• Echo Caves are rich in history, stalactite formations nature’s gems

    MOYAHABO MABEBA DID YOU know that the Echo Caves, which lie 26 kilometres from Ohrigstad, a small town tucked away on the Tzaneen/Lydenburg Road in the Sekhukhune district of Limpopo offer a great journey of discovery, not only of the beautiful dripstones inside, but also of the historical significance of this national monument? Tour guide Liza Maseko, undoubtedly knows the nuts and bolts of […]
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  • Our land is gone, it’s been eaten by the mine

    LUCAS LEDWABA EVERY morning Christina Matjiu wakes up to the sight of ever rising grey mine dumps that tower a few hundred metres above her home. “I just want to leave this place. I’m tired,” says the 64-year-old grandmother cuddling one of her grandchildren. She hates the sight of the manmade mountains, the grey rubble from the belly of the earth which now stands in […]
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  • Authorities confident of incident free season as Initiation schools begin

    MOYAHABO MABEBA THE INITIATION season looms large against the backdrop of the winter chill as boys ascend to the mountains in search of manhood. Come next month, boys as young as 12 will be trickling in large numbers to initiations schools. That, however, brings with it some serious challenges as some of the schools operate illegally, thus putting innocent young lives in jeopardy. The Limpopo […]
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  • Zuma, Mbete wait for verdict on secret ballot as ConCourt reserves judgment

    KARABO NGOEPE RESIDENT Jacob Zuma and Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete will be waiting anxiously to hear the judgment by the Constitutional Court regarding the use of a secret ballot in the National Assembly. Judgment was reserved on Monday following hours of submissions from the legal heads involved in the case. Opposition parties have joined forces and approached the highest court in the land to protect ANC members […]
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  • Kgothatso Selala crowned 2017 Miss Tubatse

    RUSSEL MOLELE KGOTHATSO Selala pipped dozens of hopefuls to win the prestigous Miss Tubatse in Burgersfort, Limpopo, at the weekend. Renalda Phala and Koketso Malapane were crowned as First and Second Princess respectively. The function, which showcased beauty and other hidden talents in the mining town, was hosted by the Greater Tubatse/Fetakgomo Municipality in the […]
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  • Mkhondo mayor survives assassination attempt

    MASOKA DUBE MKHONDO Local Municipality Mayor Vusi Motha has survived what appears to be an assassination attempt after an unknown number of people fired several shots at his car. According to sources close to him, Motha’s assassination attempt happened last weekend but was kept under wraps. A picture posted on a WhatsApp media group showed Motha’s car riddled […]
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  • Current ill-discipline and divisions in the ANC betray OR Tambo’s teachings, writes Carl Niehaus

    THIS year, 2017, is the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo, and on the Homepage of the Official ANC website under his photo appears the slogan: “LET US DEEPEN UNITY”. Yet, there is something very disconcerting and sad that in this year, dedicated to one of the greatest unifiers of the ANC, we have to experience such bitter divisions, public disunity and ill-discipline. One of the […]
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  • Strike Thokoane elected new Azapo leader

    ROBINSON NQOLA NEWLY elected president of the Azanian People’s Organisation (AZAPO) Strike Thokoane has vowed to return the organisation to the National Assembly. Thokoane, who was the organisation’s deputy president, was elected to his new position during the party’s 39th national congress held in  Soweto on Sunday. He succeeds outgoing president Professor Itumeleng Mosala, who’ll […]
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  • SASSA in Mpumalanga launches probe into social grants scam

    MASOKA DUBE THE South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Mpumalanga has launched a probe into a social grant scam after beneficiaries complained of fraudulent activities. The investigation came after a number of pensioners and disabled people approached SASSA’s offices in order to report that there were people who called and asked for their personal details. Nozizwe Mathenjwa from […]
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  • President Zuma has failed the nation: De Klerk

    RAMAUPI MAKGOO FORMER President FW De Klerk has joined a chorus of those that have voiced their dissatisfaction with the leadership of President Jacob Zuma. De Klerk, the last President of the Apartheid regime has joined forces with President Kgalema Motlanthe and Thabo Mbeki through their foundations to create a National Dialogue on the political […]
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