It was a year which saw Jonathan Jansen step down as the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Vice-Chancellor and Rector.
Revolutionary student movement #FeesMustFall brought the country’s tertiary institutions to a halt for a second year running and the political landscape saw a shift in power in some of South Africa’s biggest metros during the municipal elections.
These are just some of the memorable events after a year which produced a plethora of good, bad, inspirational, funny and sometimes unbelievable stories.
Here are the most read news stories to come out of Bloemfontein in 2016:
- Three degrees behind his name, yet unemployed
- PHOTOS: Shocking pictures of Kovsie campus today
- Three hijacked in Bloemfontein over the weekend
- Awerbuch’s – die einde van ‘n era
- Groundbreaking surgery makes history in Bloem
- DJ murder suspect granted R1 000 bail
- Breaking News: Cash-in-transit heist at Preller, undisclosed amount stolen
- UFS Female Res Student Stabbed in Shower Room
- Prof Jonathan Jansen steps down as UFS Vice-Chancellor and Rector
- Hailstorm turns Bloemfontein Streets white
- VIDEO: Luck changes for Master’s graduate
- Two rhinos poached at Bloemfontein Zoo
- Mangaung faces total shutdown – DA
- Well-known Bloemfontein businessman dies in shooting incident
- VIDEO: Driejarige deur Rottweiler aangeval
- PUBLIC ALERT: Be wary of these crime tendencies
- VIDEOS & PHOTOS: UFS calm today after violent protests
Compiled by Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News