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Tshimangadzo Makhokha (45) laid to rest

News: 29 July 2021

Well-known local politician and former chairperson of Ward 27 in the Thulamela Municipality Mr Tshimangadzo Makhokha (45) died at the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital on 18 July after a short illness. He was buried at Luvhalani on 23 July.

Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela


Musina courts closed for fear of structural collapse

News: 29 July 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The wheels of justice have all but ground to a halt in Musina after the Department of Labour issued a Prohibition Notice against the use of Musina Magistrate’s Court’s facilities on Tuesday, effectively closing the court indefinitely.

Body of man found floating in river

News: 29 July 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The body of a man, suspected to be in his thirties, was found floating in the Dzondo River at Khumbe on Sunday (25th).

Makhado councillor's race-baiting hearing postponed

News: 29 July 2021

The case where a member of the Makhado Municipality’s executive council is charged with stirring up racial tensions was postponed to August. The case, brought by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), served before the Equality Court in Louis Trichardt on Tuesday.

Upgrades at Marude Secondary have finally begun

News: 25 July 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The R41 million infrastructure development and renovation project of Marude Secondary School in Thohoyandou has finally begun and is scheduled to be complete by the end of March 2023.

It may be a man's job, but it puts food on her table

News: 24 July 2021 By Maanda Bele

When you are stripped of your only source of income, you have to come up with new plans and ideas in order to eat, and being particular or proud is not an option. Like many others whose lives had been shattered by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thilivhali Muledane too was forced out of business, and like many others, this lovely lady came up with an alternative way to defy poverty, by making mudbricks.

Makhado Council wants to grab the land of sport clubs

News: 24 July 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The Makhado Municipality notified 11 amateur sport clubs in Louis Trichardt last week that it intends to cancel their lease agreements and take over their facilities. Council does not appear to have any plans in place at this stage on how to manage the facilities, promote the sporting codes or even absorb the additional expenses, should it succeed in ousting the sport clubs.

Nzhelele entrepreneurs work in fear of Covid

News: 23 July 2021 By Maanda Bele

More than 400 days have passed since South Africa went into its first lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the situation is putting a big strain on economic activities in areas such as Siloam in the Nzhelele district.

Popular Annie from Ayob Motors dies

News: 23 July 2021 By Anton van Zyl

One of Louis Trichardt’s “friendliest faces”, Annie Muthan (born Moodley), died on Tuesday. Many residents will remember Annie as the always-helpful assistant at Ayob Motors, where she worked for the past 23 years.