4 23 December 2016
Drive with care during rainy season By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Clemour Ngobeni, from The Voice SA fame, photographed during his visit to Zoutnet Publishers last Thursday. From the left to right are Elardus van Zyl, Kaizer Nengovhela, Mbulaheni Ridovhona, Amandea van Zyl, Clemour, Andries van Zyl (editor of the Zoutpansberger) and Anton van Zyl (Zoutnet owner and manager).
Clemour visits the newspaper office By Isabel Venter Last week, Zoutnet Publishers received a special visit from the one and only Clemour Ngobeni from The Voice SA fame. Clemour was promoting his upcoming local performance. The Red Carpet Music Concert on Christmas Eve will be held in Waterval as a way in which Clemour wants to thank his fans for their support over the past year. On Christmas Eve (24 De-
cember) Clemour will be sharing the stage with other guest artists from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Limpopo and Cape Town in his concert called The Night Before Christmas with Clemour. The event will be held at the Fountains of Life church at Ha-Chabani. “Since The Voice I have done a few shows in Johannesburg and even Cape Town, but never one at home. Waterval is my home and I decided to do the show here to say thank you for the support
I have received from my fans … imagine a live music show with a Christmas feel and songs … it’s going to be amazing,” said Clemour in an exclusive video interview with the Zoutpansberger/Limpopo Mirror. (Readers can watch this interview by logging on to our web page at www. zoutnet.co.za. When Clemour visited the newspaper he also performed a special Christmas song, especially for our readers. This video will also be featured on our website).
Lawrence Phalama and Annikie Phalama were married during a traditional wedding ceremony held at Makhitha on Saturday.
Miss Face of Courage crowned princess. The Miss Face of Courageous charity beauty In an effort to groom and nurture young pageant was started in order to find a leading talent, Miss Face of Courageous held its first person (ambassador) to represent the region ever beauty pageant competition two weeks and also to find hard-working people willing ago at Mandis Thembaluvhilo in Nzhelele. to engage in charity work.The pageant aims at Tshifhiwa Ramutumbu impressed the judges grooming girls from the ages of 4 to 22. The and she was crowned the overall winner. Phalale competition was initiated and organised by Ms Rinae was the first princess, while Takalani Pfariso Tshivhenga and Ms Phalale Mourine. Milky Ramarumo was crowned the second The aim of the pageant is to teach the young girls about charity. “They must learn how to help the needy people while they are still young,” said Tshivhenga. She further said that the pageant served as a way of teaching young girls to love and acknowledge their beauty. Tshivhenga told Limpopo Mirror that they can’t wait to do it again next year. “Although there were a few hiccups, next year’s event will be better than this one. We hope that everyone Newly crowned Miss Face of Courageous 2016 Tshifhiwa Ramutumbu continues to support (middle) poses for a photo with first princess Phalale Rinae (right) us to achieve that,” she and second princess Takalani Milky Ramarumo (left). said. By Mbulaheni Ridovhona
bakkie died after it had crashed into the Levubu river on 17 December. All occupants drowned and were only recovered the following day. They were two men and a woman.
The Limpopo police’s media centre has issued a public statement wherein they are appealing to members of the communities and drivers to take caution when driving across rivers and along wet roads. The police’s spokesperson, Brig Motlalefa Mojapelo, reminded residents in the province of the heavy rains which started falling a fortnight ago and said that such rains also damaged some roads. “Even when roads have not been damaged by rains, they sometimes get slippery due to rain or gravel which fall on the road from the side of the road,” he said. “We call on our people to exercise caution when crossing rivers and only cross at relevant places when it is safe to do so.” The three occupants of this bakkie died after it had crashed into the Meanwhile, three river. occupants of a white
Get ready for Western Music Festival Africa. Some artists have already released more than three albums, but have never performed for How many residents in the Vhembe district an audience bigger than 100 people.” have ever watched, Dr Malinga performing He indicated that there was a large number of live on stage? If not, start to gear up for the talented artists in the district and it hurts to see First Western Music Festival on 26 Decemthem ending up in the street or their work being ber at the Ali & Adolf The Island Resort in pirated. Muraleni. Some of the artists who will perform at the Community members around Sinthumule and festival are Dr Malinga, DJ Lulo Cafe from Kutama will have the privilege to experience the Metro FM, Fizzy, Prifix, DJ Rabs Vhafuwi, talent of one of the giants of music performing at Khakhathi & Friends, Mlatirho, Irene Mawela, their doorstep. Bellafonte, P/Postman, Dafro, Humbulani RaAccording to the organiser, Mr Austin Ramagwedzha, Thora-Thora, Makhadzi, Ceephomaru, several popular artists will perform this nix, Bennerman and many more. year. He said the festival is aimed at providing a Tickets are available at R120 per person and development platform for the growing number the gate tickets will be R150, but the price of VIP of local artists seeking opportunities. tickets is R650. The gates will open at 11:00 and “We see the event as contributing to social security will be very strict. cohesion and nation building, while entrenching our African identity through musical performances,” he said. “Our main aim is not to make profit, but to market our province and show our talent.” Ramaru said that the festival aims to expose the untapped talent so abundant in the communities served by the organisers. “The festival will provide the province with an opportunity to unify its citizens and its neighbouring countries to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and to promote tourism in the province, elevating the level of growing excitement among young adults, emerging business individuals, students and tourist enthusiasts.” He stated that the vision of the festival was mainly to allow local artists a platform at a mainstream level. “Very little is going on with regard to the promotion of Venda artists in South Bellafonte. By Kaizer Nengovhela
The Elias Resort at Tshirolwe was official opened last Friday by Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana. Photographed during the opening are, from left, Cllr Tebogo Mamorobela, Khathu Ramovha, Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, Vhembe Executive Mayor Cllr Florance Radzilana, Dr Stanley Radzilani and Kirsten Nematandani.