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New novel reflects life of Soutpansberg resident

News: 22 June 2017 By Anton van Zyl

In November last year, South African author Gail Gilbride introduced her novel Under the African Sun to the reading public. It is presented as a work of fiction and takes place in the 1970s, at a time when the apartheid government waged a vicious war against opposing ideologies. The novel is, however, slightly more than imagination and the main character resembles a former resident of the Soutpansberg.

Labuschagne weer terug in hof

News: 22 June 2017 By Andries van Zyl

‘n Voormalige finansiële adviseur, die 50-jarige Francois Martinus Labuschagne van Louis Trichardt, sal op 22 Junie weer in die handelsmisdaadhof in Bellville verskyn op klagte dat hy na bewering beleggers uit sowat R1 miljoen bedrieg het.

Father who raped stepdaughter may return to jail

News: 18 June 2017 By Anton van Zyl

A former Air Force Base sergeant found guilty of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter may have to return to jail. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) successfully appealed against a previous ruling in the High Court that his three life sentences be reduced to a five-year sentence. His case has now been sent back to the High Court for him to be sentenced again.

Bye bye Sakkie

News: 18 June 2017 By Andries van Zyl

Makhado municipal manager Mr Sakkie Mutshinyali has become the third consecutive municipal manager to part ways with the municipality under controversial circumstances.

Rivoni gets Braille printing machine

News: 17 June 2017 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The Rivoni School for the Blind in Elim received a major boost regarding the educating and learning process when the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) donated a Braille printing machine for the school's use.

Leon Weideman skielik oorlede

News: 16 June 2017 By Andries van Zyl

Inwoners van die Soutpansberg treur hierdie week weer met die nuus van die skielike dood van Leon Weideman. Hy is verlede Woensdag, 7 Junie, skielik vanweë asemhalingsprobleme in die ouderdom van 43 jaar oorlede.

Mutilated body found at Maungani

News: 16 June 2017 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Fear and shock have gripped the peaceful village of Maungani outside Thohoyandou. This follows the discovery of a mutilated body with body parts such as the face, eyes and the oesophagus missing.

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Blood flows in “cat-fight”

Video: 04 May 2017 By Prudence Bopape

The VIP section of the Migeroni pub near Thohoyandou resembled a slaughter house on Saturday night, after a fight broke out between two girls. The girls apparently stabbed each other with beer bottles.