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R1,500 bribe costs police detective his job

News in brief: 23 February 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

A police detective attached to the Thohoyandou Police Station not only lost his job but was also convicted of fraud for making a docket disappear for a measly R1,500.

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Jumping Kids changing lives one child at a time

News in brief: 22 February 2024 By Andries van Zyl

The Isability Sports Club from Louis Trichardt and their Jumping Kids project is gaining momentum, helping to change the lives of a few promising young students through a process of inclusive education.

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Masindi case likely to introduce new era of customary law

News: 24 February 2024 By: Anton van Zyl

The court battle currently playing out to determine who should be the king or queen of the VhaVenda may very well introduce a new era of customary law in South Africa. At the heart of the case are issues such as whether only male contenders are allowed to rule and whether known fraudsters should be contenders for the highest title. It also addresses the issue of whether the courts should assist in developing customary law in cases where the various kingdoms neglect to do so to bring it in line with the country’s constitution.

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Tata ma millions, tata ma chances of rural sport stars

News: 24 February 2024 By Anton van Zyl

In Louis Trichardt, two young cyclists are training to compete in what is arguably the world’s toughest mountain-bike stage race, the annual Cape Epic. They aim to make history as the first  team from Vhembe to compete alongside the world’s best mountain bike riders. Their biggest challenge, however, is to find sponsorship to cover their cost of travelling to Cape Town, something that would not have been necessary if the funds allocated for cycling development in Limpopo had not been stolen.

Teamwork leads to safe return of missing Dutch tourist

News: 23 February 2024 By Andries van Zyl

“It was a remarkable experience, I mean, other than it being terrifying to start with.” These were the words of Ms Gail Maytham of Zvakanaka Farm to describe the overwhelming community support they received in finding and safely returning a 71-year-old Dutch visitor home who went missing in the Soutpansberg Mountains last Thursday, 15 February.

Stop the chaos!

News: 23 February 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Infighting within the African National Congress (ANC) and the apparent failure of the Chief Whip and Speaker to bring about order have resulted in yet another meeting of the Makhado Municipal Council being called off. The meeting last Wednesday (14th) had to be postponed after being boycotted by a faction of ANC members.

Kinders se veiligheid bly prioriteit ná insident by Triegies

News: 22 February 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Die veiligheid van kinders by skole het verlede Donderdag, 15 Februarie, weer onder die loep gekom ná ‘n insident by Laerskool Louis Trichardt, waar ‘n verdagte persoon die terrein betree het maar te danke aan flinke optrede vinnig vasgetrek en verwyder kon word.

Tablers urge community to also support Adopt-a-Child project

News: 17 February 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Round Table Zoutpansberg 66 (RT 66) in Louis Trichardt started off their year on a positive note. Within days after their first formal club meeting, they managed to start giving back to the community.

 

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Patrick creates art from wooden stumps

Video: 10 December 2021

VIDEO: Patrick Manyike is a talented woodcarver from Mbhokota near Elim. We visited his studio to find out what motivates him and how he creates his stunning art pieces. Patrick learned how to do wood sculpting from internationally acclaimed local artist, Thomas Kubayi.

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