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Young volunteers start to fill potholes to make roads safer

News in brief: 20 September 2020 By Anton van Zyl

A group of young men from Madodonga have decided to not stand by idly and watch how the roads are killing people. The volunteers realised that something must be done, so they are now filling the potholes themselves, using elementary tools and whatever material they can find.

Ndivhuwo NL wins SATMA award

News in brief: 19 September 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

Ndivhuwo Luvhengo, better known as “Ndivhuwo NL”, won the trophy for best African Jazz song during the South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMA) awards. The award was handed over during a function held at the Thohoyandou Library auditorium on Friday.

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Mom rescues baby from burning building

News: 20 September 2020

A mother’s instinct to save her baby probably drove a young woman from Musina to rush into a burning building and rescue her eight-month-old child.

Written by: Bernard Chiguvare
 

Please rename stadium, it is not in honour of my son

News: 19 September 2020 By Bernard Chiguvare

“I will be a happier mother and I will have peace of mind for the rest of my life if the municipality removes the name of my son as the name of the stadium. There is actually nothing good about the stadium,” said Gladys Manyathela, mother of the late soccer star, Lesley Phuti Manyathela.

Circuit office in desperate need of an upgrade

News: 18 September 2020 By Bernard Chiguvare

The Limpopo Department of Education admitted its awareness of the dilapidated state of the Hlanganani South Circuit offices. This is after the Public Services Association (PSA) expressed its concern over the deteriorating infrastructure and the broken sewage pipes.

Another chapter finishes in Venda Pension Fund saga

News: 18 September 2020 By Anton van Zyl

In the latest chapter of the seemingly endless story of the Venda Pension Fund, the Gauteng Division of the High Court ruled in favour of the Public Protector. The court ruled on 31 August against the Minister of Finance’s efforts to have the Public Protector’s reports set aside.

Chaos in court during appearance of armed robbery suspects

News: 17 September 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

Slight chaos reigned in Court B in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Friday when five suspects appeared on charges of armed robbery. Fear existed about the possibility that the accused or their friends might try to overpower the police at the court, so that the accused could escape.

Grade 8 parents queue up for Mbilwi admittance

News: 12 September 2020 By Silas Nduvheni

The 2021 registrations for Grade 8 learners opened earlier this week, and at schools such as Mbilwi Secondary in Sibasa parents waited in long queues, hoping that their children would be admitted.

 

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Baroka FC extend coach Dylan Kerr’s contract

Sport: 19 September 2020

The contract of Baroka FC’s head coach, Mr Dylan Kerr, has been extended. The chairman of the club, Mr Khurishi Mphahlele, announced this week that they had opted to stick with the man who had saved the club from relegation.

Written by: Frank Mavhungu
 

 

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Robert invents his own unique sound

Entertainment: 30 August 2020

Can the different styles of Maskandi, Mbaqanga and Tshivenda traditional music mix? This question can best be answered by Robert Mudau, the prolific and creative musician from Mapate near Thohoyandou, who has invented his own unique style of music. Mudau’s traditional Tshivenda music is inspired by Maskandi, the type of music famously enjoyed in KwaZulu Natal.

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