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'If you can dream it, I can sew it'

News: 19 September 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Among the greatest concerns faced by South-Africans today is the scarcity of jobs that continues to be a major challenge for many people. That is why, when someone – especially someone from a rural area – manages to create a job for him- or herself that may even benefit another struggling person, a sense of hope rises.

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Vari village the dried up home of Vhembe's 'forgotten people'

News: 22 August 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

As the misty rain sifted down over parts of the region on Saturday, most people stayed indoors, hiding from the cold weather. At Vari village, however, Johannes Nethononda was outside, busy preparing several containers to catch and store the rainwater.

Sad farewell to yet another great leader

News: 21 August 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A cloud of sadness still hovers over Muraleni Village in the Sinthumule area, following the death of one of the region’s most influential leaders, Muthakhi Mphaphuli (56), who passed away on 3 August at MediClinic in Polokwane after a short illness.

Sakeman Pieter Cronjé (45) verloor Covid-stryd

News: 21 August 2021 By Andries van Zyl

“Tot wanneer toe gaan hierdie gemors nog aanhou? Hoeveel mense wil hy nog vat!?” So het ‘n hartseer Amanda Cronjé van Louis Trichardt gesê nadat haar man, bekende plaaslike sakeman Pieter Cronjé (45), die afgelope week deel geword het van die jongste Covid-19 sterfgevalle.

Mlati's sudden death a shock

News: 21 August 2021

“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow,” said the ancient Greek tragedian and scholar, Euripides. Although he said these words many centuries ago, the statement is still relevant today as the world keeps on losing valuable community members daily. The death of a prolific former ANC PR councillor and political activist in Musina early last week after a short illness has sent shockwaves through the people of Musina.

Jan se dood laat groot leemte in Levubu

News: 21 August 2021 By Andries van Zyl

“Sjoe, dit is nou nog nie vir my werklik nie,” was ‘n hartseer Elise Bonnema se reaksie op haar man, die bekende Jan Bonnema van Levubu, se dood op 12 Augustus vanweë Covid-19 komplikasies in die MediKliniek in Tzaneen.

SABC Livhu amidst gender-based violence scandal

News: 20 August 2021 By Maanda Bele

Popular comedian and self-proclaimed philanthropist SABC Livhu suffered several setbacks the past week. Last week, his wife accused him on social media of abusing her. His sponsors were quick to react and distance themselves from his online shows.

Sad farewell to one of the region's true gentlemen

News: 20 August 2021

The tight-knit Soutpansberg community was deeply saddened by the death of one of the region’s few remaining gentlemen, Mukesh Radia, on 11 August after losing his 11-year battle with cancer. He was 65 years old.

Sy lag vir altyd stil

News: 20 August 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

Die dorp neem met groot hartseer afskeid van nog een van ons geliefde aptekers, wat op 19 Augustus sou verjaar. 

Drop-in centre knows little about R10 million Lotto grant

News: 20 August 2021

Millions of rands in Lottery grants were paid to a small centre for destitute children in a Vuwani village in 2018 and 2019, but the money was never used for any children. Instead, it was apparently channelled to a borehole project.

Well-known Velly Mtileni is no more

News: 19 August 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Yet another well-known community leader, the 58-year-old Mr Velly “Mkhondo” Mtileni, passed away last Friday (13th) due to Covid-related problems.

Pierre sal onthou word vir sy omgee-hart

News: 19 August 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

Die Covid-19 virus ontsien niemand nie en saai steeds hartseer en verwoesting in die lewens van baie. Die afgelope week het talle hulle stryd teen die virus verloor, onder hulle ook die 51-jarige Pierre van den Heever.

Man shot dead after argument at tavern

News: 19 August 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The fatal shooting of a man at the Tshakhuma Tshitavhadulu tavern on Saturday afternoon has sent shock waves through the area.

Women encouraged to pursue career in farming

News: 19 August 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A young female farmer, Ms Thinawanga Makungo, described farming as one of the most sustainable jobs in the world, because no day passes without people needing a meal. Makungo is the farm manager of Mathuba Genetic at Ha- Ravele.

Makhado councillor's race-baiting hearing postponed again

News: 19 August 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The case of race-baiting against local EFF councillor Anthony Matumba was postponed on Monday because the councillor seemingly did not feel well. Matumba is being charged by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for stirring up racial hatred and then trying to profit from his activity on social media.

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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.