Mathilda now finds her fulfilment in making wood furniture

News: 03 December 2023

Mathilda Avhashoni Mamatseane once had a comfortable job at one of South Africa’s top banks. Then Covid-19 hit the world, and many jobs were shed. She, too, became one of the casualties. Faced with an uncertain future characterised by abject poverty and boredom, the 34-year-old resident from Gondeni la Mabilu, outside Thohoyandou, who suffers from a lame leg, could not bear it. To counter this, she took up woodcraft as a hobby, and today, she owns her own woodcraft company called Mathilda Mamatseane Creations.


Mulamuleli makes it to the final of Miss Congeniality 2023

News: 03 December 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Mulamuleli Nemanganya, a visually impaired woman from Tshikota, has made the final in the Miss Congeniality 2023 pageant. The 22-year-old comes from a poor background and lives with her family of four, who all depend on her disability grant. Despite her circumstances and being blind, she has many plans for the future and hopes to represent her province in the Miss SA competition one day.

Ghandlanani residents fed-up with lack of water

News: 02 December 2023 By Thembi Siaga

Frustration over the lack of clean drinking water for nearly a month reached boiling point for the residents of Mavambe, Ghandlanani, in Malamulele on Monday, 20 November, when they took matters into their own hands by shutting down the Malamulele Water Treatment Scheme.

Chief Mpofu turns to the court to get control of his land

News: 02 December 2023 By Anton van Zyl

A rather desperate and lonely fight is playing out in the Thohoyandou High Court, involving a traditional leader who has effectively been stripped of his powers, with no say as to what is happening on his land. 

Random shooter kills Dopeni man

News: 01 December 2023 By Maanda Bele

The Chauke family from Dopeni village, Nzhelele, is grappling with unanswered questions after one of their sons was killed on Friday, 17 November, when a man randomly showed up at their home and started shooting at them.

Mauled body of newborn baby found at Lemana dam

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The community of Magangeni village outside Louis Trichardt is still trying to process a recent event where a dog was found devouring body parts of a newborn baby. According to reports received, a local resident was walking on the gravel road along the Lemana Dam when he saw a dog eating what looked like meat. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that the dog was, in fact, eating parts of a dead infant. The gruesome discovery was made on Thursday morning, 23 November.

Mob justice claims two more lives in Nzhelele

News: 01 December 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

In another incident of mob justice, this time in the Nzhelele area, two suspected criminals, accused of terrorising the communities of Biaba, Tshituni, Mawoni, and surrounding areas, died at the hands of members of the Tshituni Tsha Ntha community.

Deadly catfight at Makhushu bar

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In one of the most unusual cases to happen in the Mphephu policing area, a 40-year-old woman was arrested on charges of murder and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) after she had allegedly attacked her two cousins.


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No bail for cop accused of killing his landlord

News: 01 December 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Angry Makwarela residents protested outside the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 29 November, during the appearance of the police officer who had allegedly shot his landlord at his rental place in the Makwarela Township on the evening of Monday, 20 November.

The story of the hawker who took on Checkers, has a happy ending

News: 01 December 2023 By Bernard Chiguvare

On the odd occasion, stories do have a happy ending. This is the case with a Madombidzha-based hawker, Ms Langanani Julian Mamburu, who lost R4,000 when she tried to send money to her daughter by using Checkers’ money- transfer services.

Thohoyandou remains a headache for police as crime hotspot

News: 30 November 2023 By Silas Nduvheni

The provincial commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe, joined by the MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Ms Florence Radzilani, released the second quarter of the Financial 2023–2024 Crime Statistics during a media briefing held at the provincial head office in Polokwane on Tuesday, 21 November.

Learners traumatised as driver is shot dead at Mukula

News: 30 November 2023 By Victor Mukwevho

Frightened pupils had to jump out of a moving Sprinter minibus taxi after the driver was shot and killed at the Brown Makhado Bus Rank in Mukula village on Wednesday morning, 22 November.

Stray elephants come round again to destroy orchards

News: 26 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Well-known crop and fruit farmer from Musanda Mr. Joseph Munzhelele received an unpleasant surprise in September this year when stray elephants destroyed his tomato and mango crops. Just when he thought things had returned to normal, the elephants returned last Thursday (16th) and trashed his orchards again.

No sugar daddy for this young beauty queen

News: 25 November 2023 By Victor Mukwevho

One of the Miss Teen South Africa beauty pageant contestants, Tshepiso Mphidi, says young girls should refrain from dating “sugar daddies” because of peer pressure and focus on their education to be successful in life. Mphidi, who is from Haradali village, is going to compete in the national teenage beauty pageant to be held at the State Theatre in Pretoria on 16 December.