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No reason to complain, says local farmer

News in brief: 28 November 2021

Loosely translated, the Tshivenda saying “lupfumo lu mavuni” means ‘wealth comes from the soil’, and Ndiimafhi Collen Madala of Makonde village outside Thohoyandou uses these words as an encouragement of hope.

Covid grant can open doors

News in brief: 28 November 2021

The R350 Covid relief grant seems to be making a remarkable difference in some of the recipients’ lives. Just ask Rendani Cinatilo Ndou (31) of Ha-Mashau Thenga outside Elim, who has successfully used this special grant to start his own small business.

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Learn more, even if you grow older, says Tshigomana

News: 28 November 2021

The well-known soccer administrator and principal of Swobani High, Samuel “Scara” Tshigomana, obtained his PhD in Public and Development Administration at the University of Venda (Univen) on 19 November.


Thendo and Nyandano to represent Venda at Indoni

News: 27 November 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Thendo Mavhungu (22) and Nyandano Sipholi (19), both youths from the Vhembe District, are representing the “Venda kingdom” at this year’s Indoni Mr and Miss Cultural South Africa. They have been crowned as Venda “King” and “Queen” and are now competing at the nationals.

Musician Mercy Madzivhandila also a respected academic

News: 27 November 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila has earned herself respect in both the music industry and academic circles after she graduated with a PhD in music from the University of Venda on Friday (19 November).

Another R1 billion needed to upgrade Nandoni Water Scheme

News: 27 November 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

According to the newly appointed chairperson of the Lepelle Northern Water Board, Mr Nndweleni Mphephu, the board and the Limpopo Department of Water and Sanitation will need R1 billion for upgrading the Nandoni Water Scheme and installing the pipelines from Nandoni Dam to Nsami Dam in Giyani.

Infighting delays election of Makhado mayor for hours

News: 26 November 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The election of a new mayor for the Makhado Municipality was delayed for several hours on Tuesday while the infighting among the local ANC factions continued. Apparently only after strict instructions were issued from the ANC’s provincial and national executive was the former mayor, Samuel Munyai, re-elected.

Hitch-hiker fatally stabs motorist who gave him a ride

News: 26 November 2021 By Godfrey Mandiwana

A 42-year-old man from Tshirenzheni village was fatally stabbed with a knife in his spinal cord after he picked up three hitch-hikers and a fight later broke out about payment.

D959 road ripped up while investigations continue

News: 26 November 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have confirmed that they are investigating the circumstances around the construction of the D959 road leading from Louis Trichardt to the Makhado Air Force Base. The road started to disintegrate within weeks after supposedly being upgraded and resurfaced.

Completion date for Musina Ring Road set for March 2022

News: 25 November 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused economic challenges in numerous sectors across the world, with the countless job losses probably being the most worrying result thereof. Another serious problem that has ensued from it in South Africa, though, is delays in the completion of many key projects that are supposed to benefit the country. One such project is the Musina Ring Road, which is currently under construction to the west of Musina town.


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Tsiko 'Cruel Junior” Mulovhedzi back in ring

Sport: 27 November 2021

The former South African and International Boxing Organization (IBO) welterweight champion, Tsiko “Cruel Junior” Mulovhedzi, will be in action again on Sunday. The Sibasa-based boxer will come up against Bonke Duku of Orlando in an eight-round welterweight fight to be held at the Vodaworld ring in Midrand.



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Mainganye's art shown at Polokwane Literary Fair

Entertainment: 28 November 2021

Local artist and art facilitator Avhashoni Mainganye’s work is currently on exhibition at the Polokwane Art Museum as part of the recent Polokwane Literary Fair 2021, courtesy of the Polokwane Municipality and the Goethe Institute of South Africa.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho