Lucas Ledwaba

State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Special Economic Zones add hope in an era of unemployment

SEZs may be the financial injection the country needs as it battles to recover from the effects of the coronavirus and lockdowns

Volunteers on the Covid frontline

Community healthcare workers are at the coalface in the battle against Covid-19 – and by offering primary healthcare to the poor – but they can barely afford to replace their well-worn shoes

How Jonas Gwangwa used his music to preserve his mother tongue

Music giant Dr Jonas Gwangwa, who passed away on 23 January, used his influence to promote the language of his people MaNdebele ase Nyakatho, writes Lucas Ledwaba

Growing culture: Brothers on the land, together under the sun

Some black and white farmers are working together in the name of progress in a sector that has long been associated with racial exclusion and the abuse of black people

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Q&A Sessions: ‘A good teacher must love the kids’

As a child, Mokhudu Machaba had to cross a flooded river on her way to school in rural Limpopo. She fell pregnant at 15 but returned to complete her matric and found employment as a domestic worker to pay for her tertiary education. The dedicated educator, who has been shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize talks to Lucas Ledwaba

All mahala say claimants in R1-billion Mala Mala land claim

Endless court cases and threats plague community of South Africa’s most costly restitution settlement

Ray of hope for Limpopo as Sopa reveals grand plans for jobs

Special Economic Zones will empower thousands in the Limpopo province

Mine shakes homes and dreams

Residents say the world’s largest open-cast platinum mine on their doorstep is killing them; mine management disagrees

Voters’ anger and resignation

It was a quiet day at the polls in the Limpopo district with elders wanting to vote and the youth cynical about elections

Municipality’s dodgy sand scandal

Lepelle-Nkumpi allegedly paid millions to illegal miners for gravel to use in major building projects

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