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It’s quiet, but don’t let your masks down yet

News: 25 March 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The number of active Covid-19 cases in Vhembe has dropped significantly over the past month, but experts are warning that a too-relaxed attitude may lead to a third wave of the pandemic.

Locusts infestation offers income opportunities

News: 21 March 2021 By Maanda Bele

The recent storms have undoubtedly brought great destruction in some rural parts of the region, but the rain seems to have also brought something positive with it - as if to compensate for all the losses. Swarms of locusts that came with the rain now present a (temporary) income opportunity for unemployed locals to catch and sell them to protein lovers.

The best-dressed man in Vhembe?

News: 21 March 2021

The 72-year-old Vhakoma Vho-Azwifarwi Thomas Tshililo must be one of the cleanest and most immaculately dressed residents in the region. Tshililo, who stays at Gondeni Sterkstroom near Malavuwe, also does his own laundry and ironing.

Kind-hearted teacher donates crèche to village

News: 20 March 2021

While greediness and the love of money still conquer many community members, the world still has people with good hearts who put the interests of the less privileged first. One such kind-hearted soul is Fhatuwani Ronald Maemu of Tshiombo, who has now become the toast of Sigonde village, outside Musina, where he teaches.

Family members may visit loved ones in hospital again, but ...

News: 20 March 2021 By Maanda Bele

Almost a year has gone by since South Africa’s first lockdown was announced because of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and although many restrictions have been lifted, some activities, such as visiting patients at government hospitals, have remained prohibited until now.

Herkoms van families Nonnetjie-eende ‘n raaisel

News: 20 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Inwoners van Lous Trichardt het die afgelope paar weke ‘n paar vreemde besoekers gekry. Buiten vir ‘n hele aantal groot slange wat by ‘n paar mense kom inloer het, het een inwoner ook ‘n krokodil in haar swembad gevind. Die gedierte was wel klein, maar steeds ‘n krokodil, waarvan die herkoms steeds onseker is.

Grade 11 learner stabbed to death

News: 19 March 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The community of Manavhela in Kutama is still reeling with shock after the death of the 17-year-old Mpho Rabinda, who had allegedly been stabbed to death.

Genoeg water om te mors?

News: 19 March 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

Vir twee weke lank al stroom skoon water vanaf Tshirululunistraat in Olifantstraat in.

“This is just how it is,” says municipality about trenches

News: 19 March 2021 By Denise van Bergen

When one drives through the residential areas of town and observes the destruction of once-beautiful gardens - something this community takes so much pride in – one can understand why so much hostility is directed at the high-speed Internet fibre-optic project in Louis Trichardt.

Another VBS scalp?

News: 19 March 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The VBS Mutual Bank scandal is claiming more scalps, albeit amidst a reluctance of local political leaders to act in a transparent manner where allegations of corruption are being investigated.

Two young soccer players killed in horrific crash

News: 18 March 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Another return journey from a soccer match ended in tragedy after the vehicle that Tshikhodobo Barcelona’s young players were travelling in overturned. This accident is the second this year where soccer players have died on their way home from a match.

Electricity tariff hike looming, but thank goodness for pre-paid

News: 18 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Consumers will soon be expected to pay more for their electricity, following Eskom’s recent announcement that they would be implementing a 15,6% increase as from 1 April this year. The increase is sure to place an even bigger burden on already cash-strapped taxpayers.

Foreign “orphans” show where there is a will, there is always a way

News: 14 March 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The circumstances in which you grow up do not have to limit you from achieving your goals in life, as long as you remain positive and focused. This was proven again by three young Zimbabwean men who defied the odds and are now studying for degrees at universities.

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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.