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Local taxi ranks to be disinfected

News: 21 January 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation again about the latest lockdown regulations and he encouraged citizens to avoid the three Cs: closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact with others. On Saturday, we paid a visit to two of the local taxi ranks to see whether drivers, commuters, and vendors adhere to the regulations.

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Former PIC officials told to pay back “VBS loot”

News: 21 January 2021 By Anton van Zyl

Slowly but surely the long arm of the law seems to be reaching the people who took part in the looting of the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank. The two officials delegated by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to serve on the VBS board were instructed by the High Court on Monday to repay R11,2 million and R12,2 million respectively to their former “blesser”, Vele Investments.

Police swoop on Covid-19 law breakers

News: 21 January 2021

The Limpopo police have confirmed that they had arrested 2 511 suspects in their ongoing joint operations from 9 to 18 January, of which 1 274 were arrested for violating the Level 3 restrictions stipulated in the Disaster Management Act, which included the sale and transportation of liquor and breaking the curfew.

Baking is Unarine's passion

News: 17 January 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

When the government gave the vuk’uzenzele mantra, thereby encouraging citizens to start their own small businesses as a way of job creation, Unarine Muade did not waste time in responding.

‘Why can I not also get an RDP house?’

News: 17 January 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

“I do not know what to do anymore or who to approach, so that I can also be allocated an RDP house. It’s been almost 20 years that I’ve been staying in a dilapidated one-room house with my 26-year-old son,” said Mbedzi Fulufhedzani (53), a resident from the Tshitereke area outside Thohoyandou.

Book highlights important role citizen scientists play

News: 17 January 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The culmination of almost a decade of intensive research by well-known citizen scientists Retha and Tuba van der Walt recently saw the publication of a unique field guide focussing on the biodiversity of fungi and lichen species north of the Soutpansberg.

Het tegnologie liefde vir boeke vervang?

News: 16 January 2021 By Denise van Bergen

Die opkoms van die Internet het buitengewone verandering in die leeskultuur gebring. In ‘n moderne samelewing het dit nou noodsaaklik geword om ‘n balans te vind tussen die ewig-groeiende tegnologie en gesonde, intellektuele groei, waarin lees ongetwyfeld ‘n baie belangrike rol speel - vernaamlik onder die jeug.

Dabalorivhuwa's leader laid to rest

News: 15 January 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Speaker after speaker described the late Mr Tshimangadzo Johannes Tshiololi, better known as “TJ”, as a giant tree that had fallen. Tshiololi died on Tuesday night, 5 January, in the Mediclinic in Tzaneen after a short illness that was confirmed to be Covid-19 related.

Judy crowned Miss Musina FM

News: 15 January 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

A 19-year-old diesel mechanic student from Musina TVET College was recently crowned as the first Miss Musina FM.

Mativha o xa Ha-Sinthumule

News: 15 January 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Thovhele Vho-Rudzani Harold Sinthumule (55), a senior traditional leader of Sinthumule, died on Saturday, 9 January, at his home in Tshiozwi after a long illness.

Groot Kremetartboom van Musina val

News: 15 January 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Musina en die Soutpansberg in geheel is beslis armer daaraan toe met die nuus van die dood van die welbekende Harry Smith (66). In lewe was Harry ‘n legende op vele vlakke van die samelewing en geliefd onder almal.

We'll close the dam, warns frustrated beneficiaries

News: 15 January 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Beneficiaries still waiting to be compensated after being relocated when the Nandoni Dam was constructed are threatening to take the law into their own hands and close the taps at the dam, leaving communities without water.

Black Leopards “matriarch” dies

News: 14 January 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Mphodo Ramunenyiwa Thidiela (57), wife of the Black Leopards FC’s owner, died in the Netcare Pholoso Hospital in Polokwane on Friday, 8 January.

Local investors lose millions in Bitcoin scam

News: 14 January 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Despite the warning signs, thousands of people still threw caution to the wind and invested with Mirror Trading International (MTI), a company now in provisional liquidation and whose CEO has fled the country. Closer to home, speculation is that local investors could have lost in the region of R7 million in what is now described as just another Ponzi scheme.

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WATCH: Cyclists help spread some Christmas joy

Video: 07 December 2020 By Andries van Zyl

It was again time for local cyclists to unbox the Christmas lights and decorate their bicycles as part of the annual Jingle Bell Toy Ride in Louis Trichardt that took part on Friday, 4 December.