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Public help needed again for primate conservation

News in brief: 16 April 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Roads and power lines are a threat to biodiversity globally as they can increase the extinction probability of local animal populations. It is suggested that since the 1960s vehicles possibly overtook hunting as the leading direct human cause of terrestrial vertebrate mortality.

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Modillane's beautiful art scooped up by top collectors

News: 18 April 2021

Thabo Modillane is an accomplished local artist, whose beautiful creations find their way to the walls of more and more great offices in cities, homes, and schools across the country.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
 

Valdezia clinic in a “sorry state without proper supplies”

News: 18 April 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

After numerous complaints were received about poor conditions at the Valdezia clinic, Limpopo Mirror recently set out to investigate. Upon arrival, the clinic was found in a worrying state of neglect and a serious shortage of staff. One registered nurse with one assistant nurse was serving an entire village. The clinic also does not operate at night.

“We don't want foreigners here,” say Mulodi villagers

News: 16 April 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

A Zimbabwean family had to vacate their house at Mulodi village near Thengwe after angry community members had set it on fire. The villagers turned on foreigners, following the death of a young man earlier this month.

Bullied to death?

News: 16 April 2021 By Maanda Bele

A 15-year-old girl from Mbilwi Secondary School was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the bullying incident that played out at the school on Monday. A young learner from the same school, who was the victim of the assault, allegedly committed suicide on Monday afternoon.

Fake report of “erupting volcano” at Matangari causes panic

News: 15 April 2021 By Maanda Bele

Fake reports of a volcano erupting at Matangari village, not far from Thohoyandou, caused panic last Thursday. A video showing the mountain spewing out lava spread like wildfire on social media and caused people from across the country to enquire whether friends and relatives in the area were safe.

Fate of abducted businessman remains uncertain

News: 15 April 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The fate of well-known Louis Trichardt businessman Mr Shyam Premjee remains uncertain almost a week after he was violently abducted in a quiet residential area of Louis Trichardt on his way to work.

Nemafhohoni responds to his dreams and keeps culture alive

News: 11 April 2021

“My father, Jack Nemafhohoni, died in 1969, but in 2014 he appeared in my dreams, instructing me to establish a traditional garden where I should plant indigenous plants to produce traditional, home-made utensils. I took it very seriously because in our culture, you have to respect what the dead communicate to you in a dream.”

 

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Now or never for Black Leopards

Sport: 17 April 2021

Black Leopards must win at least six of their eight remaining matches to be on the safe side in terms of relegation. The first match in which they must collect the maximum points will be against Stellenbosch FC at the Thohoyandou Stadium next Wednesday (21st).

Written by: Frank Mavhungu
 

 

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A miracle happens when Denzhe starts singing

Entertainment: 28 March 2021

“This is really surprising! God has his own way of doing things and ours is to give thanks and praise,” said a proud father, Maanda Ndou of Tshikuwi village in the Nzhelele area. Maanda is the father of Denzhe Ndou (21), a gifted, intelligent girl who suffers from autism (a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact). But, amazingly, the “bright angel” sings fluently, and she has just recorded a single titled Fulufhelo, which is due for release at the end of this month (March).

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