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Who will get the votes?

News in brief: 25 May 2024 By Anton van Zyl

The number 46 is significant when discussing the candidates for the 2024 national elections. This is the average age of the candidates, not only those on the national list but also on the provincial and regional lists.

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Which way will the election cookie crumble on 29 May?

News in brief: 25 May 2024 By Anton van Zyl

The national elections on 29 May are an important event as they may introduce a whole new political landscape to the country. For the first time since 1994, the promise of diversity, with more choices for voters, is a reality.

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It looked impossible but Ndivhuho's mission is finally accomplished

News: 26 May 2024

Orphaned girl Ms Ndivhuho Mulovhedzi has become a classic example that, with dedication, one can achieve one's dreams. On Tuesday, 14 May, she graduated with a BCom accounting degree from the University of Venda.

Naledzani's difficult journey from security guard to honours degree

News: 25 May 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Pfarelo Naledzani, a 36-year-old security guard from Tshithuthuni in Thengwe village, has just graduated with an honours degree in town planning from the University of Venda (Univen), proving that success follows dedication and hard work.

Even if it takes you a decade, never stop chasing your dream

News: 25 May 2024

If you think giving up is an option, think twice and remind yourself of the inspiring story of Pfariso Julio Nephalama (31) of Vondwe village, north of Thohoyandou. Despite difficulties and repeated failures, Nephalama is a true example of what real perseverance is all about as he took 10 consecutive years to complete his four-year degree.

You got to put some faith in Faith on election day

News: 25 May 2024

Voting day is drawing ever closer, bringing both uncertainty and excitement, especially for those who have never cast their votes before. This year’s election is unique in that, for the first time since 1994, South African citizens can vote for independent candidates within their districts and provinces.

Family want answers after man's mysterious death

News: 24 May 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The family of a man whose lifeless body was found on a street next to his home say they have more questions than answers and are baffled by his mysterious death. The man, Mr. Calvin Ravele (47) of Mapa outside Thohoyandou, was found by a passerby, who notified members of the community, next to Ravele’s gate.

'Killer'-brother has mental problems

News: 24 May 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The man accused of chopping off his brother's head with a spade and stabbing his sister and her 10-year-old daughter at Tshidimbini outside Thohoyandou is a mental-health patient. Avhashoni Matshili (38) appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, 15 May, where he was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Rabali derby ends in bloodbath

News: 24 May 2024 By Maanda Bele

The much-awaited derby between long-standing rivals Matanda Rockers FC and Rabali Pull Together FC turned into a tragedy, leaving one man dead and his brother hospitalised.

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The 'Rose of Limpopo' is taking his boxing gloves to Zimbabwe

Sport: 25 May 2024

Up-and-coming South African flyweight boxing sensation Nyelisani “The Rose of Limpopo” Thagamega has announced his decision to relocate his base from the Vhembe District to Zimbabwe as early as July this year.

 

Wavhudi's star gymnasts to compete at the national champs

Sport: 25 May 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The team from the Wavhudi Gymnastics Club in Vhembe returned from the Limpopo Gymnastics Championship held in Lephalale on Saturday triumphantly, finishing the tournament on top. They will represent Limpopo in the national tournament on 14 and 15 June in Pretoria.

Mpheni Defenders the champions

Sport: 24 May 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Mpheni Defenders were crowned champions of the Safa Limpopo ABC Motsepe league after beating Tzaneen United 1-0 in the Champion of Champions match played at Oscar Mpetha Stadium at the University of Limpopo on Saturday.

Will Lacoste Morning Stars pay for Rodadau’s defeat?

Sport: 24 May 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The teams affiliated with the Limpopo Stream of the Sasol Women’s League face another busy weekend. Six matches will be played at different venues throughout the province on Saturday afternoon, while two are scheduled for Sunday.

Bethuel Muzeu shares the Golden Boot award

Sport: 24 May 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Although Black Leopards failed to secure a place in the promotional playoffs this season, they have something to be proud of. The team’s sharpshooter, Bethuel Muzeu, is not only the team’s top goal scorer but will also receive the Motsepe Foundation Championship League’s Golden Boot award.

Lots of excitement in final clashes of NCNV cup

Sport: 23 May 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The quarter-final, semi-final, and final matches for the NCNV Holdings and Imvelo Security Soccer Tournament will be played at the Makonde Stadium this weekend. The opening matches were played at the same venue over the past weekend.

'It was the worst of times for VFC'

Sport: 23 May 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The past season was one of the worst ever for the Venda Football Club (VFC). VFC finished their league programme in 12th position on the log standings with 35 points, four points above the second-last side, NB La Masia FC.

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First published work for Emmanuel Sadiki

Entertainment: 26 May 2024

A new author, Mr Emmanuel Sadiki, has finally published his first book, titled “Ofhani”. The book, a Tshivenda novel, is a solo effort by the author, who was born in Matsa village in Nzhelele but now resides in Tswinga outside Thohoyandou. Ronewa Vhutali Publishers published the work, which was formally launched in May and was edited by Mr Rudo Ndlovu of the Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB).