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The new generation of Mbhokota sculptors

Entertainment: 21 January 2019 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Every generation is represented by its finest specimens and now, when one delves into the wood-carving art at Mbhokota village, it becomes evident that the art of the new generation is founded upon the previous generation of those who walked the path before them.

Why an outbreak of FMD is a serious problem

News: 21 January 2019 By Anton van Zyl

In the Vhembe District residents have become used to a disease such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). For as long as we all can probably remember, the “red line zone” at the northern parts or towards the Kruger National Park has been there. We may, however, forget why such a zone is necessary and what the dangers of a highly infective disease entail.

Minister downplays FMD outbreak to mere “spillage”

News: 20 January 2019 By Jo Robinson

The announcement last week of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle in Vhembe caused shockwaves throughout the country. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) stated last Tuesday that samples collected just outside the FMD Control Zone in the Free Zone had tested positive for the highly contagious virus.


Family fumes after police fail to arrest suspects

News: 20 January 2019 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The family of the elderly Mr Sondaha Sikhipha of Khubvi, who has been languishing at the local trauma centre after being accused of ritually murdering a five-year-old child at Khubvi, is spitting fire after the police failed to arrest the suspects who nearly killed him.

Zena fighting fit

News: 20 January 2019 By Andries van Zyl

In 2018, life nearly ended for the 49-year-old Zena Kotze of Louis Trichardt, but thanks to a heart transplant she got a new lease on life.


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