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Lindelani wins coveted PanSALB language prize

News: 25 June 2022

Former Vhembe FM presenter and Tshivenda language practitioner Ms Lindelani Vinoliah Tshifhango won a language and literature award at the prestigious PanSALB Multilingualism Awards last Wednesday.

 

When life gives you lemons ... try sell sweet potatoes

News: 24 June 2022

When she started selling sweet potatoes and peanuts next to the busy Makonde road in 2002, Shumani Juliet Makungo’s eldest son was only three months old. Twenty years down the line, Shumani is still going strong, doing what she loves most, and making arrangements to enrol her son at an institution of higher learning next year. His tuition fees will be paid from the proceeds she earns from her small business.

Chipfuyo turns people's trash into honest living

News: 24 June 2022 By Bernard Chiguvare

It's midday on Friday, 4 June. Tawanda Chipfuyo sits on two bricks while crushing empty soda cans for recycling before he trolleys the recyclables to a scrapyard some kilometres from Louis Trichardt’s central business district (CBD).

Dams are full, so why is the VDM not delivering water?

News: 24 June 2022 By Silas Nduvheni

A senior traditional leader, Thovhele Vho-Nthumeni Masia, warned the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) that, as custodians of the communities, they were tired of hearing stories about water shortages around the district. He made an appeal to the municipality to work with traditional leaders to resolve water-related issues.

Tshiozwi killers on the loose

News: 24 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The search continues for the two gunmen who shot and killed a tavern assistant in cold blood in the early hours of Saturday, 18 June, at Tshiozwi village.

Entrances to Valdezia barricaded in protest of service delivery

News: 23 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Valdezia residents barricaded roads leading from Elim to Vuwani early on Monday morning (20 June) in protest against poor service delivery. The protesters demanded regular clean water and an end to power outages at their village. They also took issue with the poor condition of roads and infrastructure.

Thirty-two new market stalls for hawkers at Donald Fraser

News: 23 June 2022 By Silas Nduvheni

As part of the implementation of their local economic development (LED) strategy to promote rural economies through informal trading, the Thulamela Local Municipality (TLM) has built 32 modern market stalls for the hawkers operating in front of the gate of the Donald Fraser Hospital in Vhufuli village, just outside Thohoyandou.

 

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Another man kills wife, hangs himself

News: 23 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Police have opened a case of murder and an inquest after another man, this time from Maelula village, allegedly stabbed his wife to death before hanging himself on Wednesday, 15 June.

Illegal mining of sand in Vhembe destroys future of small farmers

News: 18 June 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The scourge of illegal sand mining is leaving a path of destruction in the Vhembe area. Not only the environment gets destroyed by the illegal miners, but also the hopes and dreams of subsistence farmers in remote rural areas.

Don't call the PP, call the ANC, says Madadzhe

News: 18 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The newly elected provincial secretary of the African National Congress (ANC), Vhamusanda Vho-Reuben Madadzhe, promised better leadership and that they would keep all municipalities on their toes to improve service delivery to the rural communities.

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