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Hundreds of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal
Hundreds of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal
The smell is nauseating. The grass has been turned into a faecal marshland yet the cattle drink and trot towards the Vaal River. The Lekwa...
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
Michael Malapane is from the Free State. But like so many other South Africans he has long left the place of his birth in search of economic...
After the goldrush, coal addiction
After the goldrush, coal addiction
Given South Africa’s exceptional mineral resource base, it is instructive to examine what we have made of this endowment, in particular gold.
‘I don’t know him’ — Duduzane Zuma on Mxolisi Dukwana claims
‘I don’t know him’ — Duduzane Zuma on Mxolisi Dukwana claims
Duduzane Zuma has denied the claim that he was party to a meeting during which former Free State MEC
Provinces push for matric passes
Provinces push for matric passes
In an investigation into the human cost of matric, the Mail & Guardian documented a year that overwhelms and damages both teachers and...
Independent candidates snatch wards from the ANC in embattled Maluti-a-Phofung
Independent candidates snatch wards from the ANC in embattled Maluti-a-Phofung
Ten former ANC councillors who contested as independent candidates in the Free State’s Maluti-a-Phofung municipality snatched wards from the...
Mkhwebane loses again, this time over Vrede dairy probe
Mkhwebane loses again, this time over Vrede dairy probe
In yet another stinging court defeat for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the high court on Thursday made a personal and punitive costs order...
Silicosis case settlement brings hope
Silicosis case settlement brings hope
"I get the money: What will I do with it? I cannot walk five metres without losing breath. I cannot even go to the shop, it is ridiculous, but that...
Vrede farmers lost trust in Mkhwebane, Zondo commission hears
Vrede farmers lost trust in Mkhwebane, Zondo commission hears
Local farmers who were supposed to benefit from the failed Gupta-linked dairy project at Vrede in the Free State lost trust in Public Protector...
Zondo commission: There is a culture of fear in the Free State govt
Zondo commission: There is a culture of fear in the Free State govt
A culture of fear exists among Free State government officials wanting to fend off malfeasance, the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture...
#SABC8: The biggest mess ever broadcast
#SABC8: The biggest mess ever broadcast
‘I want to applaud people who recognise this wonderful person called Hlaudi. Because when I came here there was no SABC. People who work here...
Leadership can fix poor schooling
Leadership can fix poor schooling
The Fezile Dabi district has consistently been one of the best-performing districts contributing to the Free State department of education’s...

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