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N1 to Winburg closed following protests

The N1 between Bloemfontein and Winburg in the Free State remains closed as a result of violent protests in the Winburg area. OFM News reports,...

SA has boundless economic potential – Ramaphosa

In his latest letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to avoid getting caught up in the country’s immediate challenges and focus on...

Ramaphosa to address the nation at 7pm

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 7pm on Tuesday on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The address follows meetings...

Great-granny shares secret of reaching 101

Taking care of your soul and being content with yourself is the secret of Bloemfontein resident Matokelo Paulina Taole, who recently celebrated her 101st...

Health MEC first in FS to take Covid-19 shot

Free State MEC of Health, Montseng Tsiualong, with Head of the Department Dr David Motau, took the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at Universitas...

Possible lockdown relaxation on the cards – analyst

There has been speculation that President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce this week a possible easing of restrictions on alcohol sales. The second wave of the...

Alcohol industry gearing up to start trading on Tuesday – Ntimane

The first shipment of one million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine from India arrives on Monday, sparking speculation that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation this...

Indigenous groups welcome new act

The commencement of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act on 1 April 2021 is described as a breakthrough for the indigenous community. According to...

Ramaphosa identifies burials as Covid-19 ‘super spreaders’

Funerals have been identified as super spreaders by President Cyril Ramaphosa, as the number of coronavirus infections soar. This was highlighted in Ramaphosa’s national address on the progress of...

#CoronavirusFS: Lesotho borders closed

Two border posts between the Free State and neighbouring Lesotho will be closed for general entry and departure. OFM News reports that this as President...

250 000 jobs at risk in liquor industry

As many as 250 000 jobs are on the line as the ban on the sale of alcohol persists. This comes after President Cyril...

Coronavirus council to meet on Wednesday

Government spokesperson Phumla Williams says the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) will meet on Wednesday at 9am. This as the country anticipates President Cyril Ramaphosa’s...

Alcohol industry urges public to adhere to restrictions

The South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) has welcomed the positive behaviour of citizens over the New Year weekend after new Lockdown Level 3...

‘#Covid19 vaccine expected in SA in 2021’ – Ramaphosa

For the first time, South Africans can tentatively enjoy hope for an end to the country’s COVID-19 nightmare, with further information offered by President...

Bfn ready for #16DaysOfActivism

Police in Bloemfontein gathered at Langenhovenpark to launch the 16 Days of Activism campaign for no violence against women and children on Wednesday. OFM News...

#Covid19: Alcohol sales ‘return to normal’

The sale of alcohol at retail outlets is now permitted during licensed trading hours. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the amendment to alert level 1 regulations...

Ramaphosa responds to #FSasbestos deal

President Cyril Ramaphosa confirms he is aware of corruption allegations levelled against some of his Cabinet members following the Free State asbestos arrests. OFM News...

Nearly 25 000 NC matrics to sit for exams

It is all systems go for the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations in the Northern Cape. According to Premier Zamani Saul, all measures have...