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Farmworker shot and killed himself

Farmworker was shivering allegedly after he shot himself while tracking down stray buffalo. He was rushed to a hospital in Polokwane, Limpopo where he later died apparently due to the effect of the animal darting substance. The gun owner will be charged with culpable homicide. The freak incident happened in Lephalale, Limpopo on Friday. Lephalale police have also opened in inquest docket.

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Firearms and ammunitions stolen at a Limpopo farm

Police have launched a manhunt for three suspects wanted in connection with house robbery allegedly after stealing 12 hunting rifles, two hand guns and ammunition at a farm house in Villa Nora outside Lephalale. Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident happened between Sunday and early hours of Monday morning. “It is believed the three suspects gained entry into …

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Lephalale Day Care Centres gets food parcels  

Christmas came early for a throng of the little ones in Lephalale villages, thanks to the Local Mayor Jack Moloko Maeko in partnership with Vodacom, one of SA leading Cellular’s service provider. The much needed food parcels were distributed at Day Care Centres in Ga- Seleka, Moong, Kgobagodimo, Shongoane and Dubbs villages. Lephalale Municipality spokesperson Conscious Chiloane said the initiative …

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SAHRC to probe the deaths of 68 pregnant women who died during labour

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to probe the deaths of 68 pregnant women in Limpopo who died while giving birth in various hospitals during the first financial quarter of the year. Shadow Minister of Public Service and Administration also Chairperson of Democratic Alliance Women Network (DAWN) in Limpopo, Desiree Van Der Walt said in a statement …

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Exxaro signed a milestone coal export rail transport deal with Transnet

South African diversified resources company, Exxaro, has signed a coal export transportation agreement with Transnet which will increase coal volumes from Waterberg to Richards Bay Coal Terminal. The 10-year agreement between Exxaro and Transnet will allow for the transportation of a total of 7,8 million tonnes (Mt) of export coal –  3Mt will come from the Waterberg once all the …

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Agricultural Sector join hands with CCMA

A total of 40 farms out of  the 333 recently visited by labour inspectors in Limpopo do not comply with Basic Conditions of Employment Act. Department of Labour’s Provincial Chief Inspector Phaswana Tladi said issues of great concern in the affected farms were minimum wage, written particulars of employment, information on pay as well as record keeping. Tladi was speaking …

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#Data4All campaign in Thabazimbi

Democratic Alliance will on Friday launch the #Data4All campaign at Rra Ditau Lodge, Thabazimbi, Limpopo. Leading #Data4All campaign, DA Spokesperson on Quality & Status of Women, Youth and Disability, Katlego Phala will also  deliver a keynote address and interact with the youth about the challenges they face on a daily basis. The campaign starts at 17h00. “Many young South Africans …

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Limpopo Premier reshuffle Cabinet

Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha has late on Wednesday reshuffled his executive council. Nandi Ndalane has been appointed the new MEC for Public works, while Jerry Ndou has been moved from Public works and is now the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human settlements and Traditional Affairs. Makoma Makhurupetje is now the new MEC for Transport and Community Safety. MEC Mapula Mokaba …

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Mokuruanyane community gets information about their human rights

An awareness campaign to educate the community not to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation, educate the residents about the spread of HIV/Aids pandemic and how to access help from the courts was held in Mokuruanyane village, Lephalale. Lephalale Municipality spokesperson Conscious Chiloane said the campaing was aimed at raising awareness on human rights. The awareness campaign was …

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Communities will benefit from multi-million rand road upgrade

Lephalale Municipality spokesperson Conscious Chiloane said this significant milestone multi-million rand project will see the reconstruction of the 47.6 kilometres. She said the road would service 13 villages, covering 3 Wards that struggled with transportation due to their dilapidated conditions. Chiloane said the villages that would benefit from the upgraded Rietfontein Road [D3102 and D3114] were Sefithlogo, Morwe, Botshabelo, Moong, Segale, Botsalanong, Kopanong, Kgobagodimo and Letlora, adding that while the upgrading of Road D3109 would benefit residents from Kiti, Motsweding, Dipompopong and Mokuruanyane.

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