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No load shedding until Eskom announces it

News: 29 November 2018 By Jo Robinson

In a 26 November news release, Eskom stated that a low to medium probability of load shedding existed for the rest of the week, even though the system remained “tight and vulnerable”, while continuing to encourage people to use electricity sparingly to ease demand.

Musina Council criticized for using “unauthorised” lawyer

News: 27 November 2018 By Anton van Zyl

The Musina Municipality has to deal with a rather awkward legal situation after the Labour Court ruled that it had made use of an invalid collective agreement when conducting an appeal hearing in 2015. The judge also ruled that the municipality had used lawyers to defend the case who were not legally mandated to do so. The municipality now needs to start afresh with an appeal process wherein a former worker is claiming he had been dismissed unlawfully.

Student encourages others there is life after HIV

News: 26 November 2018 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The 26-year-old Ms Tebogo Nkoana is not only disabled, but she is also carrying the dreaded Aids virus in her body. The partially blind woman from Krugersdorp on the West Rand discovered that she was HIV positive in 2017 after undergoing some tests.

Anti-corruption workshop at Madimbo

News: 25 November 2018

Communities around Madimbo shared ideas on how they could assist the government to fight corruption during an anti-corruption workshop that took place at Madimbo Thusong Centre last week.

Heidi-Lene het nog 'n wonderwerk nodig

News: 25 November 2018 By Jo Robinson

In Oktober het die Zoutpansberger berig oor die goeie vordering wat die 23-jarige Heidi-Lene Jonck (23) gemaak het en die familie het gedink die ergste is verby … Die grootste skok tot dusver het egter nog voorgelê, met die nuus dat Heidi-Lene verlede week byna versmoor het.

Power cut a nightmare in Thohoyandou

News: 25 November 2018 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The power outage of two days in Thohoyandou has become a source of frustration and has caused huge losses to businesses in the town. The outage, allegedly caused by a faulty substation in Thohoyandou, left the whole town in the dark for a part of Sunday and the whole of Monday and Tuesday.

Top national tourism awards for Soutpansberg duo

News: 24 November 2018 By Andries van Zyl

Local tourism entrepreneurs Kylie Henn and Cameron Murray of Traditional African Homestays (TAHS-SA) have placed the Soutpansberg back on the world map of unique tourism destinations by scooping up several top awards during the annual Lilizela Tourism Awards.

Deputy Ministers committed to helping Vhembe SMMEs

News: 24 November 2018 By Silas Nduvheni

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe, and the Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Mr Cassel Mathale, have expressed their commitment to taking small businesses based in Vhembe forward through the implementation of the resolutions adopted at the two-day Vhembe SMME Summit in Thohoyandou last week.

Thulamela EPWP workers boycot Wellness Day

News: 24 November 2018 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In an unexpected move, more than 100 extended public works programme (EPWP) workers at Thulamela Municipality boycotted the annual Wellness Day, citing several challenges they are facing at the municipality.

Bid vir Martie

News: 24 November 2018 By Andries van Zyl

“Bid asseblief hard saam met my…” Dit was Woensdagmiddag die woorde van mnr. Tony Barnard van Louis Trichardt wie se vrou, die 49-jarige Martie Barnard, ernstige brandwonde opgedoen het toe ‘n gassilinder langs haar ontplof het.

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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.