Learning takes a backseat in Limpopo

Education facilities in Limpopo – including four schools – built at a cost of R143-million are standing empty and being vandalised despite a desperate need for proper infrastructure in the province.

The provincial department of education allocated R106-million for the … Read the rest

Limpopo protesters set up pay stations

limpopo2Protesters demanded entry fees to Relela and Kubjana villages in Limpopo on Friday morning. The “pay stations” set up at road blocks were operated by protesters in full view of the police.

Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that … Read the rest

Limpopo province has text books but some roofs are missing

Semaneng Secondary School in Limpopo has a damaged roof
Semaneng Secondary School in Limpopo has a damaged roof

Both pupils and and teachers in rural Limpopo say they are preparing for another year of so-called tree schools, pit toilets, overcrowding in classrooms without roofs and even snake bites, reports … Read the rest

At least 11 killed in bus crash near Louis Trichardt

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAt least eleven people have been killed after a bus collided with another vehicle on the N1 near Louis Trichardt in Limpopo.

The bus was apparently overtaking a car, when it crashed head-on into the vehicle.

Limpopo Roads and Transport … Read the rest

Chained patients found in Limpopo church raid

Chained... These are mental patients in Somalia (file photo)
Chained… These are mental patients in Somalia (file photo)

Chained-up patients were removed from a church-run mental health and drug rehabilitation centre in Moletjie Mabokelele, Limpopo, following a raid, The Star reported on Thursday.

The Church of Christ Assemblies was … Read the rest

Serial black rapist denied bail after DNA tests

baby_rapeAn alleged serial rapist was denied bail by the Mahwelereng Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, Limpopo police said.

“The court decided to not grant him bail, he is remanded in custody,” said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

He may not be named until … Read the rest

Xenophobes in Limpopo ‘have criminal motive’

Foreigners pack up
Foreigners pack up

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in Tshisaulu outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo, where residents have been protesting for the past two days, says some protesters “have criminal motives”.

Foreign nationals started removing stocks from their shops … Read the rest