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Who will get the votes?

News in brief: 25 May 2024 By Anton van Zyl

The number 46 is significant when discussing the candidates for the 2024 national elections. This is the average age of the candidates, not only those on the national list but also on the provincial and regional lists.

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Which way will the election cookie crumble on 29 May?

News in brief: 25 May 2024 By Anton van Zyl

The national elections on 29 May are an important event as they may introduce a whole new political landscape to the country. For the first time since 1994, the promise of diversity, with more choices for voters, is a reality.

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Op 100 is tannie Hettie nog gretig om haar kruisie te trek

News: 25 May 2024 By: Andries van Zyl

Met baie mense wat wegbly van die stembus omdat hulle glo hulle stem gaan nie ‘n verskil maak nie, is min dinge in die lewe belangriker vir tannie Hettie Naudé van Ons Tuiste Ouetehuis in Louis Trichardt. Sy het op 7 Maart vanjaar haar 100ste verjaarsdag gevier en is sekerlik een van die streek se oudste stemgeregtigdes wat aan vanjaar se verkiesing sal deelneem.

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Brothel blues for residents

News: 24 May 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Residents of Louis Trichardt living in close proximity to the burned-down house on the corner of Grobler and Joubert Street are at their wits' end with the nefarious activities taking place on the premises at all hours of the day and night. The house is not only being used as a brothel but also apparently doubles as a drug house.

Liefdevolle Carol Groenewald oorlede

News: 23 May 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Familie en vriende het met groot hartseer afskeid geneem van Carol Ann Groenewald (Carol) van Louis Trichardt wat op 9 Mei in die ouderdom van 72 jaar oorlede is.

Threats to have MMs arrested if sewage problems don't get fixed

News: 17 May 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Not only the public but also the national government is clearly becoming fed up with municipalities’ inability to address continuous sewage spillages. Opposition parties have joined the chorus of disdain, and most recently, the Democratic Alliance in Limpopo laid criminal charges against the municipal managers of the Musina Local Municipality and Vhembe District Municipality.

Boere juig ná arrestasies, maar …

News: 17 May 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Nog vier verdagtes is deur ‘n spesiale taakspan van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens aangekeer in verband met die vlaag wild- en veediefstalle op plase in die Alldays-omgewing. Die arrestasies volg ná maande van boere se ongelukkigheid oor veral die Alldays SAPD se onvermoë om hulle werk te doen en verdagtes te arresteer.

Residents fear the worst as power outages escalate

News: 16 May 2024 By Andries van Zyl

Residents and business owners in downtown Louis Trichardt along Rissik Street had to endure at least 19 power outages on Monday and Tuesday, with little or no explanation from the Makhado Municipality regarding the root cause of the problem and what was being done to address it. The problem caused damage to computers and servers as well as to back-up batteries and inverters.

 

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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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