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Life after retirement for singing teacher

Entertainment: 31 July 2021 By

“It is important to plan your retirement carefully and have something to keep yourself busy while at the same time providing some income.” This is an encouraging message of hope from a 69-year-old retired teacher, Tshimangadzo Esther Nevhutamba Sinyegwe of Vhutalu village, outside Thohoyandou.

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Yellow Yellow remains a star

Entertainment: 15 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

HaaNdi YellowMah, considered to be the prince of VenRap because of his authentic verses and unique music delivery style, is one artist who is the pride of Vhembe District.

Vendaboy Poet finally releases latest poetry-set-to-music album

Entertainment: 14 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Completing his latest project took at least four months, but Vendaboy Poet has finally released his latest poetry-set-to-music album, called Ndavhuko, and he reckons it could not have come at a better time.

Sarinah paints the colours of her emotions in words

Entertainment: 13 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

“Poetry is my world, my voice! When I cannot utter a single word, poetry voices my views, thoughts, opinions, and heartfelt feelings that I cannot really say out loud most of the time,” said first-time-published poet, Funanani Sarinah Mukwevho. Her book With All My Colours was released last Friday.

Lufuno Munzhelele records live performance

Entertainment: 09 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Reggae artist Lufuno Munzhelele and his team of professional instrumentalists successfully recorded some of his best music during a live performance recently, called Lufuno Munzhelele Live 2021.

Nemadzivhani switches back to his roots

Entertainment: 08 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Local author Mashudu Nemadzivhani recently had his third book published, but this time he is proud to present it in his home language.

Local actor receives national nomination

Entertainment: 08 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Martin Musetha, a talented local actor from Vleifontein, has just received a nomination by the Mzansi Arts and Media Awards (#MAMA2021) for Best Actor, and he hopes to bring this coveted award home soon.

The cat with nine lives, DJ Mawelewele is back!

Entertainment: 07 May 2021

Last Saturday (1 May) was a special day to remember for local radio lovers when famous presenter Mulalo Masindi (38), better known as DJ Mawelewele, returned to the airwaves after almost two months of being “in the wilderness”.  The prolific radio presenter parted ways with Vhembe FM in February after he accused the radio management of discriminating against and firing him because he had disclosed his positive Covid-19 status.

Koketso talks to people, using her writing skills

Entertainment: 06 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Koketso Nyathi (20), a woman born and raised in Zimbabwe and who now resides in Musina, realised in high school that she was able to express herself better through writing, rather than speaking directly to people, and now she has finished her first very novel.

Lady-T is truly passionate about radio

Entertainment: 02 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

If Tendani “Lady-T” Mushasha could be reincarnated, she would probably return to earth as a radio. That is how passionate this Vhembe FM radio presenter, newsreader and producer is about her job and entertaining her listeners. She practically lives, eats, and breathes radio and cannot even begin to imagine being separated from it.

Godfather of woodcarving remains optimistic

Entertainment: 01 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Despite endless challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, which had left so many artists unable to make a living, internationally acclaimed local artist Thomas Kubayi remains optimistic that the arts and crafts industry will pick up again.

Another inspiring read by award-winning author

Entertainment: 30 April 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The award-winning Tshivenḓa author, Khalirendwe Nekhavhambe, an avid promoter of literature written in indigenous languages, has published yet another inspiring book, titled Ndi Zwa Mulovha.

Queen of Tshivenda Afro Jazz releases new album

Entertainment: 30 April 2021

Tshivenda Afro Jazz music lovers woke up to a distinctive, captivating, and gorgeous sound last Friday when their cherished and undisputed queen of Tshivenda Afro Jazz, Malondolo, released her new album, titled Tshifhinga.

Zex Mr Pain bounces back with new album

Entertainment: 29 April 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Mpho Maguwelele (24), also known as Zex Mr Pain in the music fraternity, has made a booming comeback with his most recent six-track album, which promises to set music platforms ablaze.

Pilato uses his art to express the pandemic

Entertainment: 25 April 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Pilato Bulala, an accomplished artist famous for fashioning iron matter into creative pieces of art, takes heed of certain elements that affect society when it comes to his art.

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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.