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Engineering graduate now finds solace in farming

News in brief: 23 June 2024 By Bernard Chiguvare

Phineas Naledzani Ramabali, a 25-year-old civil engineering graduate, has taken a proactive approach to his career. Despite struggling to find employment in his field, he has diversified his skills by venturing into animal farming and vegetable growing.

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Principal Nemakhavhani lays down chalk after 38 years

News in brief: 22 June 2024 By Maanda Bele

Tshivenda home-language examiner, moderator, and esteemed principal Mr Pfuluwani Daniel Nemakhavhani (65) has officially retired from the teaching profession after an illustrious career spanning 38 years.


Poor woman desperately needs RDP house for her family

News: 23 June 2024

Ms Thinavhuyo Nobela of Mashau Doli and her five children live in dire conditions in a single-room, dilapidated mud house with no proper floor. The perilous roof is held in place by bricks, posing a constant danger of collapse. Despite her efforts since 2018 to secure a government-built RDP house, she remains without a safe home.

Granny Leshavhana celebrates 100 years

News: 23 June 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Saturday 15 June was a heartwarming day for Ms Mary “Mmbau” Leshavhana as many people gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday at a function held in Mashamba.

Univen student to represent SA in Germany

News: 22 June 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Rebecca Letsoalo (26), a University of Venda (Univen) master's student in physics from Sebayeng Village in Polokwane, will represent South Africa at the 2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.

Well-educated Pfunzo does not mind getting her hands dirty

News: 22 June 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Her name, Pfunzo, translates into "education," and she is indeed well educated. She holds a BA degree in language practice and teaching methods, which she completed at the University of Venda. However, instead of working in a fancy, air-conditioned office, she makes mud bricks for a living.

Limpopo's traffic problems may require an African solution

News: 22 June 2024 By Anton van Zyl

Limpopo’s unacceptably high number of road fatalities may require a unique, locally designed solution that combines planning, enforcement and education. These were among the proposals made during a recent Limpopo Road Safety Programme (LRSP) Strategy Workshop held in Polokwane.

Elephants give residents tough time, but end up as meat

News: 22 June 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Incidents of stray elephants are becoming a common occurrence in communities bordering the Kruger National Park and the Limpopo River. Recently, they caused havoc at Musunda outside Musina, where farmers suffered severe losses when a herd feasted on and trampled their crops, resulting in damage amounting to thousands of rands.

Gogos want no bail for killer of one of their own

News: 21 June 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

A group of elderly women from Manavhela and neighbouring villages outside Vuwani marched to the local Vuwani Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 13 June, to voice their grievances. Their march followed the arrest and subsequent court appearance of the alleged murderer of Ms. Rosina Ramasimu. The 60-year-old woman from Manavhela was raped and brutally killed while collecting firewood in the local Burasini bushes. The shocking incident happened on Thursday, 4 April, and her naked body was found in the bushes the following day.

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Nwendamutswu adds yet another feather in his cap

Sport: 22 June 2024

From humble beginnings of fishing with a rudimentary fishing line at the local Lundevhe River in Tshifudi, master angler Calvin Rudzani Nwendamutswu is rapidly making a name for himself in the angling world. In 2023, Nwendamutswu, who hails from the rural Tshifudi village, earned his Protea colours from the South African Freshwater Bank Angling Federation (SAFBAF). This achievement has spurred him on to hone his skills even further.


Khubvi gogos start football club, but not for youngsters

Sport: 22 June 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

With the assistance of a few other gogos from Khubvi village, Ms Emily Ramulifho has started a football team called Khubvi Old Ladies F.C. The team practices every day from 07:00 to 09:00 at the Khubvi Peace Makers Grounds, located in the Ethiopia section of the village.

Another tricky hurdle ahead for Rodadau FC

Sport: 21 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

After a weekend of unexpected results, the teams affiliated with the Limpopo Stream of the Sasol Women’s League are set to play their opening second-round league matches this weekend. Six matches will take place on Saturday, with the remaining two scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Nkhumeleni joins ABC FC as new technical director

Sport: 21 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

As part of their preparations for the new season, one of the affiliates of the Safa Vhembe Hollywoodbets League, ABC FC, has strengthened its technical department by acquiring the services of Mr. Mashudu “Dunga” Nkhumeleni, former head coach of Dipeni FC, who will now serve as technical director. The deal was sealed last Friday, 14 June.

Teams gear up for Champ of Champs games

Sport: 21 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The 10 teams from the Safa Vhembe Hollywoodbets League that qualified for the Champ of Champs games will commence their journey this Saturday. The teams have been divided into two groups. Group A comprises Tshikhwani Stone Breakers, Thohoyandou Manchester Flying Stars, FC Basel, Maelula United Brothers, and Musasenda Big Five. Teams in Group B are Tshikovha Arsenal, Univen FC, Berea FC, Mashamba Soccer Academy, and Igwe FC.

Mahangala Young Stars lift the TGM trophy

Sport: 21 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Mahangala Young Stars have reason to celebrate as they were crowned champions of the TGM Youth Soccer Tournament at Mushiru Grounds last Sunday. Young Stars defeated Lukalo Hotspurs 7-6 in the final, with the winner determined by a penalty shootout after the scoreboard remained blank at the end of regulation time.

Young Stars win the TGM Youth Cup

Sport: 20 June 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Mahagala Young Stars emerged victorious over Lukalo Hotspurs with a 7-6 win in the final of the TGM Youth Soccer Tournament held at Mushiru Grounds on Sunday. Despite both teams’ playing their second game of the day - having earlier competed in the semi-finals at the same venue - the match was a thrilling contest.




Nepile nominated for Royal Gospel Music Awards

Entertainment: 23 June 2024

Local gospel-music singer Cedrick Nepile has been nominated for the Royal Gospel Music Awards (ROYMA) for his album “Ndi Ndila na Mafhungo Ngoho.” The Buluni-based artist received nominations in two categories, Best New Upcoming Album and Best Worship Song, for his track “Ndi Ndila na Mafhungo Ngoho.”