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'Do not sit and lament, make hay while the sun shines'

News: 25 June 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

When the company Tshimangi Mathoni worked for was forced to close its doors a few years ago, she found herself without a job and a bleak future ahead of her. The outbreak of Covid-19 only added to her woes as she was confined to her house, like many others, with no money and nothing to do.

Tribute to soccer star KK Mawela Nengovhela

News: 25 June 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Hardly a month since the passing of the former soccer star Kanakana Alfred Mawela Nengovhela, his absence is still felt greatly as people remember the mark he left within his community.

Lindelani wins coveted PanSALB language prize

News: 25 June 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Former Vhembe FM presenter and Tshivenda language practitioner Ms Lindelani Vinoliah Tshifhango won a language and literature award at the prestigious PanSALB Multilingualism Awards last Wednesday.

When life gives you lemons ... try sell sweet potatoes

News: 24 June 2022

When she started selling sweet potatoes and peanuts next to the busy Makonde road in 2002, Shumani Juliet Makungo’s eldest son was only three months old. Twenty years down the line, Shumani is still going strong, doing what she loves most, and making arrangements to enrol her son at an institution of higher learning next year. His tuition fees will be paid from the proceeds she earns from her small business.

Chipfuyo turns people's trash into honest living

News: 24 June 2022 By Bernard Chiguvare

It's midday on Friday, 4 June. Tawanda Chipfuyo sits on two bricks while crushing empty soda cans for recycling before he trolleys the recyclables to a scrapyard some kilometres from Louis Trichardt’s central business district (CBD).

Binnelandse Sake brom oor AfriForum se 'grenswag' projek

News: 24 June 2022 By Andries van Zyl

Die burgerregteorganisasie AfriForum het ‘n nuwe projek geloods om Suid-Afrika se grense te help beveilig, maar die Departement van Binnelandse Sake is nie te gelukkig oor die projek nie. 

Dams are full, so why is the VDM not delivering water?

News: 24 June 2022 By Silas Nduvheni

A senior traditional leader, Thovhele Vho-Nthumeni Masia, warned the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) that, as custodians of the communities, they were tired of hearing stories about water shortages around the district. He made an appeal to the municipality to work with traditional leaders to resolve water-related issues.

Kennealy-moordenaar kry lewenslank

News: 24 June 2022 By Andries van Zyl

Drie jaar ná die wrede moord op die 51-jarige Annette Kennealy van Louis Trichardt is die man wat van haar moord aangekla is, uiteindelik verlede week tot lewenslange gevangenisstraf gevonnis in die Hooggeregshof in Thohoyandou.

Tshiozwi killers on the loose

News: 24 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The search continues for the two gunmen who shot and killed a tavern assistant in cold blood in the early hours of Saturday, 18 June, at Tshiozwi village.

Entrances to Valdezia barricaded in protest of service delivery

News: 23 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Valdezia residents barricaded roads leading from Elim to Vuwani early on Monday morning (20 June) in protest against poor service delivery. The protesters demanded regular clean water and an end to power outages at their village. They also took issue with the poor condition of roads and infrastructure.

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Patrick creates art from wooden stumps

Video: 10 December 2021

VIDEO: Patrick Manyike is a talented woodcarver from Mbhokota near Elim. We visited his studio to find out what motivates him and how he creates his stunning art pieces. Patrick learned how to do wood sculpting from internationally acclaimed local artist, Thomas Kubayi.