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#MangaungShutdown protesters rally for change

Hundreds of protesters aim to take to the streets of Bloemfontein on Tuesday, as the #MangaungShutdown movement is revived. OFM News reports, the organisers of...

FS sees largest drop in employment figures

The Free State has recorded the largest decrease in employment figures for the first quarter of 2021, shedding 42 000 jobs. This is according to...

FS Consumer Court clamps down on unethical business

Twenty four cases related to consumer complaints were brought before the Consumer Court during November and December 2020. This comes after a drive that saw...

#CoronavirusFS: DESTEA calls for resubmission of applications

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) says many businesses in the province have not submitted the...

FS economy headed for downturn

The Free State economy is headed for a harsh decline with an expected contraction of -3.7% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This...

FS enterprises encouraged to apply for relief funds

Covid-19 and the national lockdown has had devastating impact on the economy as a whole, with the township economy being one of the biggest...

Lack of money delays relocation of Bfn buffaloes

A shortage of funding - R150 000 to be exact - has been identified as the cause behind the delay in the relocation of...

SPCA helps relocate animals after Bloemfontein Zoo closes down

The Bloemfontein SPCA recently collaborated with the department of small business development, tourism and environmental affairs (Destea) and various rescue organisations to help relocate destitute...

Free State looks to Turkey for investments

A team from the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the Free State (Destea) has wrapped up a nine...

Destea warns against fake education institutions

As the school year begins many young people are eager to get into good tertiary institutions, however, this time of year is rife with...

Virginia gets own liquefied gas plant

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea) MEC, Makalo Mohale led a delegation of government officials at...

Project Qala empowers local entrepreneurs

Mars Multisales Africa, in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea), recently launched Project Qala with the aim...

FS looking at possible partnership with Lesotho textile industry

The Free State is looking across the Caledon River for possible expansion of the textile industry in the province. This comes after a team...

Stokvels invited to educational seminar

Growth in the stokvel industry has garnered the attention of both public and private sectors. As a result, members are invited to attend an...

FS ventures into the cannabis industry

The Free State considers the cannabis industry to be a great opportunity for it to grow its economy. This is according to Thuso Ramaema,...

Bloem hosts Cannabis Expo

Cannabis business leaders, scientists, technology experts and influencers are preparing to meet at Urth Garden Centre in Bloemfontein for the 2019 Cannabis Expo that...

FS Destea MEC weighs in briefly on FDC/VBS raid

The Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea) says it will continue to comply with the Hawks’ investigation into the...

Local tourism businesses win at Lilizela Awards

Local businesses in the tourism industry were recognised for their excellence at the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards, this week. Bloemfontein accommodation establishments such as...