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Siyanda walks across Africa to try and promote peace and stability

News in brief: 02 March 2024 By Bernard Chiguvare

We cannot stand idly by while our youth perish in our towns every day. We must question what has become of our world and consider what actions we can take to promote peace and stability, not only in South Africa’s townships but across Africa.

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A sad farewell to Granny Nyawasedza Mauda (92)

News in brief: 01 March 2024 By Silas Nduvheni

Hundreds of people from all corners of the Vhembe region and as far as Gauteng Province gathered at Matangari Tshiombo village near Makonde to pay their last respects to Granny Nyawasedza Mauda during her burial on Saturday, 17 February.


Swallow your pride and just use your skills, advises Bra Fisher

News: 03 March 2024

Tendamudzimu Tshikovhi, commonly known as “Bra Fisher” from Khubvi village, is a typical example of how hardship and poverty can be turned around into something positive. The 33-year-old, who had been struggling to find a job for a long time, is quite eager to tell others how he one day decided to swallow his pride and use what he had to improve his circumstances.

High honour for local farmer Tshianeo Mathidi

News: 02 March 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The former president of the Limpopo branch of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA), Mr Tshianeo Walter Mathidi, has added another accolade to his long list of achievements. The farmer from Thohoyandou was named the Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year by Potato SA.

Jimmy Jones community take own action and track down criminals

News: 02 March 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The community of Jimmy Jones outside Malamulele is heaving a sigh of relief, following the arrest of three alleged thugs. For some time now, the once peaceful village has been the target of criminals who wreak havoc, committing crimes such as housebreaking, murder, and car theft, among others. The reign of terror apparently came to an abrupt end when the community, fed up with being held hostage by the criminals, decided to act.

Former principal and community builder Leah Razwiedani dies

News: 01 March 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

A prominent community leader, philanthropist, and former principal, Ms Hlekani Leah Razwiedani Gangazhe (née Maluleke), was laid to rest on Saturday (24th) at Makonde Tshipetane Cemetery. She passed away on 15 February after being admitted to the Polokwane Mediclinic. A memorial service was held for her at her church at Tshilidzini Hospital on Friday, 23 February, during which several people spoke about some of her remarkable achievements.

United Nations pulls the plug on MMSEZ support

News: 01 March 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Environmental groups and anti-Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) lobbyists rejoiced this week over the United Nations’ announcement of withdrawing its support for this highly controversial industrial park development just north of the Soutpansberg in Limpopo. Since the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) approved the development of the MMSEZ in July 2017, the project has been marred by controversy.

Nyamande to apply for bail

News: 01 March 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

Nkhumeleni David Nyamande, a 39-year-old suspect accused of killing a 38-year-old man by hitting him with a pickaxe at Matangari village in December last year, appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court facing murder charges on Monday (26th).

Tributes pour in for philanthropist who dies in car crash

News: 01 March 2024 By Silas Nduvheni

Tributes began pouring in after the news broke of the death of philanthropist and community builder Mr Tshilidzi Musingadi. The 45-year-old resident of Tshidzini village, just outside Thohoyandou, died in an accident on the D523 (Khalavha) road between Nzhelele and Sibasa on Monday (26th).

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The full story of 'Time Bomb' now being told on national TV

Sport: 02 March 2024

One of South Africa’s most decorated boxing champions, who was born and bred in the Vhembe District, is the very first boxer from Makwarela township to have a documentary about him aired on a national television channel. The documentary, called “Timebomb”, focuses on the life of Phillip Ndou and is currently being aired on Mzansi Magic Channel 161, three times a week: Thursdays between 09:00 and 10:00, Saturdays between 20:30 and 21:30, and Sundays between 20:30 and 21:30.


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Sport: 01 March 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The struggle for promotion and to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season will continue among the teams affiliated with the Limpopo Stream of the ABC Motsepe League this weekend. Only one match will be played on Friday afternoon, while the remaining fixtures are scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The lone match on Friday will feature The Dolphins FC against Mokopane PJ Stars at the Senwabarwana Sports Complex outside Polokwane.

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Sport: 01 March 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

In their quest to solidify the team’s technical department, Venda Football Club (VFC) has appointed Mr Khuliso Rashamuse as the new assistant coach. The 36-year-old mentor joined the team’s co-coaches, Mr Duncan Lechesa and Johnny Ferreira, for the first time at the team’s training camp on Monday morning.

Black Leopards must beat Casric Stars to stay in title race

Sport: 01 March 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

After a break of about 10 days, the teams affiliated with the Motsepe Foundation Championship will be in action again this weekend. Two matches will be played on Friday afternoon, followed by four on Saturday, while the remaining two are scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Madridtas bow out of Nedbank Cup

Sport: 29 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Madridtas FC will not take part in the top-16 stage of the Nedbank Cup KO Competition. Their journey in the competition was ended by D General FC, who beat them 2-0 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday afternoon.

VFC ready to demolish the students

Sport: 29 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Venda Football Club (VFC) have reason to believe that they will teach the Orbit College students a soccer lesson when they meet in their Motsepe Foundation Championship League match at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday afternoon. VFC are in the right frame of mind after they managed to collect the full points in their match against Hungry Lions, which was played at the Mxolisi Dicky Jacobs Stadium in Upington two weeks ago.

Ring announcer believes state of boxing is deteriorating

Sport: 24 February 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

Mr Mashudu Siaga, one of the best boxing-ring announcers in the country and the first professional ring announcer in Limpopo, believes that the standard of boxing in the country is deteriorating.




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Hilda Mudau, an artist from Hamadiwana, released her new Afropop single, “Yalonga Kwandayonwa”, on 12 February. The new single, although out for only a few weeks, is selling well and has already made an impact in the market.