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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...
Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt
Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt Los Angeles - Oscar winning actor and groundbreaking comedian Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt in his Northern California home after he had sought treatment for...
Kinderregte - wat die media moet weet
Kinderregte - wat die media moet weet Maricelle Botha Bloemfontein. - Dit is ‘n feit dat die samelewing weet dat die wet kinders te alle tye beskerm. Ons hoor egter al hoe meer in die media...
National Women's Day Feature
National Women's Day Feature The 9th of August is National Women's day and in celebration of the strengths and challenges women have overcome, several initiatives have been put into place in...
Zuma meets US vice president Biden
Zuma meets US vice president Biden Washington - President Jacob Zuma met United States Vice President Joe Biden in Washington on Tuesday, where the two discussed the situation in the Middle East."We have...
Gaza-konflik: Nuwe skietstilstand van 72 uur aangekondig
Gaza-konflik: Nuwe skietstilstand van 72 uur aangekondig Kaïro - Israel en Hamas het ingestem tot 'n nuwe skietstilstand van 72 uur. Die skietstilstand begin om sewe-uur vanoggend Suid-Afrikaanse tyd.   Dit volg op...
Feature: Mandela Day
Feature: Mandela Day As it has become custom in South Africa and across the world, 18 July is observed as Mandela Day, in honour of our beloved late President Nelson Mandela, where we are...
Nelson Mandela Legacy Feature
Nelson Mandela Legacy Feature Madiba Day today let us all have renewed thoughts on what legacy Nelson Mandela left us all...not just for South Africa but the rest of the world. Owen Kock of OFM News...
Mandela Day Feature
Mandela Day Feature Today the World Celebrates Mandela Day, the first without the icon who passed away on the 5th of December last year. Today, Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela would have...
UN calls emergency meeting on Ukraine
UN calls emergency meeting on Ukraine New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Friday morning on Ukraine.Britain's UN Mission said on Thursday it requested the meeting and later...
Feature: Aldicarb animal poisoning
Feature: Aldicarb animal poisoning Aldicarb, a poison also known as “two-step” has widely been used in households to control pests. It was deemed illegal in 2012 but it is still being utilised by criminals...
Green-dietary supplements Feature
Green-dietary supplements Feature Green and Herbal slimming supplements are a favourite with a lot of consumers, yet the dangers that lurk in some contents and are not rightfully labelled or brought forth...
Pension Plan Feature
Pension Plan Feature The reality of a comfortable retirement plan has come under the spotlight following numerous reports indicating a low percentage of people enjoy a secure retirement. So...
Dan Kriek: 'Dit is hoe grondhervorming sal werk'
Dan Kriek: 'Dit is hoe grondhervorming sal werk' OFM-nuus se agri-redakteur, Dirk Kok, het in die Oos-Vrystaat gaan kuier waar die landboumaatskappy VKB saam met ander rolspelers in die private sektor asook saam met...
Dienslewering en behuising prioriteit vir Botes
Dienslewering en behuising prioriteit vir Botes Kimberley. - Die Noord-Kaapse LUR vir vir samewerkende regering en tradisionele sake, Alvin Botes, het Woensdag sy begroting in die provinsiale wetgewer in Kimberley ter...
Feature: Heart disease - the silent killer
Feature: Heart disease - the silent killer The month of June is commemorated as Men’s health month. This month places a lot of focus on men’s health and the silent killers such as heart disease and prostate cancer...
Child Pornography Feature
Child Pornography Feature Sabrina Dean Bloemfontein. - Nowadays social media has revolutionized the way we communicate and share information with each other. Parents will often share...
Feature: Youth Employment Optimism
Feature: Youth Employment Optimism Despite the increase in youth unemployment in South Africa, research shows that young people are optimistic about getting employed and having opportunities available to...
June 16: Feature
June 16: Feature June is a month that celebrates the youth of 1976 who embarked on a protest known as the Soweto Uprising, which was a historic event that has its mark in the country’s...
Feature: Hulp op pad vir kleinbesighede
Feature: Hulp op pad vir kleinbesighede Die bekendstelling van ‘n nuwe ministerie vir Kleinsakeontwikkeling het hewige debat opgelewer en vrae ontstaan nou of politieke inmening die departement se mandaat in...
Feature: World No Tobacco Day
Feature: World No Tobacco Day May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, and this year taxes will be raised in an effort to curb tobacco usage, especially among the youth. Studies have shown that the youth in...
Feature: World Hunger Day
Feature: World Hunger Day Millions of people all over the world die each year because of chronic persistent hunger – TWO million of these people are children. World Hunger day is a way to...
California shooter was Hollywood filmmaker's son
California shooter was Hollywood filmmaker's son Santa Barbara - US police have confirmed that a man who killed six people in a rampage in California was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.The student was the son of Hollywood...
Feature: Oscar Pistorius as day-patient
Feature: Oscar Pistorius as day-patient The court decided this morning to have Oscar Pistorius undergo psychiatric evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria. OFM News’ Lerato Lelia...
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