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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.

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.

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.

DNA backlog delays funeral

News: 30 July 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The family of a man who was found burnt beyond recognition at Ravele four weeks ago is still waiting for his remains to be released, so that they can bury him.

'Municipal manager must also be axed'

News: 30 July 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The Thulamela sub-region of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has threatened with mass action, should the Thulamela municipal manager not be removed. The structure believes he should be axed for his involvement in the VBS saga and that he is simply hanging around, hoping to get a “golden handshake”.

Dit is koud!

News: 30 July 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Talle inwoners het die afgelope week gesukkel om nie ‘n kragwoord te gebruik om te verduidelik presies hoe koud hulle kry nie. Veral noord van die Soutpansberg het die kwik om verskeie plekke ver onder vriespunt gedaal, met ernstige rypskade wat plek-plek voorgekom het.

Tshimangadzo Makhokha (45) laid to rest

News: 29 July 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Well-known local politician and former chairperson of Ward 27 in the Thulamela Municipality Mr Tshimangadzo Makhokha (45) died at the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital on 18 July after a short illness. He was buried at Luvhalani on 23 July.

Musina courts closed for fear of structural collapse

News: 29 July 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The wheels of justice have all but ground to a halt in Musina after the Department of Labour issued a Prohibition Notice against the use of Musina Magistrate’s Court’s facilities on Tuesday, effectively closing the court indefinitely.

Body of man found floating in river

News: 29 July 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The body of a man, suspected to be in his thirties, was found floating in the Dzondo River at Khumbe on Sunday (25th).

Makhado councillor's race-baiting hearing postponed

News: 29 July 2021

The case where a member of the Makhado Municipality’s executive council is charged with stirring up racial tensions was postponed to August. The case, brought by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), served before the Equality Court in Louis Trichardt on Tuesday.

Upgrades at Marude Secondary have finally begun

News: 25 July 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The R41 million infrastructure development and renovation project of Marude Secondary School in Thohoyandou has finally begun and is scheduled to be complete by the end of March 2023.

Wat gemaak as Covid-19 aan jou deur kom klop

News: 25 July 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

En so bevind jy jouself in die bed. Mét of sonder ‘n toetsuitslag. Die pestilensie het aan jou deur kom klop. Jou binnekamer geïnfiltreer. Ongeag die hoeveelheid sekondes wat jy telkens hande gewas het, liedjies wat jy gesing het, gesatineer het en maskers getrou gedra het. Jy is dié een wat sosiale afstand by winkels slaafs handhaaf. Jy werk so ver moontlik van die huis af en probeer jou kinders beskerm.

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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.