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Skuldbult residents opt to be fenced off

News: 14 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The wheels have been set in motion for “Skuldbult” residents in Louis Trichardt to have their residential area fenced off from the rest of the town.

Family of young man who was shot by police need answers

News: 13 March 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The family of a Grade 9 pupil of Basopa High are demanding explanations as to what had caused his death. Wisani Maluleke (16) was allegedly shot dead by the police during a community protest at the Saselamani Police Station on 28 February.

Special Olympian calls on people to remain positive

News: 13 March 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Multi-prize-winning Special Olympian Rofhiwa Manwadu, who is also an ambassador for the Special Olympics in Vhembe, is calling on the people of Vhembe District to remain positive and optimistic about life in the face of the painful circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Face of a monster?

News: 12 March 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Villagers of Matangari outside Thohoyandou are still trying to come to terms with the news that one of their own community members had allegedly hacked his 104-year-old grandmother to death with an axe because she had spat into his water cup.

Toegang verbode!

News: 12 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Nie net mnr. Luke Enslin, eienaar van Soutpansberg Spar, slaak ‘n sug van verligting nadat die Makhado Munisipaliteit uiteindelik gehoor gegee het aan pleidooie om die park oorkant dié winkelkompleks af te sper nie.

Beware of “prophets” who are brutal rapists

News: 12 March 2021 By Maanda Bele

Vhembe residents are warned not to respond to invitations, especially on social media platforms, where the services of so-called “prophets” are offered. In one such incident, a woman responded to a conversation on what appears to be a fake Facebook account. She was subsequently lured into the bushes at Phiphidi, where she was raped and assaulted.

Beware of counterfeit money doing the rounds

News: 11 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Residents are warned that counterfeit money is once again being circulated by unscrupulous criminals offering it as payment for products and services. This warning comes from a Louis Trichardt resident who received fake R100 notes as payment on two different occasions.

“SASSA official” robs five grannies

News: 11 March 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

After a ruthless conwoman, pretending to be a SASSA official, had robbed five grannies of all their pension money, the community reached out to the victims. The local traditional leader, along with a local businessman, came to the pensioners’ rescue and bought them groceries and gave them the money that was stolen.

Promising future for young double amputee

News: 07 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Two-and-a-half years ago, a young double amputee, who was then a scholar at a special school in Thohoyandou, became the recipient of a prosthetic limb, courtesy of IsAbility, the Jumping Kids project and Harcourts. This year, the young amputee, Vhutuhawe Nemutandani, has been enrolled in one of the top schools in Limpopo, the Emmanuel Christian School outside Louis Trichardt.

Streek kan uitsien na besonderse reënvalseisoen

News: 07 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Met nog reën wat in die vooruitsig gestel word, is dit duidelik dat die Soutpansberg vanjaar ‘n besonderse reënvalseisoen gaan beleef. Net waar jy kyk is die damme vol, loop die riviere en bars Moeder Natuur uit haar nate van dankbaarheid. Selfs die normaalweg dorre savanna-veld agter die Soutpansberg is vanjaar lowergroen. Maar is die baie reën van die afgelope paar weke regtig so buitengewoon vir die Soutpansberg?

“Orphan” wants to give back to the community

News: 07 March 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The notion that ‘home is best’ is a no-no for Nyasha*, a Zimbabwean woman who was trafficked to South Africa in 2009, at the age of 10. She only realised that she was in South Africa when she was seized by the police at Beitbridge Border Post (on the South African side).

Tshifhiwa dreams of also wearing the Miss SA crown

News: 06 March 2021 By Maanda Bele

The current Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida, seems to have paved the way for many other rural girls, especially from Musida’s hometown in Venda, who now aspire to wear the Miss SA crown.

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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.