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Heritage and Tourism month celebrated in FS

The Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR) together with the Caledon River Museum in Mofulatshepe, Smithfield will celebrate the month...

Young duathlon athlete excited about new bicycle

Tshediso Lephaila, a 15-year-old athlete from Dr Böhmer Secondary School in Bloemfontein, has received a sponsorship of cycling equipment consisting of a bike, helmet,...

FS government flirts with idea of virtual Macufe

The Free State Provincial Government is looking into the possibility of a virtual version of the Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe) to help local...

Premier intervenes in Pacofs fiasco

As the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State's (Pacofs) sit-in by artists nears the 10-day mark, Premier Sefora Ntombela said the Minister of...

FS author wins poetry award

Moshe Samuel Sekhobo, Free State author and poet, is the Avbob Poetry Competition award winner of 2019/2020. The Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture...

Basotho New Year celebrated

In August the Basotho normally celebrate the New Year. This is annually done in recognition of nature’s way of giving way to new life...

Artists, athletes to receive relief fund payments in July

The payment of the Covid-19 Relief Fund to selected qualifying artists and athletes will be effected during this month. The distribution of funds to...

Intergovernmental Choral Competition and launch of the Free State Mass Choir

As part of instilling patriotism into public servants, the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR) will host the Intergovernmental Choral...

Auditions to be held for FS Choir

Baritones, sopranos and altos alike can flex their vocal chords and try out for the Free State Provincial Mass Choir. Singers from across the...

Boxing tournament held in honour of Madiba

The Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation will be hosting a boxing event in honour of the late former president Nelson Mandela. Mandela was...

#Macufe ‘not going anywhere’

Despite the fierce criticism by the opposition parties against the controversial Macufe festival, the event will continue to be held annually. The Free State MEC...

Poetry and art talent search held

The past weekend saw many visual artists and poets show off their talent at the poetry talent search held at the Mmabana Cultural Centre...

Heritage site on FS farm falling apart

Bethany Mission Complex, a national monument in the southern Free State, is in a state of disrepair. This comes after reports of the original...

Dr Maphalla honoured for his literary work

Sesotho wordsmith, Dr Kgotso Pieter David Maphalla, was recently honoured by the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLAR) in recognition of his...

Waaihoek to be included in Bloem heritage route

The Mangaung Metro Municipality, along with the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

Opposition raises questions over #Macufe

Questions regarding the annual Mangaung Arts and Culture Festival (Macufe) are mounting. This, as opposition parties in the Free State Legislature demands answers as to...

Young disabled athlete dies at sport department camp

A young athlete died after he drowned while taking part in a O.R. Tambo Games camp last week. The twenty-year-old disability football athlete was...

FS Heritage Day Celebrations to be held in Ficksburg

The Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation will join millions of South Africans to celebrate the 24th edition of Heritage Day...