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Virus claims first victims

News: 09 July 2020 By

The coronavirus made its presence felt the past week and claimed its first fatalities in the Vhembe District. According to the Limpopo Department of Health’s latest statistics issued on 8 July six people have died after being infected.

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Tshiozwi residents fed-up with rise in crime

News: 19 June 2020 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The community of Tshiozwi is fed-up with the escalating crime in the area and have threatened to take the law into their own hands after a series of burglaries that happened last week. During a meeting on Sunday, they pointed fingers at the police for not doing anything to arrest the perpetrators.

Who is next in VBS prosecution sights?

News: 18 June 2020 By Anton van Zyl

The news that eight of the prime suspects in the VBS Mutual Bank looting case have been arrested was welcomed on Wednesday. The question was immediately asked as to how long it would take for the other “people of interest” to be arrested. These people include several high-profile persons, as well as municipal officials who had allegedly taken bribes to facilitate deposits into the bank.

Covid-19 gevalle in provinsie styg stadig maar seker

News: 18 June 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Met die skole wat die afgelope maand weer oopgemaak het, al is dit net vir Graad 12’s en Graad 7’s, was daar opnuut ‘n opflikkering van paniek weens vrees vir die Covid-19 virus. Nasionaal word berig van talle skole wat intussen weer gesluit is weens die feit dat leerlinge en onderwysers positief getoets het vir die virus.

Bail for axed MMC member

News: 15 June 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

The recalled former member of the mayoral committee (MMC) in the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) who had allegedly sent intimidating video clips of a pistol firing bullets to the executive mayor of Vhembe, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, and Thulamela Mayor Avhashoni Tshifhango, was granted bail of R3 000 by the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Mafela's weaving magic continues

News: 15 June 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Entrepreneurship should stand the test of the harshest of times, and when a weaver about whom the newspaper wrote a story some eight years ago is still going from strength to strength today, that is something laudable.

Holes poked in Beitbridge's infamous R37 million fence

News: 13 June 2020

The newly built R37 million fence next to the Beitbridge border post is still marred by controversy. During a visit by the Limpopo MEC for Transport last week, the damage to the fence was clearly visible, as were the shacks erected to house illegal border crossers. The matter was also debated in parliament last week, with the director-general of public works being grilled by members of parliament.

Not all sanitizers created equally

News: 13 June 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Part of the “new normal” about the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic is the compulsory use of hand sanitiser literally everywhere you go. The fact that the use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser kills off the novel coronavirus is well known, but then that sanitiser should at least contain 60% alcohol or more. However, the experiences of the past couple of weeks during lockdown have taught us that not all hand sanitisers are created equal.

Axed councillor in custody on intimidation charge

News: 12 June 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

A recalled former mayoral committee member (MMC) in the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM), who had allegedly sent intimidating video clips of a pistol firing bullets to the executive mayor of Vhembe, Cllr Dowelani Nenguda, and Thulamela Mayor Avhashoni Tshifhango, appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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