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Quintin was 'n juweel van 'n mens

News: 07 May 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Die nuus van die dood van een van Louis Trichardt se bekende en geliefde jong inwoners, die 27-jarige Quintin Moodie, het die afgelope week die Soutpansberg-gemeenskap absoluut verslae gelos. Vir sy ouers was dit eweneens ‘n groot skok.

Newborn baby gets dumped in pit toilet

News: 07 May 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The baby girl dumped in a pit toilet last week is recovering at Tshilidzini Hospital. She is currently in the care of nurses there. The mother, who had allegedly thrown her into the toilet, remains in custody.

Laaste van groep jongmense kry borg

News: 07 May 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Borg is uiteindelik op 29 April toegestaan aan die oorblywende groep jongmense van Louis Trichardt wat op 7 April op ‘n reeks klagte aangekeer is ná klopjagte by twee wonings in Louis Trichardt. Hulle was sedert hulle arrestasie in aanhouding gewees.

Oud-inwoner André Fourie (77) oorlede

News: 06 May 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

Mnr. André Fourie, ‘n welbekende sielkundige en jarelange lid van die Louis Trichardt-gemeenskap, is op Donderdag, 29 April, in die ouderdom van 77 jaar oorlede.

It's quiet, but don't even think of letting your masks down

News: 06 May 2021 By Anton van Zyl

Amidst speculation that a third wave of Covid-19 infections is about to hit the country, the Vhembe District has been very quiet. At the start of the week, the official figures indicated that 23 active coronavirus cases could be found in the region, with a total death toll of 462.

Community devastated by no news about Shyam Premjee

News: 04 May 2021 By Anton van Zyl

No news about the fate of the 36-year-old Louis Trichardt businessman, Shyam Premjee, has been received yet. He was violently abducted on his way to work on Friday, 9 April.

Infighting at CPA halts development on Melkhoutkopjes

News: 02 May 2021

The infighting among members of the Mamphodo Mushasha Begwa Community Property Association (CPA) has effectively destroyed a once productive farm and stopped further development. The animosity has reached such a degree that the current management tried to obtain a court interdict at the end of 2020 to stop a group, calling themselves the “Concerned Group”, from interfering with activities on the farms. Accusations of the abuse of funds and personal enrichment have also been made.

NPOs complain they are left stranded by DSD's late payments

News: 02 May 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

Last Thursday (22nd) 25 victim-empowerment organisations in Vhembe marched to the offices of the Department of Social Development (DSD) in Thohoyandou, demanding that funds for the last quarter of the financial year be paid.

New Valdezia road “disintegrating”, but municipality asks for patience

News: 01 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Cracks on the surface, disfigured humps, swollen surfaces, and gaping potholes on the Xitacini to Jiweni Access Road, where Phases 1 and 2 were completed between 2017 and 2020, suggest shoddy work by the contractor, and residents at Valdezia are deeply concerned about it.

Sexwale's investment claims echo those of the “VBS buyers”

News: 01 May 2021

The past week’s news conversations were dominated by a few topics, but one that kept on coming to the fore was internet scams. When former Gauteng premier Tokyo Sexwale accused the SA Reserve Bank of holding on to hundreds of millions of dollars meant for development, he was told that he was the victim of a scam. Sexwale’s claims, however, are very similar to those of a group who wanted to buy the embattled VBS Mutual Bank two years ago.

Community try and force man to marry goat

News: 01 May 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Members of the Louis Trichardt SPCA were once again made aware of just how sick some people can be when they were called out to investigate a case of bestiality.

Traditional leader faced with kidnapping charges

News: 30 April 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

A well-known former principal and the traditional leader of Tshikonelo-Tshiawelo village near Basani outside Malamulele, Vhamusanda Mudzulathungo Mmbi (66), along with Shumani Luvhengo (33), is facing charges of kidnapping a young man.

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WATCH: Cyclists help spread some Christmas joy

Video: 07 December 2020 By Andries van Zyl

It was again time for local cyclists to unbox the Christmas lights and decorate their bicycles as part of the annual Jingle Bell Toy Ride in Louis Trichardt that took part on Friday, 4 December.