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Local cartoonist uses his art to express his views

News in brief: 31 July 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Fhatuwani “Fhatu” Muladi, a cartoonist from Louis Trichardt, has an exceptional way of expressing his views on the current social, economic, and political affairs in South African.

International documentary made about legendary mbila artist

News: 31 July 2021

“If I die now, I will die a happy man because I have been recognized by my own African people, and my works will be known throughout the world,” said well-known mbila musician Mr Jutas Kanakana Mathoho (83) of Tshiombo village, outside Thohoyandou.

Vhamusanda Raphalalani takes up role to lead Mavhode Village

News: 31 July 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The newly installed traditional leader of Mavhode village, near Tshamulungwi in the Ha-Rammbuda Tribal Council, Vhamusanda Vho-Dzialwa Raphalalani, declared his readiness to serve the communities under him to the best of his abilities during the installation ceremony as new traditional leader on Saturday, 24 July.

Matshisevhe's journey begins with a book

Entertainment: 31 July 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Gumani Matshisevhe’s debut book - a motivational self-help guide titled Be the Driver of Your Life - has just been published and, like so many others out there, this first-time author says he too has the lockdown to thank for rediscovering his talent and putting it to good use.

Brand new wheelchair for 116-year-old granny

News in brief: 31 July 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

During the visit of the MEC for Health in Limpopo, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, to two centenarians in January this year for their vaccination jabs, she was dismayed to discover that Granny Nnditsheni Singo (116) of Muledane Block J, just outside Thohoyandou, was struggling to get by in an old and tattered wheelchair.

Betty’s legacy lives on through first-for-Africa MRI scanner

News: 31 July 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) has acquired its first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The facility, the first of its kind in Africa, was officially opened during a virtual ceremony on Monday and owes its existence to one of the Soutpansberg’s best-known animal lovers.

'Turn our place into a heritage site'

News in brief: 30 July 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

Vuu Village, headed by vhamusanda Matamela Nelson Ramathithi, is situated only a little to the west of Vuwani Municipality’s offices. The village is blessed with what the traditional leader calls the history of their forefathers, dating back to the 1880s.

Hosi Nxumalo will be remembered as visionary leader

News: 30 July 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

News of the sudden death of Hosi Busa Charles Nxumalo sent shockwaves rippling throughout the region. The former chairperson of the Vhembe House of Traditional Leaders and current chairperson of the Planning Committee in the Limpopo Provincial House of Traditional Leaders passed away on Sunday morning, 25 July, at Letaba Hospital, after a brief illness.

SAB League provincial promotional playoffs back on track

Sport: 30 July 2021 By Frank Mavhungu

The SAB League provincial promotional playoffs will be staged at the Thohoyandou Stadium next Saturday and Sunday (7 and 8 August). The tournament should have been played last month but had to be postponed indefinitely, following the Cabinet’s decision to move the country from lockdown alert level 3 to 4.


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