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Promising future for young double amputee

News: 07 March 2021

Two-and-a-half years ago, a young double amputee, who was then a scholar at a special school in Thohoyandou, became the recipient of a prosthetic limb, courtesy of IsAbility, the Jumping Kids project and Harcourts. This year, the young amputee, Vhutuhawe Nemutandani, has been enrolled in one of the top schools in Limpopo, the Emmanuel Christian School outside Louis Trichardt.

Written by: Andries van Zyl

“Orphan” wants to give back to the community

News: 07 March 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

The notion that ‘home is best’ is a no-no for Nyasha*, a Zimbabwean woman who was trafficked to South Africa in 2009, at the age of 10. She only realised that she was in South Africa when she was seized by the police at Beitbridge Border Post (on the South African side).

Tshifhiwa dreams of also wearing the Miss SA crown

News: 06 March 2021 By Maanda Bele

The current Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida, seems to have paved the way for many other rural girls, especially from Musida’s hometown in Venda, who now aspire to wear the Miss SA crown.

Solar becoming more affordable as electricity tariffs rise

News: 06 March 2021 By Andries van Zyl

With Eskom announcing a 15.6% increase in electricity tariffs as from 1 April, more and more people are starting to look at affordable electricity alternatives, such as solar power. But is solar power really a cost-effective alternative at this stage? The Zoutpansberger tried to find out.

ConCourt directive a warning signal for Toni?

News: 05 March 2021 By Anton van Zyl

Some movement seems to be taking place in the drawn-out battle for the Vhavenda kingship. The Constitutional Court notified the warring parties this week to make submissions before April 2 this year, responding to three issues. The issues highlighted by the Constitutional Court may, however, indicate that the judges are considering stripping Khosikhulu Toni Mphephu Ramabulana of his temporary title while the case is pending in the Limpopo division of the High Court.

“There's a crocodile lurking in the bush”

News: 05 March 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

Villagers at Duthuni, Tshisaulu and Phiphidi were terrorized by a crocodile over the past few days. The croc was found hiding in a nearby bush at Duthuni village on Friday morning.

Angry protestors shut down Makhado civic centre

News: 04 March 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The Makhado municipality’s doors were forced shut on Monday, 1 March by unhappy residents from Vleifontein, who claim that they are getting no service delivery from the municipality.

Local journalists show their mettle at FCJ awards

News: 04 March 2021

The Vhembe region’s two independent newspapers, the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror, excelled once again at the annual Forum for Community Journalists (FCJ) awards, scooping up some of the top positions in various categories.

Young poultry farmer tries to make a difference

News: 28 February 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

A 25-year-old Musina resident, Thabang Makavhe, literally lives the meaning of his name - “maintaining a happier lifestyle” – in spite of hard times.