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People turn to private safe deposit vaults due to load shedding

More people have turned to private safe deposit vaults to protect their valuables due to load shedding. IBV International Vaults said they’ve seen a 40%...

Indicators show economic recovery in progress

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for Quarter 3 of 2022 on Tuesday 6 December 2022, revealing a year-on-year...

Free State celebrating active ageing during Golden Games

Yesterday (5 December) marked the start of the active ageing programme under the theme of “Contribution and Resilience of older ones in a changing...

Unemployment stats: Good news as more than 200 000 jobs gained...

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) on Tuesday for the third quarter of 2022 with...

October inflation surprises with another increase

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Wednesday confirmed that inflation rose to 7.6% in October. The 0.4% increase came as a surprise as economists had...

South Africans feeling the pain as inflation reaches 13-year high

Inflation has surged in South Africa for a third consecutive month as citizens continue to battle against the rising cost of living. According to Statistics...

Can your side hustle get you fired?

In the age of pandemics and other socio-economic upheavals, relying on a single income may prove risky, especially as joblessness continues to rise. Statistics South...

SA in line for first digital census

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is set to conduct a trial to the first ever digital census to be conducted in the country. The Census...

Women – claim your financial power

Every August, South Africa reflects on the power of women. However, what has lagged is women's equality in the financial arena. The positive news...

Safety in clubs under spotlight

The festive season may be filled with partying, music and drinks but something more sinister can be lurking in Bloemfontein's club life. Sexual offences...

Stats SA’s latest Victims of Crime Survey paints dismal picture

South Africans are becoming more sceptical about crime. This is according to the recent Victims of Crime Survey 2017/2018 results released by Statistics South...

University graduates ‘are more employable than TVET graduates’

Statistician-General at Statistics South Africa, Pali Lehohla, revealed that students who have graduated from university as opposed to Technical and Vocational Education and Training...

Rise in poverty: Bfn also feels the pinch

The latest “Poverty Trends in South Africa” report released by Statistics South Africa, revealed that poverty is on the rise in the country. The...

Poverty on the rise in South Africa

The latest “Poverty Trends in South Africa” report released by Statistics South Africa revealed that poverty is on the rise in the country. The...

FS youth unemployment is worrying- NYDA

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in the Free State says it has noted with concern the high number of unemployed people in the...

Tertiary industries dominate FS employment

Free State Department of Treasury MEC Elzabe Rockman

FS and NC with highest number of disabled people

LERATO LELIA Free State and Northern Cape provinces had the highest proportion of persons with disabilities (11%), followed by North West and Eastern Cape at 10%...

NC has one the highest rates of non-natural deaths

LERATO LELIA The Northern Cape was reported as one of the provinces that recorded the highest proportion of non-natural deaths in the country at 10, 9%...