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Who are killing our crocs?

News: 02 December 2018 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The rural community of Tshitombondo in Malavuwe outside Thohoyandou relies on water from the local Luvuvhu River since municipal water is only available occasionally in the community.

A true glimpse into the everyday life of villagers

News: 02 December 2018 By Andries van Zyl

When two local tourism entrepreneurs stopped for a beer at Makushu Tavern, they would never have thought that it would be the start of a unique friendship with the local community that would see them scoop up two of the South African tourism industry’s top awards.

Keeping any wild animal without a permit is illegal

News: 01 December 2018 By Jo Robinson

The Louis Trichardt SPCA wants to make sure that people are aware that keeping any wild animal without a permit, regardless of how one finds it, is illegal. That does not mean that people should leave an injured or at-risk creature to face certain death, but keeping them in one's home thereafter, caged or otherwise, is illegal.

Man severely injured in arson attack

News: 01 December 2018 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The members of the Mutholini household in Muila-Gumani village are living in fear after their house was gassed and petrol-bombed in the middle of the night. The incident, which happened about a week ago, left one family member, Mr Mbilu Mutholini (51), with third-degree burns.

Masindi case to SCA

News: 01 December 2018 By Anton van Zyl

Friday (30th) sees the battle for the kingship of the Vhavenda return to the courts. This time it is the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein that will listen to the various arguments.

No water war zone

News: 01 December 2018 By Andries van Zyl

The busy border town of Musina resembled a war zone the past weekend when residents took to the streets in violent protest against a total lack of water.

Toni cannot be king, says Vhangona spokesman

News: 30 November 2018 By Maanda Bele

Toni Mphephu Ramabulana cannot be called the king of the Vhavenda, said the president of the Vhangona National Cultural Movement, Mr Thirabeli Robert Rakhadani. In a press release issued the past week he said that there was no Venda king, and, in any case, Toni could not claim such a position.

Can people, leopards and primates live in harmony?

News: 30 November 2018 By Jo Robinson

Livestock farmers in this area are not usually fond of the leopards that used to be very prevalent here. Most farmers, but especially crop farmers, further complain about the difficulties of keeping primates such as baboons and monkeys from decimating their growing produce. These animals are commonly viewed as pests, depending on what farmers are trying to produce that constitutes their food.

Suspected killer arrested

News: 29 November 2018 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The family of Ms Takalani Tshilamulele, who was found murdered in a bush next to the bridge at Ravele a fortnight ago, has thanked the police for arresting the suspected killer.

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Not so perfect break-in at Perfect Water

Video: 18 October 2018

On Sunday, 14 October at 23:05, two burglars broke into the Perfect Water shop at 33 Songozwi Street, Louis Trichardt. The shop is owned by Johan and Leana van Rooyen. Johan said that the burglars knew exactly what they were looking for and where to get it. While the alarm apparently did not register at the security company, it did go off at the shop, and the thieves, including one with a very distinctive tattoo, were caught on the shop’s closed-circuit television cameras.