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Lindelani wins coveted PanSALB language prize

News: 25 June 2022

Former Vhembe FM presenter and Tshivenda language practitioner Ms Lindelani Vinoliah Tshifhango won a language and literature award at the prestigious PanSALB Multilingualism Awards last Wednesday.

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When life gives you lemons ... try sell sweet potatoes

News: 24 June 2022

When she started selling sweet potatoes and peanuts next to the busy Makonde road in 2002, Shumani Juliet Makungo’s eldest son was only three months old. Twenty years down the line, Shumani is still going strong, doing what she loves most, and making arrangements to enrol her son at an institution of higher learning next year. His tuition fees will be paid from the proceeds she earns from her small business.

Chipfuyo turns people's trash into honest living

News: 24 June 2022 By Bernard Chiguvare

It's midday on Friday, 4 June. Tawanda Chipfuyo sits on two bricks while crushing empty soda cans for recycling before he trolleys the recyclables to a scrapyard some kilometres from Louis Trichardt’s central business district (CBD).

Dams are full, so why is the VDM not delivering water?

News: 24 June 2022 By Silas Nduvheni

A senior traditional leader, Thovhele Vho-Nthumeni Masia, warned the Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) that, as custodians of the communities, they were tired of hearing stories about water shortages around the district. He made an appeal to the municipality to work with traditional leaders to resolve water-related issues.

Tshiozwi killers on the loose

News: 24 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The search continues for the two gunmen who shot and killed a tavern assistant in cold blood in the early hours of Saturday, 18 June, at Tshiozwi village.

Entrances to Valdezia barricaded in protest of service delivery

News: 23 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Valdezia residents barricaded roads leading from Elim to Vuwani early on Monday morning (20 June) in protest against poor service delivery. The protesters demanded regular clean water and an end to power outages at their village. They also took issue with the poor condition of roads and infrastructure.

 

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Victims encouraged to speak at launch of GBV campaign

News in brief: 24 June 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The Vhembe District Municipality (VDM) launched the gender-based violence (GBV) campaign last Saturday (18 June). The project, which is the brainchild of DC Academy founder Ms Azwidalingani Matodzi, is aimed at assisting victims of abuse and will be rolled out over the whole of Limpopo and the Northwest.

Shayandima residents join in the 'no fuel price hike' chorus

News in brief: 24 June 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The recent fuel hike that saw a litre of petrol rise to an all-time high of more than R24, and another increase expected around July 2022, has evoked a general feeling of panic among South Africans. The continuing fuel increases up until now have already severely wounded the economy as food prices and transportation fees escalate with them, and more and more South Africans struggle to keep afloat.

 

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Musina launches new sports development programme

Sport: 25 June 2022

The launch of the Musina Sports Development Programme is regarded as a giant step towards empowering struggling sport teams. The opening ceremony was held at Musina’s municipal offices on Wednesday, 15 June, where Musina Mayor Nkhanedzeni Godfrey Mawela and Hope Diamond Transport did the honours.

 

Magesi join Limpopo teams in GladAfrica league

Sport: 24 June 2022 By Frank Mavhungu

Magesi FC will be campaigning in the GladAfrica Championship League when activities for the new season start in about two months’ time. This follows the team’s superb performance in the national playoffs at the Olën Park Stadium in Potchefstroom last week.

More than R200 000 for Mashamba's young sport stars

Sport: 24 June 2022 By Kaizer Nengovhela

More than R200 000 in prize money was distributed to the various netball, ladies soccer and U/17 soccer teams that participated in the Thovhele Vho-NTL Mashamba youth tournament that ended on Sunday at the Mashamba Grounds.

Tough weekend waits in Sasol league

Sport: 23 June 2022 By Frank Mavhungu

After playing to a 1-1 draw with Sisters FC in their Sasol Women’s League match at the Muziafera Grounds outside Vuwani last Saturday, Rodadau FC will play another league match in front of their home crowd this weekend. They will host Real Mighty Ladies at the same venue on Saturday afternoon.

United Artists are the Safa Vhembe regional champions

Sport: 17 June 2022 By Frank Mavhungu

United Artists are gearing up for the provincial promotional playoffs for the SAB League after they were crowned the champions of the Safa Vhembe Regional Association at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Sunday.

 

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Ntanga's soothing voice can now warm listeners in their homes

Entertainment: 25 June 2022

People in Matangari and the surrounding villages know Ntanganedzeni Munyai Ramukakate as a great woman with a beautiful voice. When this leady, also known as Ntanga, performs at community gatherings, a strong presence of the Lord can be felt. This is because, when Ntanga sings, she praises the Lord above all else, and by doing so, she warms the hearts of her audience.