Mankweng News

Lepelle Northern Water issues clarification statement

16 January 2022 – It’s been a PR disaster for Polokwane based state-owned entity Lepelle Northern Water as it battled to restore water to Limpopo’s capital. What looked liked comical blunders out of an episode of Peppa Pig, the entity have put the blame on power cuts at it’s Ebenezer operations which lasted for up to seven hours. Constant power cuts are becoming very regular in major cities around South Africa notwithstanding the scheduled load-shedding from Eskom. To it’s relief water supply is now stable and Polokwane’s residents will hope and pray that it remains that way – News Desk

Deputy State President David Mabuza lays wreath

08 January 2022 – Deputy State President and ANC Deputy President David Mabuza laid a wreath in honour of the late Peter Mokaba at the Mankweng cemetery. Mokaba born in Mankweng on the 7th of January 1959, was an ANC Youth League leader and was instrumental in underground activities in the then Northern Transvaal in the late 1980s. Mokaba died on 09 June 2002. Mabuza praised the Mokaba and his family for their sacrifice in defeating the Apartheid regime and uplifting the community of Mankweng – News Desk

12 December 2021 – Six Bodies found near Mentz

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Six badly decomposed bodies were found in the vicinity of Mentz. Members of the community made the gruesome discovery and called Mankweng police who were accompanied by a forensics team. An inquest docket has been opened and no arrests have been made so far – News Staff

05 December 2021 ANC retains most wards in Mankweng

The African National Congress has retained most wards in the Greater Mankweng area with the exception of Ward 93504026 which was won by The Economic Freedom Front. The ANC has also retained The Polokwane Municipality Council for the next five years, although new parties like The Abantu-Batho Congress have made slight inroads by getting a seat. It will be a testing time for the ANC as service delivery will be the top priority for the residents of Polokwane and Mankweng. With a dominant majority in Limpopo province, the ANC has only failed to retain the Mookgophong-Modimolle municipal council by a toss of a coin to the Democratic Alliance – News Staff

10 June 2021 Ga Mathibaskraal Demolisions

The red ants have demolished illegal structures at Mathibaskraal. Among the demolished structures was a brick making factory and private homes. There has been ongoing land disputes between different tribal authorities namely from Ga-Mothapo, Ga-Mothiba and various property stakeholders

Mathibaskraal demolisions

– News Staff

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On behalf of University management, the Executive Director of Marketing and Communication - Victor Kgomoeswana, receives a Memorandum of Demands from the SRC members regarding financial clearance and registration, among other issues. @VictorAfrica

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12 August 2020 – University of Limpopo to Launch Second Virtual Ceremony

After the first successful virtual graduation ceremony, the University of Limpopo will have it’s second virtual ceremony on the 13th August 2020 from 09:00 to 15:00. The virtual graduation ceremony will be available on the University’s social media platforms – Mankweng News Staff

12 August 2020 – Ebenezer Dam Water Levels Critical

Ebenezer Dam is running very dry at a rapid rate. By the 10th of August 2020, water levels were below 13%. This is due to low rainfall during the past season. Water shortage will be experienced around the Ga-Mamabolo and Mankweng area. Polokwane Municipality is looking at ways to alleviate the foreseen water level shortage before it gets to critical levels – Mankweng News Staff

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22 July 2020 – Fire at busy Mankweng Central Business District

Fire broke out in the early morning of 22 July 2020. Two retail shops burned to the ground however the Polokwane Fire Service managed to put out the fire out rapidly, thereby not affecting the rest of the shopping complex. No injuries were reported – Mankweng News Staff

21 July 2020 – Water Pipe damaged in Mankweng Area

Mankweng Zone 1 and Mankweng Hospital water supply has been affected by a damaged water pipe. Other areas around Mankweng Toronto and Unit C area has been asked to use water sparingly – Mankweng News Staff

13 July 2020 – Possible Water Interruptions over the weekdays

Tzaneen Municipality has announced a planned power supply cut, due to maintenance at the Ebenezer Dam 33KV power line. Water supply from Ebenezer Dam to Mankweng and Polokwane will be affected during the hours of 07:00 to 17:00 from the following dates.

