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Politici uit in getalle om te wys dienslewering vind plaas

News in brief: 30 November 2023 By Andries van Zyl

Met die verkiesing om die draai het plaaslike politici soos die nuutverkose burgemeester van Makhado, rdl. Dorcus Mboyi, Dinsdag groot gewag gemaak van die herstelwerk in Louis Trichardt se Proteastraat.

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Nog net een week kans om in te skryf

News in brief: 24 November 2023 By Andries van Zyl

Die streek se fotograwe het nog net een week kans om in te skryf vir die Zoutpansberger se kalender-fotokompetisie vir 2024.

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Vic Viljoen was ‘n mentor vir ander tot op die einde

News: 30 November 2023 By: Pétria de Vaal

Huldeblyke stroom in vir Victor Viljoen (alombekend as Vic of Viljoen) ná sy afsterwe op 22 November 2023. Hy is op 13 Oktober vanjaar in Die Wilgers Hospitaal opgeneem.  Volgens sy dogter, Anri Viljoen, het sy gesondheid sedert Desember 2022 begin agteruitgaan, nadat hy ‘n beroerte gehad het.

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Soutpansberg pioneer Dennis Ball passes away

News: 24 November 2023 By Pétria de Vaal

Dennis Charles Ball, one of the pioneers in our community, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday morning, 20 November, at the high-care facility of Our Home, Louis Trichardt, from natural causes associated with Alzheimer’s and ageing.

Roshini our Mrs SA star!

News: 24 November 2023 By Pétria de Vaal

Roshini Pakkiree has once again made Louis Trichardt and its people proud. She was chosen as one of the Top 10 in the Mrs South Africa Pageant on Friday, 17 November, at Emperor’s Palace, where the event took place. Earlier this year, the Zoutpansberger wrote about Roshini, who had entered this competition. “I was excited right from the start of this journey. History was made, and I was part of this!”

Hawker takes on Checkers in court to get her R4,000 back

News: 23 November 2023

Langanani Julian Mamburu, a hawker from Madombidzha near Louis Trichardt, is hoping that the Small Claims Court can come to her rescue. A few weeks ago, she lost the R4,000 she tried to send to her daughter, using the local Checkers store’s Money Market Facility. All her efforts to trace the money have been in vain, and her last hope is now pinned on the justice system.

New Vhembe mayor promises clean water and proper sanitation

News: 23 November 2023 By Silas Nduvheni

The newly elected executive mayor of the Vhembe District Municipality(VDM), Tsakani Freda Nkondo, pledged to provide clean, drinkable water and sanitation to the communities around the district. Nkondo was elected on Thursday, 16 November, during a special council meeting that was held a few days after the former executive mayor, Dowelani Nenguda, had stepped down from his position. He was elected as VDM’s Speaker.

Flurry of road works welcomed by town residents

News: 23 November 2023 By Andries van Zyl

With the election in 2024 approaching rapidly, a flurry of street-rehabilitation projects and repairs is once again taking place in Louis Trichardt.






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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