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Univen PhD graduate in US on post-doctoral fellowship

News: 25 September 2021

University of Venda PhD graduate Dr Graham Chakafana recently secured a post-doctoral fellowship position at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the United States of America.

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho


Municipality takes hard line against illegal occupiers

News: 24 September 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

On Monday, teams from the Makhado Municipality moved in and destroyed an estimated 100 shacks that were built on land earmarked for development next to the Tshikota township. Dozens of shack builders were left stranded after their makeshift homes were demolished.

Police launch manhunt after brutal murder of 80-year-old

News: 24 September 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The South African Police Service has launched a manhunt for the suspect(s) who brutally murdered well-known Louis Trichardt resident Ms Martie Pauer. The 80-year-old Pauer was found in a pool of blood at her home in Louis Trichardt on Thursday (yesterday) at about 19:00.

SIU questions ANC councillor over dodgy R10-m Lottery grant

News: 24 September 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has interviewed ANC ward councillor Solly Mudau as part of an investigation into a multi-million-rand lottery grant to a Vhembe-based drop-in centre for destitute children.

Man found dead outside primary school classroom

News: 23 September 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Activities at the Tshifulanani Primary School in Lwamondo-Mathule village, just outside Thohoyandou, were disrupted on Tuesday, 21 September, when the body of a young man was found hanging outside one of the classrooms.

No bail for dad accused of killing daughter (3)

News: 23 September 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Judgement on the bail application of the father who had allegedly killed his three-year-old daughter with a hammer earlier this month was reserved by the Mutale Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 21 September, after both the State and the legal representatives of the accused closed their arguments regarding his application.

Man strangles daughter before hanging himself

News: 23 September 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Community members from Ravele and the surrounding villages are still shocked about an incident where a father had allegedly strangled his three-year-old daughter to death and then killed himself at his home on Sunday night.

'If you can dream it, I can sew it'

News: 19 September 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Among the greatest concerns faced by South-Africans today is the scarcity of jobs that continues to be a major challenge for many people. That is why, when someone – especially someone from a rural area – manages to create a job for him- or herself that may even benefit another struggling person, a sense of hope rises.

Missing woman's remains get a proper burial

News: 18 September 2021 By Godfrey Mandiwana

The skeleton of a 39-year-old woman, Tirhani Mavis Mathebula of Xigalo village who was secretly buried behind her lover’s house, received a proper burial on Tuesday.

You promised us RDP houses, not an auction, say shack protesters

News: 17 September 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

In spite of legal threats by the Makhado Municipality this week, a number of people are still occupying shacks that they have erected on a piece of land about to be auctioned off. The shack builders protest against the auctioning process, saying that they have been promised that RDP houses will be built on the land.