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FEATURE: What determines a sex offender's jail time? Explained
FEATURE: What determines a sex offender's jail time? Explained In the wake of sexual offenders facing the brunt of the law and getting punishment for their crimes, the general public has deemed some of these sentences to be ‘too...
FEATURE: Obesity week
FEATURE: Obesity week Last week was National Obesity Week and high importance has been attached to raising awareness about good health, a vibrant lifestyle and a great diet. OFM News’ Thandi...
Oscar: Both state and defence may apply for leave to appeal
Oscar: Both state and defence may apply for leave to appeal Pretoria - As Oscar Pistorius begins serving his five year sentence for culpable homicide from today, the big question on everyone’s lips is whether any appeals are...
Oscar: Numerous challenges in deciding sentence
Oscar: Numerous challenges in deciding sentence Pretoria - Judge Thokozila Masipa had to consider factors ranging from the purpose of punishment and the needs of society, to the specific circumstances of the convict in...
Pistorius gets five years for culpable homicide
Pistorius gets five years for culpable homicide Pretoria - Judge Thokozila Masipa this morning sentenced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to five years in prison for the culpable...
FEATURE: Wat gaan aan by die UV?
FEATURE: Wat gaan aan by die UV? Alles is pluis en stabiel by die Universiteit van die Vrystaat en dit is vir die UV-rektor, Jonathan Jansen, baie gerusstellend om te weet. Met die jaar wat einde se kant...
FEATURE: Notorious for their water shortages
FEATURE: Notorious for their water shortages Masilonyana Municipality comprising Brandfort, Theunissen and Winburg has been notoriously known for its water shortages. OFM’s Refilwe Mekoa spoke to Mayor Steve Koalane...
Vryemarkstigting sê oplossing vir SA-grondkwessie is eenvoudig
Vryemarkstigting sê oplossing vir SA-grondkwessie is eenvoudig Grond en die herverdeling daarvan is een van die grootste debatte en kwessies in die land. Volgens die Vryemarkstigting se Leon Louw is dit egter onnodig. Hy sê die...
FEATURE: Macufe 2014 - fun filled family affair
FEATURE: Macufe 2014 - fun filled family affair Bloemfontein - Macufe 2014 starts today and promises to be teeming with art and music lovers alike, with both international and national artists set to grace the local...
LISTEN: Top African killer diseases
LISTEN: Top African killer diseases Africa is marred by deadly diseases, war and poverty. While some illnesses are curable, most are fatal. OFM News Thandi Xaba compiled this report, exposing Africa’s top...
LUISTER: Onderhoud met prof. Jonathan Jansen oor verandering op UV-kampus
LUISTER: Onderhoud met prof. Jonathan Jansen oor verandering op UV-kampus Bloemfontein - Rassekwessies, verandering en ‘n vernuwingsplan. Dit is van die aspekte wat die afgelope jaar sterk by die Universiteit van die Vrystaat op die voorgrond...
Mental Illness in young children on the rise
Mental Illness in young children on the rise Mental illness in young children is on the rise. Studies show that the biggest cause of developing depression in childhood is genetic, followed by being exposed to abuse,...
Feature: Erfenisdag
Feature: Erfenisdag Potchefstroom - Erfenisdag kan soveel verskillende betekenisse aan neem soos wat daar verskillende Suid-Afrikaners is.
Skotte sê nee vir onafhanklikheid
Skotte sê nee vir onafhanklikheid Cardiff - Die Skotte het tydens 'n geskiedkundige referendum teen 'n onafhanklike Skotland gestem.
NCOP says it's satisfied with FS service delivery - feature
NCOP says it's satisfied with FS service delivery - feature The National Council of Provinces visited the Free State to monitor and evaluate the state of service delivery in the Dihlabeng Municipality in Bethlehem, Mangaung...
Oscar Pistorius verdict: It's a wrap... for now
Oscar Pistorius verdict: It's a wrap... for now Judge Thokozile Masipa found Paralympian Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Friday morning in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. This comes after Masipa...
Remembering the beloved Reeva Steenkamp
Remembering the beloved Reeva Steenkamp It is referred to as the Valentines Day shooting. The tragic event occurred on the night of February 14 2013 when the 29-year-old South African model and television...
Oscar Pistorius's life and career
Oscar Pistorius's life and career Oscar Pistorius has dominated world news since that fateful Valentine’s when he shot and killed his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Before that, however, the...
Oscar Pistorius: The verdict is... (legal analysis)
Oscar Pistorius: The verdict is... (legal analysis) One of South Africa’s most gripping legal wrangles is set to come to an end when Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict on whether or not Oscar Pistorius is guilty...
Oscar Pistorius trial overview
Oscar Pistorius trial overview The Oscar Pistorius trial has set numerous precedents in terms of court reporting in South Africa. It has been filled with moments of pure raw emotion, heavy-handed...
Feature: National Commemoration Day
Feature: National Commemoration Day Owen Kock Bloemfontein. - Yesterday was National Commemoration Day, a day the South African Police Service commemorated it’sheroes and heroines who passed...
Feature: Assisted suicide
Feature: Assisted suicide A report by the World Health Organisation study released earlier today, says North Korea's suicide rate is among worst in world, with 9,790 suicides in 2012, with roughly...
UN Secretary General outraged at apparent beheading of second US journalist
UN Secretary General outraged at apparent beheading of second US journalist Auckland - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday the world was "outraged" at what appeared to be the beheading of a second US journalist in a video released...
Feature: Lesotho suspected coup
Feature: Lesotho suspected coup Maseru - The prime minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane, believes this morning's action by the Lesotho military was in fact a coup attempt.
Plastic toys and the dangers
Plastic toys and the dangers Children are particularly at risk for exposure to the toxic chemicals found in their plastic toys. The liver enzymes of children are not fully developed, which means...
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