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No electricity for months after Eskom cuts illegal connection

News in brief: 25 October 2020 By Bernard Chiguvare

“As I walk home from the bus stop every day since March this year, I have to collect pieces of wood for making a fire, so that I can prepare meals for my family,” said a 32-year-old lady from Mvelaphanda village, which falls under the Thulamela Municipality.

Joy as refurbished Harper Road is officially re-opened

News in brief: 24 October 2020

Joseph Makamu is a taxi driver who transports learners from Nancefield location to Gateway Primary School in Musina. Over the years, he was worried about the poor condition of the Harper Road, which is the only and convenient way to the school. But to Makamu and thousands of other road users, their worries will now be a thing the past after De Beers Venetia Mine supplied R14,5 million to refurbish the road.

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Ablution blocks will help prevent pit-toilet deaths at Litshovhu

News: 25 October 2020

The AFM National Sisters’ Fellowship, in alliance with Ms Violet Liremi of the Amazing Grace Assembly in Madombidzha village, recently donated three ablution blocks to pupils and educators at Litshovhu Secondary School.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
 

Community divided over SEZ

News: 25 October 2020 By Pétria de Vaal

The proposed plan for the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) is continuing, with the next public-participation meeting being held at the Makhado Show Grounds in Louis Trichardt on 14 October.

Storm around Hawks spokesperson’s R3m Lotto grant

News: 24 October 2020 By Anton van Zyl

The national spokesperson for the Hawks, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, came under scrutiny the past week with calls that he be suspended and that an investigation be launched into a R3 million Lotto grant that his foundation has received.

Ramabulana warns communities not to vandalise road

News: 23 October 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana has issued a strong warning to communities in Ha-Musekwa and surrounding areas such as Maranikhwe, Maangani and Pfumembe in Nzhelele to refrain from vandalizing the newly opened Musekwa Rural Access Road.

The Musekwa Rural Access Road officially opened

News: 23 October 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi, urged communities in Ha-Musekwa and surrounding villages such as Pfumembe, Maangani and Maranikhwe in the Nzhelele area to take care of the Musekwa Rural Access Road (D3671), because the road belongs to them.

Lutendo makes money by washing shoes

News: 18 October 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

As a young man, Lutendo Titus Tshikovhi always wanted to start a business of his own, but he had no idea what kind of business he could venture into.

Mathoho keeps the history alive with his old mbila

News: 17 October 2020

When asked what their most treasured possessions are, many people would point to a vehicle, furniture or perhaps jewellery. For the 82-year-old Mr Kanakana Jutas Mathoho, the object that he values most is a 60-year-old mbila, also called a thumb piano.

Exhibition heralds new era of optimism for local artists

News: 17 October 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The opening of the art exhibition at the Thavhani Mall heralds an era of renewed hope for Vhembe artists as their work is being displayed for the purpose of having people buy it to enjoy the artistic value.

 

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TTM show that they can compete

Sport: 24 October 2020

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) may have been booted out of the MTN 8 Cup competition in the quarterfinal stage, but the team’s future looks bright. Vhadau Vha Damani, as they are also known, lost 2-3 to Supersport United at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday. Judging from the team’s performance against Supersport United, soccer fanatics are positive that TTM are not in the DStv Premiership Division just to add to the numbers.

Written by: Frank Mavhungu
 

 

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Dr Roxley Masevhe shines with books

Entertainment: 27 September 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and its negative consequences, this year is obviously the one for Dr Roxley Fhatuwani Masevhe to shine more as he extends his wings to touch the lives of fellow persons through his art.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho