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#FSbudget: Mohale vows to revitalise FS economy

Economic growth, job creation, preservation of the natural environment, and revitalisation of the tourism sector in the Free State are key priorities. OFM News reports...

Youth unemployment: Opposition slams FS Premier

Opposition party members in the Free State Legislature accuse Premier Sisi Ntombela of using the Covid-19 pandemic as a scapegoat for the government’s ongoing...

Top matric achiever discovers stray baboon

An 18-year-old Bloemfontein matriculant, who recently scored seven distinctions in her final exams, made a wild discovery on Monday 1 March, finding a baboon...

Developing small businesses digitally

A digital enablement training programme for small business owners of Bloemfontein and surrounding towns was held by the GIFT Foundation on Sunday, 6 December 2020. Nobukhosi...

#Unemployment, lack of township economy a concern in FS

Boosting the Free State economy and addressing high unemployment rates remains a top priority in the province. This is according to the Free State...

Shops shut down for illegal practices

18 out of 20 businesses in Botshabelo have been closed down after they were found in violation of municipal bylaws, immigration laws as well...

FS aims to revitalise township economy

The Free State Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) has confirmed 460 shops in 69 Free State towns have thus...

Applications for funding in FS Wildlife sector open

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) are encouraging SMMEs and Cooperatives in the wildlife sector across...

Animals taken care of after zoo closure

The Bloemfontein SPCA will do intensive inspections of the Bloemfontein Zoo while the facility is temporarily closed. Gates were shut by the Free State...

FS 2019 Investment Prospectus launched

More than 250 investors participated in the inaugural Free State Investment Conference. This conference is part of the national drive to improve foreign direct...

FS MEC wants number of liquor outlets reduced

The Free State MEC of Police, Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini is currently engaging with a number of stakeholders, to have the number of...

FS province searches for answers to social ills issues

The Free State provincial government, including various departments, will scrutinise some of the deeply rooted social ills among others issues that continue to plague...

Freedom Charter celebrated

The Free State MEC for the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea), Makalo Mohale, gave the annul Freedom Charter...

FS enterprises showcase at SAITEX

Small businesses should use the many opportunities accessible to them to ensure that they become job creators and not job seekers. These are the...

FS hosts two-day Youth Expo

The Free State Government will be hosting the Free State Youth Expo from 27 to 28 June 2019 at the Dr Rantlai Molemela Stadium...

Mini mall to be built in Freedom Square

Mangaung Metro Municipality has recognised an area in Freedom Square, Bloemfontein, as a prime spot for business development. Executive Mayor, Olly Mlamleli, spoke to...

Agro processors pitch to fund their businesses

When Bheki Mdelwa and Lucky Sithole of Kweli Meats decided to take their chances at the third and final leg of the Agro-processing Pitching...

Farmers go hungry after drought

The Free State province is the province that has been most affected by drought. This is according to Dr Frikkie Maré of the University...