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Upgrades at Marude Secondary have finally begun

News: 25 July 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The R41 million infrastructure development and renovation project of Marude Secondary School in Thohoyandou has finally begun and is scheduled to be complete by the end of March 2023.

Wat gemaak as Covid-19 aan jou deur kom klop

News: 25 July 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

En so bevind jy jouself in die bed. Mét of sonder ‘n toetsuitslag. Die pestilensie het aan jou deur kom klop. Jou binnekamer geïnfiltreer. Ongeag die hoeveelheid sekondes wat jy telkens hande gewas het, liedjies wat jy gesing het, gesatineer het en maskers getrou gedra het. Jy is dié een wat sosiale afstand by winkels slaafs handhaaf. Jy werk so ver moontlik van die huis af en probeer jou kinders beskerm.

It may be a man's job, but it puts food on her table

News: 24 July 2021 By Maanda Bele

When you are stripped of your only source of income, you have to come up with new plans and ideas in order to eat, and being particular or proud is not an option. Like many others whose lives had been shattered by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thilivhali Muledane too was forced out of business, and like many others, this lovely lady came up with an alternative way to defy poverty, by making mudbricks.

Boervrou dankbaar vir weldoeners wat aanvallers help vang

News: 24 July 2021 By Denise van Bergen

‘n Boervrou van die Alldays-omgewing het hierdie week haar nagmerrie-ondervinding met die Zoutpansberger gedeel, nadat sy ‘n paar weke gelede in haar plaaswoning oorval is. Haar verhaal is egter een van dankbaarheid, nie net dat sy oorleef het nie, maar dat die skuldige persone vasgetrek kon word danksy weldoeners.

Makhado Council wants to grab the land of sport clubs

News: 24 July 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The Makhado Municipality notified 11 amateur sport clubs in Louis Trichardt last week that it intends to cancel their lease agreements and take over their facilities. Council does not appear to have any plans in place at this stage on how to manage the facilities, promote the sporting codes or even absorb the additional expenses, should it succeed in ousting the sport clubs.

Makhado Council wants to grab the land of sport clubs

News: 24 July 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The Makhado Municipality notified 11 amateur sport clubs in Louis Trichardt last week that it intends to cancel their lease agreements and take over their facilities. Council does not appear to have any plans in place at this stage on how to manage the facilities, promote the sporting codes or even absorb the additional expenses, should it succeed in ousting the sport clubs.

Nzhelele entrepreneurs work in fear of Covid

News: 23 July 2021 By Maanda Bele

More than 400 days have passed since South Africa went into its first lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the situation is putting a big strain on economic activities in areas such as Siloam in the Nzhelele district.

Soutpansberg verloor ‘n pragtige mens

News: 23 July 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Die Soutpansberg het voorwaar een van sy pragtige inwoners verloor met die dood van die liefdevolle tannie Sufreen Mienie van Louis Trichardt, slegs vier dae na haar 88ste verjaarsdag.

Popular Annie from Ayob Motors dies

News: 23 July 2021 By Anton van Zyl

One of Louis Trichardt’s “friendliest faces”, Annie Muthan (born Moodley), died on Tuesday. Many residents will remember Annie as the always-helpful assistant at Ayob Motors, where she worked for the past 23 years.

Popular Annie from Ayob Motors dies

News: 23 July 2021 By Anton van Zyl

One of Louis Trichardt’s “friendliest faces”, Annie Muthan (born Moodley), died on Tuesday. Many residents will remember Annie as the always-helpful assistant at Ayob Motors, where she worked for the past 23 years.

Sterftes duur voort

News: 23 July 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

Nog ‘n skok het hierdie week op inwoners van die Soutpansberg gewag met die nuus dat bekende haarkapper Marinda Esterhuizen (54) haar stryd teen Covid-19 verloor het. “Die hemel het ‘n engel ryker geword. Sy was beslis ook ‘n engel op aarde.” So sê Nico (eggenoot), seun Chris en skoondogter Ronél Esterhuizen.

Ravele not a 'dumping site for dead bodies'

News: 22 July 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Residents of Ravele fear for their lives after two bodies – that of a woman and the other of a man - were found in the space of one month; both seemingly murdered and burnt beyond recognition at different times and in different locations within the village.

Company director in the dock for fraud

News: 22 July 2021

The director of Nemanashi Civils, Fhatuwani Rolet Nemanashi, appeared in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, following his arrest for alleged fraud by the members of the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit early the same day.

Cllr Khunwana's death leaves a huge void

News: 22 July 2021

Mavu a la vhathu.” This is a Tshivenda expression used when a prominent community builder passes away. The expression was on everybody’s lips after hearing of the sudden passing of Cllr Khakhathi Jeremiah Khunwana (49).

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Denzel wants to teach people about snakes

Video: 10 June 2021 By Maanda Bele

In African cultures, snakes are generally associated with witchcraft – a fact that does not improve the already frayed relationship between mankind and reptiles. However, within a certain African community in Vleifontein lives a man who regards himself as the exception to this cultural belief. In fact, Denzel Ncube’s fondness for these slithering reptiles is no secret. Ncube gives back to his community by educating the local people on the dangers as well as the beauty of snakes and what to do when confronted with them.

Education: Meet two of Vhembe's beekeepers

Video: 03 June 2021 By Elardus van Zyl

We visited two local beekeepers and we asked them about ... bees. Why do bees die? What types of honey do you find? What is a brood? (not a bread) We even wanted to know whether crystalized honey is fake.