers' oasis in the heart of South Africa. The festival will reach an even wider audience...

Artists flock to FS

News24 - 4 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 - 7 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 - 7 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...

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Eskom should not suspend bulk electricity supply to FS – Patricia Kopane

Politicsweb - 2 hours ago
The DA in the Free State yesterday afternoon made a submission to Eskom, motivating on behalf of the people of the province, to suspend the power utility's intent on implementing scheduled interruptions in the supply of electricity to defaulting ...and...

Solid start for big guns in SA IPT

SuperSport - 18 hours ago
It took a bit more effort than they bargained for, but defending champions Southern Cape, Western Province and host union Central Gauteng hit the front in the ...and...

Keys to the country? Free State to give away pianos

Times LIVE - 1 day ago
Pianos will be given away as prizes at an inter-governmental choral competition held to instil patriotism in the Free State. The provincial department of Sport‚ Arts‚ Culture and Recreation (DSACR) is leading the project. “Through this initiative‚ the...

Analysis: A provincial turn-off on the ANC's long and winding road to unity

Daily Maverick - 2 days ago
For a start, up until this point, leaderships of ANC provinces have appeared to have very different views on the national ANC race. KZN, Free State and North West have been pushing hard for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Gauteng has been behind Ramaphosa ...and...

Vlammie to represent province at tourism competition

Lowvelder - 2 days ago
MBOMBELA – Mandy Mhlongo, a grade 11 learner from Hoërskool Bergvlam is the provincial winner of the National Tourism Career Expo (NTCE). She will go on to represent the province at the national expo, later this month in the Free State. The platform...

Mabuza continues to push for uncontested ANC conference

News24 - 2 days ago
His provincial executive committee wanted him to be the deputy president of the organisation, but that talk has died down since he began talking about unity. Supra Mahumapelo (North West chairperson and premier), Ace Magashule (Free State chairperson ...and...

ANC leaders in five provinces call for unity

South African Broadcasting Corporation - 3 days ago
African National Congress (ANC) leaders representing five provinces have once again called for unity within the party ahead of the 54th national conference. Leaders from the North West, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Mpumalanga attended the ...and...

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Man survives two wars but his wife dies 11 days later

Keighley News - 1 week ago
HENRY Duff Thomas had already fought in the Boer War when he signed up for service in the First World War. As a young man he had won the Queen's South Africa Medal for service in Cape Colony, Orange Free State and the Transvaal. More than a...

Rush to expand has left us with too many lame ducks

The Times - 1 week ago
Having played with Orange Free State, now the Free State Cheetahs, he said that he was “really good friends with all of them” and “it would be a really tough challenge”. He assured us that the Cheetahs would bite back after last week's defeat by Ulster.and...

Op-Ed: The shaping of South African Catholicism – 200 years

Daily Maverick - 4 weeks ago
This territory, established in its own right in 1850, would span not only the province later called KwaZulu Natal but also the then Boer Republics (Orange Free State and Zuid Afrikaansche Republic/Transvaal), Basutoland and later extend into the ...and...

The Guardian view on Confederate statues: they must fall

The Guardian - 1 month ago
Friday 18 August 2017 13.57 EDT Last modified on Friday 18 August 2017 17.00 EDT. One Friday afternoon in September 1994, a statue was pulled down from in front of provincial government offices in what was then the Orange Free State in South Africa.and...

Afrikaans youth movement discusses changing society

South African Broadcasting Corporation - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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...

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