If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Zweli Mkhize has commended the turnout of potential voters who went to register at the 22 935 registration stations this weekend.
Vuwani in Limpopo is again on the edge after the collapse of a deal brokered last year by former president Jacob Zuma and Vhavenda king Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana to resolve a municipal boundary dispute.
Limpopo police say they have recovered a police vehicle that was stolen after a senior officer was shot dead outside his home in Vuwani by unknown gunmen.
A settlement deal brokered by President Jacob Zuma and Venda monarch King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana as part of a bid to bring stability to the troubled Vuwani area in Limpopo has hit a snag.
Community leaders close schools, affecting 2 000 matrics, in the battle against the new Lim345 local municipality as the demarcation issue rears its head again.
It is regrettable that the situation in Vuwani has reignited after efforts and talks to resolve a demarcation dispute broke down.
Government’s attempt to renegotiate a peaceful settlement with the Vuwani community in Limpopo hit a snag after members of the community refused to attend meetings.
When Patience Sedimela saw the deeply demoralising images of her torched classroom beamed out on television news, she thought it was all over.
Minister Angie Motshekga said it was "really shattering" to see the damage caused by arson attacks on schools in Vuwani, Limpopo. See for yourself here.
Residents are demanding that their area be returned under the Makhado Local Municipality jurisdiction.
Limpopo police have arrested a man linked to the murder of a senior police officer, the attempted murder of another officer as well as the armed robbery of four security guards in Thohoyandou.
Vuwani pupils could be back in class when schools reopen next month after the community agreed on Friday to lift the shutdown that saw them miss preliminary examinations and cost them a month of schooling.
A community leader in Masakona village outside Vuwani, Limpopo, is living in exile after local residents torched his house and business, allegedly for “selling out” in the demarcation issue that saw the village moved from one municipality to a new one, Lim345.
The DA has called on State Security Minister David Mahlobo to account 'for his failings' in front of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the ANC has an appetite to resolve the demarcation debacles of the troubled Vuwani communities in Limpopo, just like it is doing in the Matatiele Municipality – incorporating the latter back into KwaZulu-Natal from the Eastern Cape.
Residents disappointed with government ignoring earlier demarcation commitments vow to fight with blood, sweat and tears.
Police will provide protection to IEC officials in Vuwani, Limpopo, during Wednesday’s elections, police commissioner Lieutenant General Kgomotso Phahlane has said.
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