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Electricity reductions in Welkom, Ficksburg

Eskom will implement load reduction during the morning peak hours in parts of Welkom and Ficksburg tomorrow. According to Free State spokesperson, Stefanie Jansen...

Notorious drug dealer arrested in Welkom

On 6 October 2020 police seized drugs with an estimated street value of R255 400 after following up on information about drugs at a residence...

At least two more arrests expected in #FSAsbestosGate

The prosecution in the case of the controversial multi-million rand Free State asbestos housing project that dates back to 2013/14, has indicated that at...

Cause of fire at student facility investigated

Investigations into the cause of the fire that broke out at a student accommodation facility in Welkom are underway. Local fire brigades confirm they managed...

Eskom and Matjhabeng strikes a deal

Eskom has agreed to lift the Matjhabeng Local Municipality’s over R3.4 billion bill with immediate effect. OFM News reports, the power utility and the municipality...

Three people die in shack fire at Welkom

A shack fire has claimed the lives of three people in Thabong, Welkom, early Friday morning. OFM News reports that the neighbours heard people screaming...

Welkom and Jagersfontein Sassa offices closed

South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) offices in Welkom and Jagersfontein have been temporarily closed after cases of Covid-19 were discovered at the branches. According...

SANDF members arrested in Welkom

Four South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members were recently arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime. The incident took place on 6 July 2020...

FS town without electricity due to illegal connections

The residents of C-Hostel in Welkom in the Free State might be without electricity for a while. OFM News reports, this comes after a transformer...

Two suspects wanted for carjacking and sexual assault

A case of carjacking, kidnapping and sexual assault is being investigated by police in Thabong, Welkom after a couple was kidnapped on 16 June...

#CoronavirusFS: Matjhabeng experiences a loss

The Matjhabeng Local Municipality in the Free State has lost one of its longest-serving legal advisors to Covid-19. OFM News reports, the municipality, which includes...

Youth sentenced to 15 years after FS student’s death

The murderer of 23-year-old Naledi Lethoba, who was killed and whose charred body was found in Welkom in May last year, has been sentenced...

Accident claims two lives in Welkom

At least two people have died and seven were injured after a taxi collided with a car on the Koppie Alleen road at Welkom...

Hoogland-buurtwagte deel van nasionale patrollie

Die AfriForum-buurtwagte in Bethlehem, Bultfontein, Harrismith, Odendaalsrus, Steynsrus, Welkom, Winburg, Ventersburg en die Sandrivier-distrik het op 13 Maart 2020 aan dié organisasie se nasionale patrollie deelgeneem...

Alleged zama-zama to appear in court

A 43-year-old suspect who was arrested in Riebeeckstad, Welkom on Tuesday, is expected to appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Thursday facing charges...

Anti-gang unit recovers stolen vehicle

An Anti-gang unit (AGU) in Welkom recovered a stolen vehicle after a white Ford Tracer was reported stolen in Allanridge on Friday 28 February...

Tourism and business merge at Welkom expo

The Lejweleputswa Tourism Festival and Business Expo kicks off in Welkom next week. The aim of the festival is to stimulate economic development and...

NW teacher placed on special leave

The North West Education Department has placed a teacher at the Geelhout Park Secondary School in Rustenburg on special leave. OFM News reports, this follows...