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Nature conservation and heritage are his passions

News in brief: 24 September 2021

“Heritage remains the single most important factor that keeps nations together,” says the park manager of Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, Mr Jacobus Conrad Strauss. “If we can recognise the horrible past, it will give birth to the development of our society towards one nation that will be stronger together. It is our history that defines our actions today and will influence our tomorrows.”

Two alleged child rapists among those arrested

News in brief: 23 September 2021

The Limpopo police have made several arrest in their continuous crime-busting operations for the week ending on Sunday, 19 September. Among those arrested were two alleged child rapists.


Police launch manhunt after brutal murder of 80-year-old

News: 24 September 2021 By Andries van Zyl

The South African Police Service has launched a manhunt for the suspect(s) who brutally murdered well-known Louis Trichardt resident Ms Martie Pauer. The 80-year-old Pauer was found in a pool of blood at her home in Louis Trichardt on Thursday (yesterday) at about 19:00.

Poster war starts

News: 24 September 2021 By Andries van Zyl

With the 2021 municipal elections around the corner on 1 November, the war of words between politicians vying for the support of voters has erupted once again. So too did the poster war, with political parties jostling for the best spots to catch voters’ eyes.

Ninth soldier arrested in cross-border smuggling case

News: 23 September 2021

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) arrested another member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Monday for his alleged involvement in the cross-border vehicle-smuggling syndicate. This brings the total number of SANDF members arrested to nine.

'Revised plan' for SEZ

News: 18 September 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Interested and affected parties (IAP) have been granted an additional round of public-participation meetings to voice their objection or support for the government’s highly contentious Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) just north of the Soutpansberg.

You promised us RDP houses, not an auction, say shack protesters

News: 17 September 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

In spite of legal threats by the Makhado Municipality this week, a number of people are still occupying shacks that they have erected on a piece of land about to be auctioned off. The shack builders protest against the auctioning process, saying that they have been promised that RDP houses will be built on the land.


'Dit wat sy gedoen het, het sy goed gedoen'

News: 17 September 2021 By Pétria de Vaal

‘n Hartseer familie neem afskeid van Eunice Langbehn (née Viljoen) van Louis Trichardt. Eunice is op 31 Julie 1953 in Duiwelskloof gebore en op 10 September 2021 oorlede.

Levubu-boere en munisipaliteit haaks oor kragonderbrekings

News: 17 September 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Levubu se boerderygemeenskap is nou al vir ‘n geruime tyd besig om koppe te stamp met die Makhado Munisipaliteit oor dié se skynbare traagheid om probleme met kroniese kragonderbrekings op te los.


Local artists battle against the economic impact of Covid-19

Video: 12 August 2021

We interviewed two Elim-based artists, Kulani Mabobo and Nebo SixFour, asking them how they cope with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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