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Covid-19 also made life tough for Vhembe's sex workers

News: 04 December 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

Sex workers from around the Vhembe District are complaining that their lives have been adversely affected when Munna Ndi Nnyi, an NGO that used to advocate for their rights and protect them from the law, lost their funding from the National Aids Convention of South Africa (NACOSA).

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Break the silence and report abuse

News: 04 December 2021

As South Africa once again enters the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, which started on 25 November and lasts until 10 December, the spotlight falls on domestic violence in society once again.

R5,7 million security tender to protect Toni

News: 04 December 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The Department of Co-operative Government, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) remained tight-lipped the past week about a R5,7 million security contract awarded to protect Toni Mphephu Ramabulana. The former acting king of the Vhavenda is to have 24-hour protection by armed guards at his two homes.

Young Triegie makes TV 'debut' on Koo cooking show

News: 03 December 2021 By Karla van Zyl

A Grade 12 learner at Louis Trichardt High School, Blessing Semenya (19), was one of the contestants in the Koo cooking show Colour your plate with Koo that took place in July this year in Cape Town.

Jannie dalk die naweek weer tuis

News: 03 December 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Ouers Jan en Anita Bouwer van Louis Trichardt het vanjaar ‘n vroeë Kersgeskenk ontvang met die nuus dat hulle seun Jannie dalk al hierdie week uit die hospitaal ontslaan kan word.

Lethal blow for PP and Venda Pension Fund members

News: 03 December 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The Public Protector suffered a devastating defeat in the Gauteng division of the High Court two weeks ago when the remedial action imposed in the Venda Pension Fund saga was set aside. The court ruling may very well also mean an end to the dreams of thousands of pensioners who believed that they could claim back the millions lost when the Venda Pension Fund was migrated to a centralised national fund.

WATCH: Maringa calls for help to renovate his storm-damaged house

News: 02 December 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 23 November, the village of Nwaxinyamani saw a storm not to be forgotten soon. When Believe Maringa realized that something was not right, he went outside to take a look. Heavy rain was pelting down and a fierce wind was blowing.

Dave is making good progress

News: 02 December 2021 By Denise van Bergen

Despite murderously steep hills, walking in scorching temperatures of 40°C+ and dealing with the hiker’s worst nightmare - the ever-present, pestering little mopane bees that will fly into every exposed orifice (nose, eyes, mouth, ears) - Dave van Graan (Louis Trichardt’s own ‘Chuck Norris’) seems to be making good progress on his 800km walkabout through Namibia to raise awareness for Desert Lion Conservation.

Learn more, even if you grow older, says Tshigomana

News: 28 November 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The well-known soccer administrator and principal of Swobani High, Samuel “Scara” Tshigomana, obtained his PhD in Public and Development Administration at the University of Venda (Univen) on 19 November.

Thendo and Nyandano to represent Venda at Indoni

News: 27 November 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Thendo Mavhungu (22) and Nyandano Sipholi (19), both youths from the Vhembe District, are representing the “Venda kingdom” at this year’s Indoni Mr and Miss Cultural South Africa. They have been crowned as Venda “King” and “Queen” and are now competing at the nationals.

Musician Mercy Madzivhandila also a respected academic

News: 27 November 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila has earned herself respect in both the music industry and academic circles after she graduated with a PhD in music from the University of Venda on Friday (19 November).

Another R1 billion needed to upgrade Nandoni Water Scheme

News: 27 November 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

According to the newly appointed chairperson of the Lepelle Northern Water Board, Mr Nndweleni Mphephu, the board and the Limpopo Department of Water and Sanitation will need R1 billion for upgrading the Nandoni Water Scheme and installing the pipelines from Nandoni Dam to Nsami Dam in Giyani.

SEZ still on track, despite Chinese withdrawing funding

News: 27 November 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Environmentalists celebrated this week after the Chinese government confirmed that it has withdrawn its funding of the 3GW coal-fired power station for the proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ). This follows an announcement by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping in September this year that the Chinese government was ending its funding of overseas coal projects. The promoters of the MMSEZ, however, said that they were unfazed by this development and had even welcomed the announcement.

Infighting delays election of Makhado mayor for hours

News: 26 November 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The election of a new mayor for the Makhado Municipality was delayed for several hours on Tuesday while the infighting among the local ANC factions continued. Apparently only after strict instructions were issued from the ANC’s provincial and national executive was the former mayor, Samuel Munyai, re-elected.

Hitch-hiker fatally stabs motorist who gave him a ride

News: 26 November 2021 By Godfrey Mandiwana

A 42-year-old man from Tshirenzheni village was fatally stabbed with a knife in his spinal cord after he picked up three hitch-hikers and a fight later broke out about payment.

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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.