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A city of central South Africa east-southeast of Kimberley. It is unofficially called the judicial capital of the country because the appellate division of the national supreme court sits here.


(Placename) a city in central South Africa: capital of Free State province and judicial capital of the country. Pop: 111 698 (2001)


(ˈblum fɒnˌteɪn)

the capital of the Orange Free State, in the central Republic of South Africa. 232,984.
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Noun1.Bloemfontein - the seat of the supreme courtBloemfontein - the seat of the supreme court  
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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Accompanied by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota- Fredericks, Free State MEC for Human Settlements Olly Mlamleli and the Executive Mayor of Mangaung Metro Municipality Thabo Manyoni, Minister Sisulu will also interact with the members of the community to discuss service delivery challenges and success.
The nine cities covered by the report are Buffalo City, Cape Town, Ekurhuleni, eThekwini, Johannesburg, Mangaung, Msunduzi, Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwane.
The most common unwanted transfers were to the Voorberg (10km outside Porterville) and Mangaung (Bloemfontein) Correctional Centers.
It is the first digital planetarium in sub-Saharan Africa and is managed by the University of the Free State in partnership with the Mangaung Metro Municipality and the Free State Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.
Househam joined the ANC in the early 1990s after cutting his medicopolitical teeth in bringing together the skills, academic knowledge and resources of the University of the Free State to better serve Bloemfontein's majority black population (via a community project in Mangaung still significantly funded by the Kellogg Foundation).
Leon, Peter 2013 Marikana, Mangaung and the Future of the South African Mining Industry.
With the help of numerous colleagues and organisations including the Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM), the Free State Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DETEA), the University of the Free State (UFS) developed the concept for the planetarium project.
In the end, Gabon won 4-2 to top the group after coming from behind to beat Mauritania 4-2 at Free State stadium in Mangaung.
Chairman of Sati Johan Bluw said that they suspected there was something mischievous about the man as other interpreters at the proceedings of the ANC elective conference in Mangaung last year had discredited his use of language, but he was still allotted the work on such an important occasion, News24 reports.
In addition to all that, the South African government have taken over the running of Mangaung prison from G4S after allegations of torture by some inmates.
The South African government has taken over the running of Mangaung prison from G4S and launched an offiA[degrees] cial investigation.
Correctional services minister Sibusiso Ndebele said authorities would investigate media claims that staff at the Mangaung Correctional Centre near Bloemfontein used forced injections and electric shock treatment to subdue inmates.