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Icon in Indian business community passes away

News in brief: 22 October 2021

Louis Trichardt residents learnt with great sadness of the death of the well-known and much-loved Mr Mahendra Jeram, also fondly known as Ching or Elvis.

 

Better is still a far way from good

News: 22 October 2021 By Anton van Zyl

Earlier this month, the Makhado Municipality was awarded a certificate and a trophy by the SA Local Government Association (SALGA) for achieving an unqualified audit opinion during the 2019/20 financial year. The award came as a bit of a surprise to many residents who felt that all is not that well in the local municipality. The unqualified opinion is an improvement on previous years when Makhado varied between an adverse opinion and a qualified opinion. The latest report, however, also highlights many of the problems the municipality battles with.

Bekende arbeidman breek ses ribbes in ongeluk

News: 22 October 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Dr Len van der Walt, ‘n bekende in plaaslike arbeidsaangeleenthede, is gelukkig om te leef ná ‘n redelike ernstige motorongeluk in Kroghstraat, Louis Trichardt, verlede Woensdagmiddag.

Infections down, with 40%+ of population fully vaccinated

News: 21 October 2021 By Anton van Zyl

The number of active Covid-19 infections in the Vhembe District dropped to below 20 the past week for the first time since mid-May this year. The vaccination programme is also slowly but surely moving along, with just more than 40% of the province’s adult population being fully vaccinated.

Op 96 skryf Oom Ted nog ‘n boek

News: 17 October 2021 By Anton van Zyl

Oom Ted Uys het verlede week ‘n vinnige draai by die Zoutpansberger se kantore gemaak, net om te sê dat hy ‘n nuwe boek gepubliseer het. Hierdie is sy tweede boek in die bestek van drie jaar. So terloops het hy gemeld dat hy vroeër die week verjaar het - sy 96ste verjaardag.

 

Lots of hopefuls vie for voters' crosses on 1 November

News: 16 October 2021

The average age of candidates in the Vhembe District hoping to be elected during the coming municipal elections is surprisingly high, coming in at 43. Quite a few “70-plussers” are also on the list of hopefuls.

DOV gaan vir eers nie vervolg nie

News: 15 October 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Die Direkteur van Openbare Vervolging (DOV) het einde September besluit om voorlopig niemand te vervolg in verband met die dood van pa en seun André (52) en Danie (29) Duvenhage tydens ‘n skietery by die Viva-vulstasie op Bandelierkop op 28 Mei vanjaar nie. Hy het egter wel gelas dat ‘n geregtelike doodsondersoek geloods moet word na die omstandighede wat tot die twee mans se dood gelei het.

Skok oor skielike dood van sprankelende Johesta

News: 15 October 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Familie en vriende se harte en medelye gaan hierdie week uit na Fanie en Loureth Otto, oud-inwoners van Louis Trichardt, wie se dogter, die 27-jarige Johesta, Sondagaand in ‘n motorongeluk oorlede is.

Verdagte in Pauer-moord bly steeds in aanhouding

News: 14 October 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Die Zimbabwiese man wat aangekeer is vir die koelbloedige moord op die 80-jarige me. Marthie Pauer van Louis Trichardt het op Dinsdag, 12 Oktober, weer in die hof op Louis Trichardt verskyn ter afhandeling van sy borgaansoek. Die 27-jarige Trevor Gumbo se saak is egter uitgestel tot Maandag, 18 Oktober, vir ‘n beslissing ten opsigte van sy borgaansoek. Tot dan bly hy steeds in aanhouding.

Staat se saak teen sewe jongmense neem nuwe wending

News: 14 October 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Die Staat se saak teen ‘n groep van sewe van Louis Trichardt se jongmense wat vroeër vanjaar gearresteer is op ‘n reeks klagte wat gewissel het van die onwettige besit van ‘n vuurwapen, huisbraak, en veediefstal tot die besit van vermoedelik gesteelde goedere het die afgelope week ‘n nuwe wending geneem.

 

Bull Run is drie dae van vet pret!

Sport: 22 October 2021 By: Andries van Zyl

Die jaarlikse Weg Ry & Sleep Bull Run is vanaf 7 tot 9 Oktober vir die tiende agtereenvolgende keer by Vanwyksvlei in die Noordkaap aangebied, met ‘n paar jong plaaslike sakemanne wat vanjaar besluit het hulle wil gaan kyk wat daar aangaan. Ná die tyd is hulle dit eens dat hulle dit beslis volgende jaar weer gaan doen.

 
 
 

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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