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Miss Congeniality 2020 an inspiration

News in brief: 19 June 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The winner of the Miss Congeniality 2020 pageant, Rendani Munyai, was properly congratulated last Saturday (5 June) during a special reception held in her honour at the Christian Worship Centre in Maniini village, just outside Thohoyandou.

Resurfacing of R578 will make local travel easier

News in brief: 19 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

SANRAL has awarded two projects for the resurfacing of the R578 from the N1 outside Louis Trichardt to Elim (16km) and from Mahodlogwa (35,8km) to Nwamatatani (56km) in the Limpopo Province.

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Busisiwe is writing her own story

News: 19 June 2021

The 21-year-old Busisiwe Nephawe from Muraga village is beaming about her selection as semi-finalist in the Miss Township South Africa 2021 pageant.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
 

VDM promises to resolve water challenges in VUU village

News: 19 June 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The community of Vuu, a village in the Collins Chabane Municipality, is concerned about the water project in their area that was abandoned in 2020. The project was meant to assist the community members, who currently have to pay excessive prices to buy water or walk long distances to fetch some.

Different parties unite to try and end Vuwani's turmoil

News: 19 June 2021 By Ndivhuwo Musetha

Following years of unrest in the Vuwani area, the Vuwani Development Forum has found common ground for the two opposing parties, the Pro-Makhado Demarcation Task Team and the Vuwani Demarcation Task Team.

Woman taxi driver gunned down

News: 18 June 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The Ramuntshi family and community members from the rural village of Itsani, just outside Thohoyandou, are cloaked in mourning after the death of Ms Azwianewi Thelma Ramuntshi, a local female taxi driver and mother of five, who was gunned down while parking her taxi at her house last Friday night (11 June).

A mayoral dance

News: 18 June 2021

The political game playing is continuing in the Thulamela Municipality, with the mayor apparently denying that he has any knowledge of the instruction that the council should suspend him because of his involvement in the VBS Mutual Bank fiasco.

IPID investigation into fatal shooting in advanced stage

News: 18 June 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Many questions still remain for the relatives of the man shot dead by the police in Louis Trichardt on Sunday, 30 May. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) now hopes to answer some of these questions after launching an investigation into the fatal shooting.

Bullet-ridden body of businessman found

News: 18 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The bullet-ridden body of a well-known local businessman, Mr Naledzani Munyai, was discovered last Wednesday (9th) at Tshidzivhe Mountain. His body was wrapped in plastic, and he is believed to have been assassinated.

Two life sentences for Ramabulana's murderer

News: 17 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The Limpopo High Court has sentenced Aubrey Manaka to two life terms in prison plus eight years and 15 years (total of 23 years) for the rape and murder of Capricorn TVET College student Precious Ramabulana, in November 2019 at Mokomene village. The sentence was delivered on Friday, 11 June.

Plenty of excuses for slow progress on D959 and D3715

News: 17 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The sighs of relief over the long-awaited rehabilitation of the D959- and D3715 roads, which eventually started earlier this year, might have been a little premature, as delayed payment of workers’ salaries and a shortage of material appear to be interfering with progress on the projects.

 

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New football club established at Madombidzha

Sport: 18 June 2021

After staging soccer tournaments in Madombidzha village over the past six years, Mr Maanda Themeli has decided to establish a football club of his own. According to Themeli, the new club, DMT FC, was established two months ago and will be based at Madombidzha village.

Written by: Frank Mavhungu
 

 

Denzel wants to teach people about snakes

Video: 10 June 2021

In African cultures, snakes are generally associated with witchcraft – a fact that does not improve the already frayed relationship between mankind and reptiles. However, within a certain African community in Vleifontein lives a man who regards himself as the exception to this cultural belief. In fact, Denzel Ncube’s fondness for these slithering reptiles is no secret. Ncube gives back to his community by educating the local people on the dangers as well as the beauty of snakes and what to do when confronted with them.

Written by: Maanda Bele

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Zwoluga has always had a passion for radio

Entertainment: 30 May 2021

Zwoluga Ngobeni is an ultra-cool radio personality who has had a passion for the media industry since she was a young girl.

Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela