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Vuwani meditators seek lasting solution to crisis

Wednesday 25 May 2016 05:39

Convenor of a mediation panel tasked with resolving the demarcation challenges in Vuwani and surrounding villages, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa says they will be engaging all stakeholders.

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Twenty-five schools were torched and other furniture damaged when Vuwani residents went on a rampage in protest of their demarcation to a new municipality.
Calls for harsh action against those damaging public property

Tuesday 24 May 2016 18:47

The Director General of the Basic Education Department, Mathanzima Mweli, has appealed to lawmakers to introduce a legislation that will ensure severe punishment to those who damage public property.

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The man is expected to appear in court on charges of smuggling and dealing in drugs.
Man in court after R93 million drug bust in Limpopo

Tuesday 24 May 2016 10:27

A man travelling with a Tanzanian passport is expected to appear in the Lephalale Magistrate's Court on Tuesday after police discovered drugs worth R93 million and cash.

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Violent protest action in Vuwani has left over 20 schools gutted and vandalised.
Schooling in Vuwani remains erratic

Monday 23 May 2016 17:10

Schooling activities in Vuwani remain erratic at different schools in the area where a large percentage of learners, whose schools were burnt down, have not returned to school.

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Schooling resumes in Vuwani

Monday 23 May 2016 08:59

Schooling has resumed at most schools in Vuwani on Monday morning.

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Limpopo Baroka FC secures PSL status

Monday 23 May 2016 06:37

The coach of Premier Soccer League (PSL) rookies Baroka FC, Kgoloko Thobejane, says he is grateful that they have achieved their goal of gaining promotion to the top flight league.

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Slow start to learning in Vuwani

Saturday 21 May 2016 21:58

As the inter-ministerial task team on Vuwani works with communities to have learners return to class, signs of progress will only be evident next week.

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Zuma hands over R84 million to land claimants at Kruger National Park

Saturday 21 May 2016 19:24

Six communities from Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces are celebrating, following compensation for their land claim at the Kruger National Park.

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Communities to benefit from KNP land claims

Saturday 21 May 2016 12:01

Hundreds of people from six communities at the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and Limpopo are set to benefit from an amount of R84 million in compensation of their land.

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Some sentences will run concurrently, bringing the number of years in jail to 125.
Limpopo serial killer and rapist sentenced to 255 years

Friday 20 May 2016 20:52

The serial killer and rapist of Thohoyandou has been sentenced to jail for 255 years.

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The suspects allegedly participated in the burning of schools.
Vuwani residents charged with public violence to appear in court

Friday 20 May 2016 09:23

Eleven Vuwani residents arrested for alleged public violence will on Friday appear in the Malamulele magistrate's court in Limpopo.

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Tension is still being experienced in some parts of Vuwani.
Vuwani nursing staff commended for working during protests

Friday 20 May 2016 07:39

Nursing staff at clinics and health centres in Vuwani, Limpopo have been commended for working amid community protests.   

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More than 20 schools were burnt down in Vuwani during a recent demarcation dispute.
Vuwani parents urged not to use children as bargaining tools

Thursday 19 May 2016 19:03

The inter-ministerial team deployed to Vuwani is appealing to parents to not use their children as bargaining tools in the conflict taking place in the area.

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The three are expected to report to the nearest police station every Thursday and cannot make contact with witnesses and the victim.
Suspects in Polokwane woman's kidnapping granted bail

Thursday 19 May 2016 15:37

Three suspects in the kidnapping of a Polokwane woman have been granted bail of R10 000 each by the city's Magistrate's Court.

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Ntsieni will be sentenced on Friday and is facing a harsh sentence.
Serial killer student guilty of 11 charges

Wednesday 18 May 2016 19:45

A former University of Venda student responsible for a number of rapes and murders in Thohoyandou between March and July 2014, faces a harsh sentence.

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24 schools were torched during protests against a decision to make Vuwani part of a new municipality in the Vhembe district
R1.4 million secured to repair damage to education in Vuwani

Wednesday 18 May 2016 18:02

A total R1.4 million has been secured to put education back on track in Vuwani. The National Education Collaboration Trust has collaborated with other groups to help learners go back to class.

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The court says the state must be given enough time to do its investigations hence the second postponement.
Bail application postponed for 11 Vuwani residents

Wednesday 18 May 2016 17:25

The bail application of 11 suspects arrested for the alleged public violence in the Vuwani area, Limpopo, has been postponed yet again by the Malamulele Magistrate's Court.

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Learners continue to loose valuable learning time following the burning of schools.
Mahlobo warns against intimidation in Vuwani

Wednesday 18 May 2016 10:30

State Security Minister David Mahlobo has issued a stern warning against residents who are intimidating teachers in a bid to stop them from reporting for duty in Vuwani.

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The man allegedly raped and murdered two students, a cleaner and two young girls.
Former University of Venda student awaits sentencing

Wednesday 18 May 2016 06:07

Judgment is expected to be handed down on Wednesday in the rape and murder case of former University of Venda student Godfrey Ntsieni.

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Learning slowly resuming at Vuwani schools

Tuesday 17 May 2016 14:58

Learning and teaching is slowly resuming at some schools in Vuwani and surrounding villages as the Department of Basic Education has started distributing mobile classrooms to affected schools.

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