15km queue at Zimbabwe border

Truck drivers say they’ve been stuck for three days

By Bernard Chiguvare - 29 July 2020

Millions of rands in lottery funding for mysterious music festival

R15 million paid to dormant organisation but chairman says he’s unaware of the grant

By Marecia Damons and Raymond Joseph - 29 July 2020

Clinic without proper electricity and running water for ten months

Staff say they make daily trips to collect water from the nearest facility about 10km away

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2020

Two years waiting for the lights to be switched on

Poles and cables were installed in Ngudza, Limpopo, in 2018

By Bernard Chiguvare - 9 June 2020

Truckers wait days to cross border into Zimbabwe

“Before lockdown it used to be almost two hours before I crossed into Zimbabwe”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 4 June 2020

Contractor says school feeding scheme isn’t viable if only two grades return

“Normally I would deliver for 5,000 but now my delivery will only be for 677 in grades 7 and 12.”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 May 2020

Limpopo residents collect water from construction pit

Municipality says work on a water project in the area will commence in two weeks

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 May 2020
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Covid-19: Vhembe District village without clean water for three weeks

The municipality says tanks are delivering water to villages across the district

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 April 2020
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Storm wreaks havoc in Vhembe district

At least 40 homes severely damaged. Families now getting help from the government

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown affords homeless shelter in Louis Trichardt

Shelter came as a relief, says a 23-year-old, who used to sleep at a car wash

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: A blind couple’s battle to find food in Louis Trichardt

The couple from Zimbabwe say they relied on money from begging outside stores to buy food and pay rent

By Bernard Chiguvare - 16 April 2020
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Covid-19: Spaza shop owners under pressure to stay open after hours

Shop owners near Louis Trichardt said they will not disobey the regulations

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 April 2020
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Covid-19: Doctors released from isolation in Limpopo TB hospital

This follows widespread criticism of MEC Phophi Ramathuba

By James Stent - 9 April 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless, unemployed and stuck in South Africa

Limpopo moves people living on the streets into shelters

By Bernard Chiguvare - 8 April 2020
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Covid-19: Medical association slams decision to force two doctors to isolate in TB hospital

“The court action you embarked on to force these doctors into a provincial facility, and the manner in which these doctors have been treated by yourself and certain healthcare staff of the province, is most unsettling”

By GroundUp Staff - 3 April 2020
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Limpopo villagers fear shopping mall will take their water

The Magangeni community want the traditional council to sink boreholes for the village

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 March 2020