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“Om nie te kan lees nie, is nie ‘n gestremdheid nie”

News: 22 August 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Party motoriste blyk maar min genade te hê vir die dorp se gestremde inwoners. Vir die 54-jarige Jorrie Jordaan van Louis Trichardt is hierdie ‘n teer saak. Sy regterbeen moes sowat ‘n jaar gelede weens gesondheidsredes net onder die knieg afgesit word. Intussen het hy ‘n kunsbeen ontvang en ervaar hy eerstehands die probleme wat ‘n gestremde persoon daagliks in die gesig staar.

“Buying” of VBS nothing more than a pipe dream

News: 21 August 2020 By Anton van Zyl

The chance of ever seeing a “revived” VBS Mutual Bank is extremely slim. Earlier this month, the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) told representatives of the VBS Shareholders’ Forum that the liquidated bank’s licence was not for sale.

Why kill a 90-year-old granny?

News: 21 August 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

What may have caused a young man to brutally slay a 90-year-old granny and her 54-year-old daughter, leaving them to die next to each other in a pool of blood?

More heads to roll?

News: 21 August 2020 By Andries van Zyl

More heads are set to roll as investigations into the controversial Beit Bridge border fence tender fiasco unearths more and more irregularities, and in this regard the old English proverb that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” rings true for the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI).

“Now, more than ever, we are going to protect ourselves”

News: 20 August 2020 By Bernard Chiguvare

“No bail! No bail!” chanted more than 50 farmers outside the courthouse in Morebeng (Soekmekaar) on Friday, 14 August. They were protesting against the granting of bail to three men accused of brutally attacking the Joubert couple on their farm in the Legkraal area on 5 August.

SANCO Tshakhuma aggrieved by being ignored in market project

News: 20 August 2020 By Anton van Zyl

The Tshakhuma branch of the SA National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has expressed its frustration at not being included in any of the planning or monitoring of the multi-million-rand upgrading of the Tshakhuma fruit market.

Farewell to literary giant Nthambeleni Phalanndwa

News: 16 August 2020

Poet and scholar Nthambeleni Kaizer Phalanndwa was the epitome of a living and vibrant culture – a symbol of hope that even a rural kid from a dusty village can leave a mark in the annals of history.

Jaype glo hy sal herstel

News: 16 August 2020 By Andries van Zyl

‘n Gemeenskap is die afgelope paar weke weer in gebed verenig en bid vir die spoedige herstel van die 14-jarige Jaype Jansen van Rensburg, ‘n Graad 8-leerling van Hoërskool Louis Trichardt. Hy is in Julie met kanker gediagnoseer.

Blind man in desperate need of decent shelter

News: 15 August 2020 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A blind pensioner, Mr David Bakali of Maila Lagos, and his family are sharing living and sleeping conditions in a dilapidated shack with no proper floor. The roof of the shack is kept in position with bricks on top and is threatening to fall in on the inhabitants of the shack.

Young comedian gets brand new house

News: 15 August 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

Life has changed for the better for a young comedian, Thabelo Ngwana, after the Faith of Thalita Koum Prophet Ministries in Sibasa under Prophet Innocent Muritho handed over a four-room house to Ngwana on Thursday.

Feeding the beast?

News: 14 August 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Last month, the Thulamela Municipality tabled its budget, which exceeded R900 million for the first time. This municipality is one of the best-performing municipalities in Limpopo and it received an unqualified audit from the auditor-general (AG). At the same time, however, this municipality is also one of the most “expensive” to maintain, with almost half of its operational income being used to pay salaries.

“Mense moet wakker skrik - dit is regtig 'n krisis!”

News: 14 August 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Dr Ida Glover, ‘n veearts verbonde aan die kantoor van die staatsveearts, het Dinsdag gesê dat die voorkoms van hondsdolheid in Louis Trichardt nou drastiese afmetings aanneem met nog gerapporteerde gevalle die afgelope week.

Untimely death of manager shocks community

News: 13 August 2020 By Kaizer Nengovhela

A cloud of sadness still hangs over the Makhado Municipality after the untimely death of Mr Castro Sello Mathonsi (44), a dedicated manager in the office of the mayor. He apparently took his own life at this home on Tuesday.

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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.