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Ramaphosa booed, then cheered at Mugabe funeral service

President Cyril Ramaphosa received a hot and cold reception in Zimbabwe on Saturday afternoon as he was first booed and later cheered at as...

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...

Fans slam chaos, violence and ‘mass mugging’ after Global Citizen

There were reports of a group of about 30 men using knives and guns to attack people. Music revelers who attended the Global Citizen Festival...

Flower festival beckons enthusiasts and tourists alike

The Free State Madeira Flower Festival will not only showcase the best of the province’s floral offerings but will also be jam packed with...

BCM CFO found guilty in Mandela funeral fraud scandal – report

The chief financial officer (CFO) of the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) Vincent Pillay, who is on suspension, has reportedly been found guilty by an...

FS Municipality’s paid overseas trip cancelled

An overseas trip costing more than R 400 000 for the mayor and four Dihlabeng municipal officials had to cancelled at the last minute. Although...

SARB launches Mandela banknotes

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has launched a series of commemorative banknotes as part of the centenary of former president Nelson Mandela. The late...

All roads lead to Nelson Mandela 

Police are looking for a white mini bus taxi that was involved in the hijacking of a delivery truck in Brandwag, Bloemfontein. Police spokesperson, Chaka...

Bloemfontein Courant launches schools’ edition

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." This profound statement by our beloved former president and world icon, the...

Know your history: 10 facts about Freedom Day

Freedom Day is much more than just another public holiday, or the reason for the long weekend. It is an important day to commemorate...

5 chilling revelations from #Winniethedoccie

South Africans are still reeling in shock from the revelations award-winning Pascale Lamche's Winnie documentary. The production, which aired on news channel eNCA on...

Call for flags to be lowered nationwide

DA leader Mmusi Maimane agreed it was fitting for all South Africans to mourn and for the country to fly flags at half-mast in...

Winnie’s official funeral service at Orlando Stadium

Madikizela-Mandela remained strong and ‘stubborn on behalf of our people’ during the apartheid era, President Cyril Ramaphosa said. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the official...

Tributes to South Africa’s Winnie Mandela

African leaders and celebrities have led tributes to South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela who has died aged 81. The former wife of South Africa’s...

This day in history

Thursday, 2 February 1989 Pik Botha suffered a mild stroke and, on this day he announced his intention to resign from the National Party presidency...

Mohapi passes at age 84

Jani (OJ) Mohapi (84), mayor of Bloemfontein from 1994 to 2000, passed away on Tuesday 19 December. His brother, White Mohapi, confirmed the sad news...

Naval Hill adds to festive mood

As Christmas decorations fill the city's streets, Mangaung's popular tourist attraction, Naval Hill, is also taking part in the festivities. Every evening residents and...

Remembering Mandela – Ten quotes to remember him by

On this day four years ago, one of the world’s most iconic leaders, Rolihlanhla Nelson Mandela, passed away after leaving a legacy which will...