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CEO drops bombshell regarding Musina-Makhado SEZ

News: 13 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The more the Limpopo Department of Economic Development Environment and Tourism (LEDET) and the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) try to “push through” the process to obtain final environmental approval for the controversial Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ), the more public resistance to the idea is growing as more and more evidence is emerging that the powers that be are going to develop the MMSEZ, no matter what.

Unemployment rate rises to scary levels, especially in Vhembe

News: 12 June 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The rate of unemployment in the country has reached new record highs, but in Limpopo, and especially the Vhembe region, the number of people who are not employed is terrifying. Officially, the figure indicates that almost half of the productive population are without jobs, but the figure for young people is even more devastating.

Dr Tumi fraud charges link back to Vhembe's NLC groups

News: 12 June 2021

The arrest of popular gospel singer Dr Tumi earlier this year sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and his fans. Although the matter is unfolding in a Gauteng court, it links directly back to the Vhembe region, and may also be connected to other dubious Lottery-funded projects and people with links to the area.

Meulbos now a dumping site for dead and dying dogs?

News: 12 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The inhumanity of mankind never ceases to amaze. On Tuesday morning, the Zoutpansberger received another report of a large-breed female dog dumped next to the Meulbos dirt road just off Forestry road in Louis Trichardt.

Sportklubs reg vir hofstryd teen Raad

News: 11 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Voorsitters en verteenwoordigers van sportklubs in Louis Trichardt wat gebruik maak van munisipale infrastruktuur het op 2 Junie ‘n noodvergadering gehou om die Makhado Munisipaliteit se eensydige besluit om hulle 99-jaar huurkontrakte te kanselleer, te bespreek. Dat hierdie saak op pad is Hooggeregshof toe vir beslissing was gou duidelik.

Outrage over more Vhembe killings

News: 11 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The body of Mushaathama Matshili (41), a resident of Madabani, was found in the Ravele area on Sunday morning, 6 June. She was presumably raped before she was killed, and her body was dumped in the bushes between Ravele and Madabani villages.

Buyer makes quick R1,8 million profit out of controversial park deal

News: 11 June 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The controversial park opposite the Spar complex just east of the N1 in Louis Trichardt has been resold. The new owners are contemplating turning it into a residential estate or perhaps even a centre with upmarket restaurants and small shops.

Girl killed by speeding car

News: 10 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Two Grade 9 pupils of Sinthumule High were knocked down by a vehicle on Tuesday at Ramantsha. One died shortly after being admitted to hospital and the other is still in critical condition.

Inwoners gewaarsku teen 'munisipale kontrakteurs'

News: 10 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

‘n Vrou van Louis Trichardt het inwoners gewaarsku om op die uitkyk te wees vir twee mans wat hulself voordoen as kontrakteurs wat namens die Makhado Munisipaliteit voorafbetaalde elektrisiteitsmeters installeer. Sy het sedert haar eerste kennismaking met die mans al R17 000 verloor.

Body of another murdered villager found

News: 10 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Rural communities in Vhembe are left with a sense of growing fear after yet another body was found sprawled next to the road near Ha Matsa village on Sunday morning.

Air Force finally breaks the silence over 'Gripen crash'

News: 10 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

After almost six weeks of waiting, the Zoutpansberger finally managed to elicit a response from the South African Air Force (SAAF) this week regarding an accident at AFB Makhado during which a multi-million-rand Gripen fighter craft was damaged while basically being strapped to the ground.

In-fighting at Tshathogwe threatens to destroy CPA

News: 06 June 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

In the latest incident of infighting among members of a communal property association (CPA), members of the Tshathogwe CPA are at each other’s throats. Accusations of the misuse of funds are levelled against the current committee, who in turn approached the court to interdict members who act in an illegal manner.

For 43 years Rose has shaped young minds

News: 06 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Fellow teachers, members of the school governing body and learners bade farewell to Ms Rose Mbadaliga (65), a much-loved teacher at Harold Rudzani Primary, during a farewell function held on her behalf on Friday, 28 May, at Tshiozwi. Members of the community and her family also joined the occasion to wish her a peaceful retirement.

Crime creeps closer as streets become darker

News: 05 June 2021 By Denise van Bergen

While the crime rate continues to increase day by day, a large part of Louis Trichardt’s residential area grows darker and more ominous every night as streetlight after streetlight dies without any apparent attempt from the Makhado Municipality to fix and maintain them regularly.

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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.