News

UIF explains COVID-19 TERS payments.

July 3, 2020 0

Thursday, 02 July 2020 Pretoria: The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has confirmed it will continue to accept and process COVID-19 TERS claims submitted for April,…

Business

GDP falls by 2.0%.

July 1, 2020 0

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 Pretoria: The South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020, Statistics SA has revealed.…

Business

MTN data prices to fall.

June 30, 2020 0

Friday, 26 June 2020 Pretoria: The Competition Commission has welcomed the decision for MTN to slash its data costs after reaching a settlement agreement on…

News

More airports to open.

June 30, 2020 0

Monday, 29 June 2020 Pretoria: While international passenger flights remain prohibited, with the exception of those authorised by the Transport Minister, seven more airports are…

News

SA water levels on the decline.

June 26, 2020 0

Thursday, 25 June 2020 Pretoria: South Africans have been encouraged to save water, as water resources and dam levels across the country, with the exception…

Business

Breaking ground for economic growth.

June 24, 2020 0

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 Pretoria: Going beyond talking to breaking ground, President Cyril Ramaphosa has spelt out how government will foster infrastructure development, while creating…

News

SA unemployment reaches 30.1%.

June 24, 2020 0

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 Pretoria: Unemployment in South Africa rose to 30.1% in the first three months of 2020, Statistics South Africa has revealed. The…

News

More industries to reopen soon.

June 18, 2020 0

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 Pretoria: Sit-down restaurants, casinos and accredited accommodation will soon open to the public — under stringent conditions — after being closed…

News

VBS Bank suspects arrested.

June 18, 2020 0

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 Pretoria: The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has pounced on eight suspects allegedly behind the plundering and collapse of the Venda Building…

News

NSFAS N+2 rule still stands.

June 10, 2020 0

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 Pretoria: Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has reiterated that the department is not going to change the stipulated…

News

SABS warns against uncertified PPEs.

June 9, 2020 0

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 Pretoria: The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has urged the public against bogus and potentially harmfully personal protective equipment (PPE).…

News

Heilbron Clinic temporarily closed.

June 2, 2020 0

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 Heilbron: The Clinic in Heilbron is temporarily closed due to some people associated with it who tested Covid-19 positive. The Department…

Lifestyle

To the moon, mars and beyond.

May 28, 2020 0

Thursday, 28 May 2020 Matjiesfontein; Western Cape: The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has entered into a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

News

SA ushers in winter with snow.

May 27, 2020 0

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 Temperatures have dropped significantly at the start of the week, with the South African Weather Service predicting snow in parts of…

News

SA moves to alert level 3.

May 24, 2020 0

Sunday, 24 May 2020 Pretoria: President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to alert level 3 with effect from 1 June –…

News

Free State secures 25 quarantine sites.

May 19, 2020 0

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 Bloemfontein: The Free State government has identified 25 quarantine facilities to accommodate people who have had contact with COVID-19 patients. “We have 10 quarantine facilities that are…

Business

Disappointment at S&P downgrade.

April 30, 2020 0

Thursday, 30 April 2020 Pretoria: Government has expressed disappointment at rating agency S&P’s decision to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign rating amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In…

News

SA’s level 4: The new normal.

April 30, 2020 0

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 Pretoria: While some will now breathe a sigh of relief that their lives will slowly return to normalcy, the road ahead…

News

How to access R350 COVID-19 grant.

April 29, 2020 0

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 Pretoria: Government has outlined the process for the application of the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant for individuals who are…

Business

UIF ramps up TERS payments.

April 23, 2020 0

Thursday, 23 April 2020 Pretoria: Workers facing distress due to the COVID-19 lockdown continue to find relief, thanks to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). According…

News

SA COVID-19 cases rise to 3 465.

April 21, 2020 0

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 Eastern Cape: South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 3 465 as of Tuesday. The total number of tests conducted…

News

SA confirms 3 158 COVID-19 cases.

April 19, 2020 0

Sunday, 19 April 2020 Pretoria: South Africa has confirmed a total of 3 158 COVID-19 cases, having conducted 114 711 tests to date. The provincial breakdown…

News

SA COVID-19 cases rise to 3 034.

April 19, 2020 0

Saturday, 18 April 2020 Pretoria: South Africa has 3 034 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 903 recoveries and 52 deaths, the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli…

News

SA records 2 783 COVID-19 cases.

April 17, 2020 0

Friday, April 17, 2020 Pretoria: South Africa has confirmed a total of 2 783 COVID-19 cases, having conducted 100 827 tests to date. The provincial breakdown…

News

Vandalism of schools increase to 403.

April 17, 2020 0

Friday, 17 April 2020 Pretoria: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has condemned the 403 incidents of vandalism, burglary and destruction of schools across several provinces…

News

SANDF records four COVID-19 cases.

April 15, 2020 0

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 Pretoria: The Surgeon General of the South African National Defence Force says the SANDF has recorded its first four positive cases…

News

SA COVID-19 deaths reach 18.

April 8, 2020 0

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Pretoria: South Africa’s COVID-19 related deaths have risen to 18. This after Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday announced five more…

Editor's Blog

Calm before the storm.

April 7, 2020 0

Calm before the storm. Calm before the storm is a period of unusual tranquillity or stability that seems likely to presage difficult times. Our Health…

Business

SAA to suspend domestic flights.

March 25, 2020 0

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 Johannesburg: South African Airways (SAA) will suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March 2020. “The decision came…

Editor's Blog

What is faith?

March 3, 2020 0

What is faith? According to the dictionary, faith has two basic meanings: The first is complete confidence in a person or plan, etc., and the…

Business

GDP down by 1.4%.

March 3, 2020 0

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 Pretoria: The South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2019, Statistics South Africa (Stats…

News

IEC to deregister 138 inactive parties.

February 27, 2020 0

Thursday, 27 February 2020 Pretoria: The Electoral Commission (IEC) will deregister 138 inactive political parties should they not inform the commission in writing of their…

Free State News

Police operation net 226.

February 27, 2020 0

Thursday, 27 February 2020 Phuthaditjhaba: The operations conducted by various units in the cluster including visible, detective and specialized units held an operation for a…

Business

Hope for SA Express.

February 24, 2020 0

Monday, 24 February 2020 Pretoria: Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Phumulo Masualle says there is still a commercial case for SA Express, and that it can…

Sport

Celtic into Ke Yona quarters.

February 24, 2020 0

Saturday, 22 February 2020 Bloemfontein: Bloemfontein Celtic overcame Maritzburg United 3-2 in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday…