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Destea to promote FS tourism this month

Despite an abundance of natural attractions, historical sites and scenic beauty, residents in the Free State do not travel within their province. The majority...

Destea invites applications from young FS entrepreneurs

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea) has opened applications for this current financial year and is...

Conference empowering female entrepreneurs

For the first time since its inception, the Standard Bank Top Women Conference was held at the President Hotel, Bloemfontein, on Monday 20 May...

Agricultural sector faces job losses

The Free State agricultural sector recorded the highest loss in employment as compared to other economic sectors. This, according to the Department of Economic...

Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park revitalised

The revitalised Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park at the Phuthaditjhaba Multi-Purpose Centre in Qwaqwa was launched on Tuesday, 30 October by Deputy Minister of Trade and...

Pitching competition puts focus on Agro-Processing in FS

Agro-processing in the Free State took centre stage as 12e entrepreneurs vied for the top three spots in the Agro-Processing Funding Programme in a...

DESTEA holds workshop on local wildlife industry

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) held a workshop on the wildlife industry at Phillip Saunders...

FS government encourages people to start businesses

Destea has launched a project in Parys, Free State, that will now empower young entrepreneurs and women to start their own businesses. The spokesperson for...

Only 7% of factories in FS occupied since 1994

Investment in the Free State textile industry has dropped sharply since the dawn of democracy in 1994. This is according to Dr Mbulelo Nokwequ,...

Free State Government Launches Climate Change Awareness Campaign

The Free State Provincial Government has set out on another first, this time with a Climate Change Awareness Campaign which has already kicked off...

Tourism will bloom as Parys hosts the inaugural Madeira Flower Festival

Parys in the Free State today hosts the inaugural Madeira Flower Festival Forum. This comes after a joint venture between the provincial government and Portugal. According to...

Tourism paves the way to greener pastures for the youth

Five learners and teachers will represent South Africa at a youth in tourism global summit that will be held in Europe next month. This...

Mangaung township tourism to create jobs

Ahead of  the 2016 Macufe Arts Festival in Bloemfontein the MEC for the Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental...

Tourism industry can fight unemployment

The President Steyn learner, Renaldo Martin, was very excited to learn more about the possibilities offered by the NGO, Cheetah Experience. He is pictured here with Nadine Hofmann.