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From addict to activist

A mother who resides in Bloemfontein shares her life journey of how she was able to turn her life around amidst her messy lifestyle...

Free State men unite against GBV

The Free State government has taken major strides towards addressing issues of gender-based violence (GBV) within the province and the country as a whole. This...

Men challenged to lead fight against GBV

As the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign came to an end, the government challenged men to...

Ntombela charity run a success

The Premier of the Free State, Sisi Ntombela, held a successful charity run event in Bloemfontein over the weekend. Hundreds of participants in and...

AASD pledges to Mangaung citizens

The Afrikan Alliance of Social Democrats (AASD) with Pappie Mokoena as party leader, has recently launched a pledge to the citizens of Mangaung. Mokoena...

Famsa doing its part against GBV

The Bloemfontein branch of Families South Africa (Famsa) has been running a programme on gender-based violence (GBV) called Count-To-Ten at different schools in the...

FS SAPS operation nabs 455 suspects

An operation conducted by the Free State police yielded positive results as a total of 455 suspects were arrested during this operation. The multi-disciplinary approach...

#CrimeStats: Sexual offences, #GBV still a concern

Police Minister Bheki Cele says criminal acts against women and children must come to an end. Releasing crime statistics for the fourth quarter of 2020/2021,...

Bloemspruit a 2021 #GBV and femicide hotspot in the FS

The Bloemspruit Police Station has the highest reported gender-based violence (GBV) related cases in the Free State for the first three months of 2021. OFM...

#GBV in FS in sharp focus at SAPS/NPA indaba

The scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide in the Free State will be focused on over the next two days as law enforcement...

DNA test backlog ’empowers murderers and rapists’, Parliament hears

The fact that there are over 200,000 outstanding DNA results backlogged in forensic science laboratory service was “empowering murderers and rapists”. This according to African...

Minister Zulu relaunches 24-hour GBV Command Centre

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has relaunched the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Command Centre – a 24-hour facility in Salvokop, Pretoria, to address indecent assault,...

Movement takes to Bfn streets over GBV

This morning the South African Prisoners Unemployed Social Movement took to the streets and came together at the Glaspaleis in Bloemfontein to take a...

CUT bemoans #GBV death of student

The Central University of Technology (CUT) in the Free State bemoans the loss of a female student due to gender-based violence. OFM News reports, it...

Ramaphosa renews call for communities and police to work together to...

As the body count of gender-based violence (GBV) victims continues to increase, President Cyril Ramaphosa has renewed his call on all South Africans to...

Victims of abuse silenced in lockdown

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been a major issue in recent times. However, as lockdown continues, there have been less reports related to incidents of...

#Gallery: Women gather against abuse at Hoffman Square

Local women marched to the hub of the city of Bloemfontein today to make their stand against gender-based violence (GBV). Executive Mayor of Mangaung...