14 July 2020, 16 July 2020, 19 July 2020 and 25 July 2020 – Mankweng News Staff


13 July 2020 – Stage 2 Load Shedding continues in Mankweng

Eskom has announced that load shedding is till continuing for the week of 18 July 2020. Stage 2 schedule is as follows

Monday 13 July 2020 – 21:00 to 23:30

Tuesday 14 July 2020 – 05:00 to 07:30

Wednesday 15 July 2020 – 05:00 to 07:30; 13:00 to 15:30 – Mankweng News Staff


12 July 2020 – Polokwane Municipality Call Center Offline

The Polokwane Municipality Call Center has experienced a system outage and is currently unavailable. This could have been caused by load shedding that occurred over the weekend. The IT team is currently busy trying to get the system online. The municipality has apologized for the inconvenience. Mankweng News Staff


10 July 2020 – Mankweng Load Shedding Schedule

Eskom has announced stage 2 load shedding despite the country experiencing a cold front this week. Eskom has put the blame on plant breakdowns that exceed 3000MW. The affected units are at Kendal, Tutuka and Majuba. The schedule for Mankweng is as follows: Saturday 11-07-2020 07:00-09:30 15:00-17:30; Sunday 12-07-2020 15:00-17:30 23:00-01:30. Mankweng News Staff


08 July 2020 – Unilim 2021 Applications now open

The University of Limpopo has opened applications for undergraduate programmes for the 2021 academic year. Applications can be done via online platforms or manual processes. The closing date is 30 October 2020. Prospective students are urged to apply early in order to avoid any delays. Mankweng News Staff

04 July 2020 – Unilim to undertake a Virtual Graduation ceremony for the first time

The University of Limpopo will undertake a virtual graduation which will be streamed on social media platforms on the 6th of July 2020. This groundbreaking feat will reach a far wider audience. Also the university will be one of the only few on the African continent to enable this kind of graduation streaming platform. Mankweng News Staff

04 July 2020 – Polokwane Traffic Official tests positive for Covid-19

The traffic center has been closed and will open on 06 July 2020 after an official tested positive for Covid-19. The Mankweng and Aganang testing center will still remain open. Limpopo has 1408 recorded cases as of 03 July 2020 with 10 deaths and 594 recoveries. Mankweng hospital is a designated Covid-19 testing center and the public is urged to test. Mankweng News Staff


30 June 2020 – Polokwane Municipality launches Prepaid Credit Facility

The district municipality has partnered with Cigicell to allow customers to buy electricity on credit to the value of R50. This is to allow residents to have access to emergency electricity if you run out of prepaid units
To access the credit facility, you need to dial *120*1194# and follow the prompts
Mankweng News Staff

30 June 2020 – University of Limpopo Students get laptops

University of Limpopo (UNILIM) has handed over laptops to students in order to assist with studies online as well as virtual classes. This is a new era of learning for Unilim. The student governing body which is currently run by the Economic Freedom Front has commended the university management for the innovate decision. Although most students have welcomed the laptops, some have complained about the slow process

@tokollomengoai ‘The process of distributing laptops is way too slow’ – source

While others are accusing the EFF of claiming the credit, while it was a national government directive – Mankweng News Staff


01 June 2020 – Roads Agency Limpopo appoints two new board members

The Chairperson of Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL) Board of Directors, Matome Ralebipi, has appointed two board members, Motlhanke Phukuntsi and Pat Makape. The new appointments have been in effect from 01 June 2020. The Honourable Namane Dickson Masemola, who is the Limpopo Provincial Government’s shareholder representative responsible for RAL announced the appointments – Mankweng News Staff


‘Boyfriend’ reappears in Mankweng intern’s murder case

Ga-Dikgale taps running dry as residents fume

Paledi Drop-in Center urgently needs donations

Mankweng Youth empowering the community with agricultural skills

Lobby group urges Limpopo Judge President to appoint Tsonga-speaking Judges

Mankweng Hospital performs second successful open heart surgery