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Deputy Minister to visit Thaba Nchu for Arbor Month

Arbor month will kick off with a visit from Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu, who will open a memorial garden...

#CoronavirusFS: DESTEA calls for resubmission of applications

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) says many businesses in the province have not submitted the...

FS economy headed for downturn

The Free State economy is headed for a harsh decline with an expected contraction of -3.7% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This...

Destea announces local economy recovery plan

Covid-19 economic recovery plans have been announced by the Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs earlier today. These...

Future of FS clothing, textile sector uncertain

The Free State clothing and textile sector which employs a large number of people in Botshabelo and Qwaqwa is amongst many industries and businesses...

Opposition blasts Mangaung Metro over Bfn zoo

The opposition in the troubled Mangaung Metro Municipal Council, which include Bloemfontein, on Tuesday afternoon 10 March 2020 criticised the metro over the final...

Free State looks to Turkey for investments

A team from the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the Free State (Destea) has wrapped up a nine...

No set date for reopening of zoo

There is still no set date as to when Bloemfontein residents can visit the Bloemfontein zoo after the closure by the Department of Small...

Destea warns against fake education institutions

As the school year begins many young people are eager to get into good tertiary institutions, however, this time of year is rife with...

Virginia gets own liquefied gas plant

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea) MEC, Makalo Mohale led a delegation of government officials at...

Project Qala empowers local entrepreneurs

Mars Multisales Africa, in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea), recently launched Project Qala with the aim...

FS ventures into the cannabis industry

The Free State considers the cannabis industry to be a great opportunity for it to grow its economy. This is according to Thuso Ramaema,...

Bloem hosts Cannabis Expo

Cannabis business leaders, scientists, technology experts and influencers are preparing to meet at Urth Garden Centre in Bloemfontein for the 2019 Cannabis Expo that...

Stokvels show tourism potential

The Free State Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea) seeks to encourage more stokvel involvement in the tourism industry. This...

FS Destea MEC weighs in briefly on FDC/VBS raid

The Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea) says it will continue to comply with the Hawks’ investigation into the...

Local tourism businesses win at Lilizela Awards

Local businesses in the tourism industry were recognised for their excellence at the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards, this week. Bloemfontein accommodation establishments such as...

FS government wants to help stokvels

The department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs invites chairpersons and secretaries of stokvels across the Free State Province to a...

Destea to promote FS tourism this month

Despite an abundance of natural attractions, historical sites and scenic beauty, residents in the Free State do not travel within their province. The majority...