PICS: FS SOPA 2017

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the live entertainment acts kept the crowds and guests in high spirits with their high energy, traditional dances. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
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Muddy terrain leading to the marque where the event was to be held. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
Don’t let the white colour, often associated with purity deceive you. This mean machine had no trouble getting som,e dirt on it as it navigated through the troublesome muddy terrain at SOPA in Vrede. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
(From left to right): Former SABC Chief Executive Officer Hlaudi Motsoaneng and Director General at Premier Magashule's office, Kopung Ralikontsane. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
(From left to right): Former SABC Chief Executive Officer Hlaudi Motsoaneng and Director General at Premier Magashule’s office, Kopung Ralikontsane. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
A bright smile fromMember of the Democratic Alliance, Provincial Leader of the Free State for the Democratic Alliance, Roy Jankielsohn. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
A bright smile fromMember of the Democratic Alliance, Provincial Leader of the Free State for the Democratic Alliance, Roy Jankielsohn. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
Man of the moment, Free State Premier Ace Magashule as he addresses the masses at the event. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
Speaker for the National Assembly and Chairperson of the African National Congress, Baleka Mbete gives BloemfonteinCourant a dubious smile.Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
Speaker for the National Assembly and Chairperson of the African National Congress, Baleka Mbete gives BloemfonteinCourant a dubious smile.Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi

 

MEC for Free State's Department of Social Development, Limakatso Mahasa. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi.
MEC for Free State’s Department of Social Development, Limakatso Mahasa. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi.
The man leading the department that scored the highest matric marks in 2016, MEC of Basic Education, Tate Makgoe. Image: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi.
The man leading the department that scored the highest matric marks in 2016, MEC of Basic Education, Tate Makgoe. Image: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi.
A stern and poised MEC for Health, Butana Kompela, ready for the event to start. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
A stern and poised MEC for Health, Butana Kompela, ready for the event to start. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
A bubbly and busy Free State MEC for COGTA, Sefora Ntombela. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
A bubbly and busy Free State MEC for COGTA, Sefora Ntombela. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
A full house or in this case a full marquee at the 2017 Free State SOPA in Vrede, Free State. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
A full house or in this case a full marquee at the 2017 Free State SOPA in Vrede, Free State. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
And the winner of the best outfit goes to... GUMBOOTS, because nothing else was nearly as fitting for the event. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi
And the winner of the best outfit goes to… GUMBOOTS, because nothing else was nearly as fitting for the event. Credit: Mark Steenbok and Moeketsi Mogotsi

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