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Medical students reach out to kids in need

A group of medical students from the University of the Free State (UFS) has recently joined hands with the Department of Physiotherapy at the...

Free State’s most beautiful crowned

Back with a bang, the renowned Miss Free State pageant has the town talking after the new winners were crowned last weekend. Despite the big...

Salga proposes 2.8% salary hike for municipal workers ahead of wage...

The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has proposed a 2.8% salary hike for the 2021 salary and wage negotiations for municipal workers at...

EFF calls for university student debt, registration fees to be waived...

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic’s detrimental effects on economies around the world, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have called for all historic student...

Bfn motorists fill up ahead of petrol hike

Motorists in Bloemfontein have already started flocking to fuel stations to fill up their tanks ahead of the fuel hike expected at midnight. OFM News...

Win your school fees for 2021!

Considering the financial pressures many households are under due to the current economic environment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, families are unable to afford...

Vaccine and SMME investment may keep economy afloat

To avoid further damage to the economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government must ensure that a vaccine is free of charge and...

Fitch and Moody’s downgrade South Africa amid pandemic struggles

Ratings agencies Fitch and Moody’s lowered their assessments of South Africa’s financial strength on Friday, saying pandemic had further stifled the heavily indebted country’s economy. The agencies,...

#CoronavirusFS: Health and Education to account

Two of the biggest Free State Departments - Health and Education - will appear before the Provincial Legislature on Friday. OFM News reports that, the...

PSA stands up against corruption

The Public Servants Association (PSA) is appalled with the alleged plans of government to access pensioner’s funds to finance the failing state owned entities...

Minister banned tobacco well knowing it would boost illicit trade, her...

The recent boom in the illicit cigarette trade as a result of the national ban on tobacco product sales during the Covid-19 pandemic, came...

Women on the Move celebrated virtually

Women on the Move is one of the most exciting initiatives started by Get It Bloemfontein in recent years. No wonder, because celebrating the...

Court postpones hearing on reopening of hair salons

The Western Cape High Court on Friday postponed the hearing of the legal challenge to the continued closure of hair salons by 10 days...

Wear ‘jammies’ to help kids with cancer

Get ready to support a great cause by simply wearing your favourite pyjamas on Youth Day. CHOC Free State encourages people to join the...

10 ways to protect the elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic

With the world reeling under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is added concern for the elderly. While all ages are susceptible to infection,...

CUT Innovations assist with Covid-19 medical needs

As the world fights an immense battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central University of Technology, in the Free State (CUT) is lending a...

Motshekga outlines education department’s plan for pupils

In unpacking governments’ intervention measures on the Covid-19 pandemic, government has announced that notices have been sent to schools to send material for pupils...

Ramaphosa declares national disaster as Covid-19 cases rise to 61

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening in Pretoria about Cabinet’s plans for the country in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He...