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Tshiozwi road claims another life

News: 03 December 2020 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The D3715-road in the Sinthumule and Kutama area is always considered a hazard. Potholes and stray animals are ever present. Since October last year, 13 people were killed on the same stretch of road, which has claimed yet another victim.

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Jacques nou een van DA se top vyf politieke figure

News: 07 November 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Die Soutpansberg het deur die jare heelwat belangrike politieke figure opgelewer, die bekendste sekerlik die huidige leier van Suid-Afrika, President Cyril Ramaphosa, met sterk bande met die voormalige Venda tuisland. Die afgelope week het nog ‘n bekende in plaaslike geledere verdere opgang gemaak in die nasionale politieke arena.

ANC branch not involved in Lotto funded project, says Cllr Sithi

News: 06 November 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Enoch Sithi, Makhado Municipality’s Ward 12 councillor, responded this week to criticism about the Hangwani Mulaudzi project in Mukondeni village, saying that they had monitored the project carefully to ensure that the local community benefited to the maximum.

“Fix it yourself”

News: 06 November 2020 By Andries van Zyl

The apathy and lack of urgency displayed by the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) in attending to water and sewage problems in Louis Trichardt is becoming of increasing concern to residents. The past week, a resident was even told to fix a broken main water-supply pipe himself.

Man allegedly strangles girlfriend

News: 06 November 2020 By Kaizer Nengovhela

In yet another incident of alleged gender-based violence, a 29-year-old woman was killed. Matodzi Mandiwana was allegedly strangled by her boyfriend at Tshavhalovhedzi on Tuesday at about 08:00.


News: 06 November 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

A resident of Newtown in Louis Trichardt is appalled after opening a tap in his home, only to find what looked like raw sewage coming from it.

Comedian SABC Livhu spends weekend in jail

News: 05 November 2020 By Maanda Bele

Popular comedian and socialite Livhuwani Madadzhe (31) spent the weekend in jail. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly driving with illegal flashing lights and not stopping when confronted by law enforcers.

Covid-19 curve has stabilised in Vhembe, but don't relax

News: 05 November 2020 By Anton van Zyl

The Vhembe region may have escaped the brunt of the Covid-19 onslaught, but residents are warned not to relax and to be very wary of the threat. The graphs indicate that the highest number of active cases in Vhembe was recorded on 8 August, when 370 people were carriers of the virus. This number has gone down to 62 and has fluctuated between 45 and 85 for October.

Security guard by day and theology student by night

News: 01 November 2020

Regular visitors to the offices of Musina Municipality will quickly recognise the face of Murunwa Divhani Khwareli. He is one of the security personnel hired by a private company to protect the assets of the municipality. When visitors arrive at the municipality, he makes sure that they comply with all security measures put in place by his company and the municipality.  When all workers knock off, he patrols around the buildings to make sure that everything is on order before the night shift comes on.

Granny Madzhiga and her four grandchildren in need of shelter

News: 31 October 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

When Musanda Vho-David Murudi recently visited a physically challenged resident, Ms Joyce Madzhiga, he felt tears stinging his eyes after seeing her crawl to fetch wood to make fire, so she could prepare food for her four orphaned grandchildren.

I erect my own monuments, says mbila musician

News: 31 October 2020

“If I don’t honour myself now while I live, who else will honour me? People will wait for you to die and honour you with something you would never see with your eyes. I am happy that my move is supported and well received by the local traditional leadership.”

Video lei tot woede: Bedelaars moet vlug

News: 31 October 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Twee bedelaars van Louis Trichardt het hulle die afgelope week die toorn van die publiek op die hals gehaal, nadat ‘n video op sosiale media begin versprei het wat wys hoe hulle poog om ‘n “gesteelde” hond by die taxistaanplek in Eltivillas te verkoop.

It's a life of luxury for Madadzhe's dogs

News: 30 October 2020

The past couple of weeks, several media reports have highlighted the cruel behaviour of people towards animals in the Vhembe District. However, another side also exists, where residents treat their pets as if they are demi-gods. One such person who would not trade his three loving dogs for anything is local comedian Livhuwani Madadzhe.

Hennie verloor stryd teen breinkanker

News: 30 October 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Inwoners het Dinsdag met groot skok en hartseer verneem dat die 33-jarige Hennie Erasmus van Louis Trichardt sy kort stryd teen breinkanker verloor het.

Shudu – you beauty!

News: 30 October 2020

When the 24-year-old Shudufhadzo Musida was crowned as the most beautiful girl in South Africa on Saturday, the Vhembe region could not be prouder. The girl from Vhangani village next to Ha-Masia leaped into the hearts of millions of people, not only because of her stunning beauty, but also because of the warmth of her personality.

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Gees by Interhoër loop hoog!

Video: 21 February 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Hoërskool Louis Trichardt het vanjaar uit hul pad gegaan met die aanbied van die jaarlikse interhoër-atletiekbyeenkoms.